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Purdue coach Jeff Brohm leads his team on the field before a game against Wisconsin on November 23, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten Already Walking Schedule Tightrope

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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USA Cycling Announces New High School Championship

A new high school championship is among the highlights of the 2021 National Championships event calendar unveiled by USA Cycling. While releasing dates and locations of its premier events, the national governing body also noted that all dates and locations will be subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: Previous Coverage of the Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Thursday, September 24 PRO SPORTS: NBA, NHL Caution Next Season Likely To […]

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Colorado Mountain Bike Event Alters Format

A four-day mountain biking event in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has released format changes to allow for more distancing and a COVID-19 safety plan in an effort to keep the event planned as scheduled. The Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox is scheduled for September 24–27 at local parks and on the slopes of Pikes Peak. […]

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Cycling Task Force Releases Event Guidelines

A task force of stakeholders that organize professional cycling events has released guidelines to cover a range of COVID-related issues that could impact those events, a document that also offers a checklist for organizers of other sports events. The guidelines effort is one of the few in sports that have been led by event organizers […]

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Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult […]

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Case Study: 5 Takeaways from USA BMX’s First Event Back

Few sports may be better positioned than BMX to return to events. After all, the sport’s participants wear helmets that cover their mouths and serve as almost built-in masks. But staging an event in the new pandemic era isn’t as easy as telling people to get on their bikes because their faces may be covered. […]

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USA Cycling Appoints Chief Medical Officer

USA Cycling has appointed a chief medical officer, naming Dr. Michael Roshon to the volunteer position. Roshon is chief of medical staff for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has performed other volunteer work for the national governing body in the past, including leading webinars related to athlete health and well-being. […]

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Colorado Classic Announces Four Host Cities

The Colorado Classic, a professional women’s cycling race, has announced it will return in 2020 in four cities across the state. The tour, to be held August 27–30, will feature four stages in Snowmass Village, Avon, Boulder and Denver. The event, which debuted in 2019, is North America’s only standalone women’s professional stage race. The […]

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Cedar City, Utah, Selected for 2020–2011 USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals

Cedar City, Utah, will host the 2020 and 2021 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. The city in southwestern Utah, which has hosted the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on several occasions and is known for hosting festival and events, will host the 2020 event July 30–August 2. The event is expected to attract […]

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