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Miami Heat Using COVID-Sniffing Dogs to Screen Fans

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. Full Coverage of Super Bowl Planning | Podcast: Organizing a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA […]

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The 2019 edition of the Colorado Classic was staged in four destinations, including the city of Golden. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

Colorado Classic Postpones Women’s Cycling Race to 2022

The Colorado Classic presented by VF Corporation, an elite women’s cycling race, has canceled its 2021 race and will focus on bringing the multistage race event back in 2022. The inaugural race was staged in 2019 across four Colorado destinations, but organizers canceled the 2020 event after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the […]

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On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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2021 Maryland Cycling Classic Date Set

The Maryland Cycling Classic, which had to cancel its inaugural event in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will have its 2021 event on September 5 as part of a series of events throughout the region on Labor Day Weekend. The inaugural event had been scheduled for September 6, 2020 but was postponed in late […]

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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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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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