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Pfizer Donates Vaccines to IOC for Olympic and Paralympic Delegations

While vaccines will not be required for athletes or any of the delegations planning to be in Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee has nonetheless been encouraging everyone involved to get their shots. But in an effort to vaccinate as many people as are willing before the events, the […]

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NHL and Clorox Clean Up with New Partnership

The Clorox Company and the National Hockey League have announced a new multiyear North American partnership that will see Clorox become the official cleaning and disinfecting product partner of the league. The multiyear agreement, which starts with the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, includes marketing and product integrations to support the league’s COVID protocols during the playoffs […]

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Vaccinations Could Earn Fans Super Bowl Tickets

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination may pay off in more ways than one for 50 lucky football fans. The National Football League has announced that it will give out 50 free tickets to Super Bowl LVI in February 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles to vaccinated Americans in an effort to help the national vaccination […]

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USATF Partners with BD for COVID-19 Testing

USA Track & Field has partnered with BD, a global medical technology company, to provide rapid COVID-19 testing for USATF athletes at select meets. The goal is to help USATF professional athletes return to competition safely through the use of the BD Veritor Plus system, a rapid result antigen test that can detect the coronavirus […]

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One Year Later: How COVID has Changed Sports Forever

Remember what it like to go to a sold-out game? Waiting in line with others for seemingly forever before getting your ticket scanned, walking into the concourse and trying to avoid bumping into other people while finding a hot dog and soda, then going to your seats to check out the early scene. Maybe you […]

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NBA Partners with CLEAR for Arena Entry

The National Basketball Association and CLEAR have announced a partnership that will see the secure identity company’s Health Pass technology available for COVID-19 health screenings at NBA arenas. Health Pass is a free, mobile experience that connects a user’s verified identity to various COVID-19-related health information, including test results and eventually vaccine verification. The program […]

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USA Hockey to Use Clear2Play at IIHF U18 Men’s World Championship

USA Hockey will use Clear2Play as part of its safety efforts associated with hosting the International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Men’s World Championship, which will be staged April 26 – May 6 in Frisco and Plano, Texas. USA Hockey earlier announced that it intended to use the technology at several upcoming events. Clear2Play is an […]

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USA Triathlon Launches Safe Return Guidelines for Events

USA Triathlon has launched a new Safe Return to Multisport initiative, which features a set of racing, training and event-production guidelines for the multisport community. The set of resources includes guidelines for contact tracing, volunteers and a safe return to racing. “USA Triathlon collaborated with world-class medical experts and leaders at all levels of the […]

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Crowd Management is Changing; The Time to Plan for Reopening is Now

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, crowd management was focused on the guest experience and physical security of the facility. This included access control efforts such as entry point monitoring and bag screenings, as well as broader security measures like dealing with behavioral threats and securing the field from surprise intrusions. Coordinating these efforts requires a […]

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