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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: 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 the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. OLYMPICS: 2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans; VIPs Still Allowed to […]

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Pat Casey's Dreamyard will be one of three training sites that will host the 2021 X Games.

X Games Returns to California Roots

ESPN’s X Games 2021 will return to its roots in Southern California, with BMX, skateboard and moto X competitions at three athlete training venues from July 14–18. The event will be staged without spectators. X Games was set to play out its final year of a multiyear deal in Minneapolis last year before the event […]

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Pikes Peak APEX Donates $20,000 to Improve Trails

Pikes Peak APEX, a mountain bike race in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance will donate $20,000 to help improve trails used for the 2021 race in the city. The PPORA Board of Directors approved the allocation, whose funds were reserved from an inaugural race in 2020 where participants competed on […]

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New Cyclocross Series Inks Broadcast Deal with GCN

The USCX Cyclocross Series and Global Cycling Network have announced a global partnership to broadcast all races in the new series live and ad-free. As part of a multi-year agreement, each of the four rounds of the series will be streamed across the GCN+ subscription platform. The coverage will include eight races from four separate […]

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Unbound Gravel in Emporia, Kansas, has become the premier event in the world of gravel racing, which has taken the cycling world by storm. Photo: Life Time

Roots in the Dirt: How Gravel Racing
Has Thrived in Smaller Destinations

For years, the claim to fame for Emporia, Kansas — a city of 25,000 between Wichita and Topeka — was that William Allen White, the famed Kansas newspaperman from the early 1900s, called the area home. “I love that we have that history,” said LeLan Dains, director of Visit Emporia. “But no one is pulling […]

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DuPage County to Host 2021 USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships

Cantigny Park in DuPage County, Illinois, will host the 2021 USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships after the 2020 edition was canceled because of the pandemic. The event will be staged December 7–12 in the discipline that combines both on and off-road riding with various course features. The event will see a national champion crowed in […]

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USA Cycling Delays Championship Host Announcement Over Transgender Bills

USA Cycling has delayed its announcement of the host site for its 2021 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championship after learning the host state’s legislature passed an anti-transgender bill that bars transgender youth from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity. The governing body did not reveal which state had been scheduled to host, […]

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San Antonio to Host L’Étape du Tour Cycling Event

An international cycling event sponsored by the organization that runs the Tour de France is reportedly heading to San Antonio in 2022. L’Etape du Tour, a global cycling series sponsored by the same group that organizes the Tour de France, will hold an event in San Antonio from April 8–10, 2022, San Antonio Sports Chief […]

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Velodrome Moves Closer to Reality in Chester County

The sale of 26.3 acres of land in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has been approved by the local city council toward a future site that will include an indoor velodrome as part of a $50 million National Sports and Events Center. Coatesville’s Redevelopment Authority, after a series of public meetings, project reviews and negotiations, recommended the sale […]

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Tour of Utah Cycling Race to Return in 2022

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah will return in 2022 after a two-year hiatus after the cycling event entered into a licensing agreement with Medalist Sports, a sports management company specializing in road cycling and cause-related events. Medalist will also organize the Tour of Utah Ultimate Challenge, a non-competitive gran-fondo-style endurance event for amateur […]

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