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USA's Ben Pinkelman fends off the Wales defense on day two of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020 men's competition at FMG Stadium Waikato on 26 January, 2020 in Hamilton, New Zealand. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Rugby Sevens Ready to Put Roots in Los Angeles

With participation on the rise and its status as an Olympic sport secure, rugby is looking to expand its brand as the LA Sevens brings the up-tempo, fan-friendly rugby sevens format to Los Angeles. Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, will host 16 national teams in a two-day event February 29–March 1 that features the Continue Reading

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Virginia’s Blue Ridge Lands Ironman

In recent years, Ironman has been in acquisition mode. One of those purchases involved three former Rev3 races, including a 70.3 triathlon held in Williamsburg, Virginia. After fulfilling a commitment to hold the 2019 event in May, Ironman decided to shift the event to midsummer, something the colonial city’s already bustling summer tourism scene couldn’t Continue Reading

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Competitors enter the water at the International Swimming League competition at Indiana University natatorium on October 5 in Indianapolis. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP Images)

International Swim League Broadens the Sport’s Visibility

A new international league features some of the biggest names in swimming—competing in a team format that has proven popular with TV-friendly meets—and already has recorded multiple sellouts before the inaugural season culminates with a showpiece event in Las Vegas. The International Swimming League, which is paying its athletes a salary to compete, hints that things Continue Reading

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Former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, whose perfect 10 floor routine last year was a viral internet sensation, is among those who have committed to compete at the inaugural Aurora Games in August in Albany, New York. Associated Press/Ben Liebenberg

Aurora in Albany in August

Named after the Roman goddess of the dawn and conceived as a way to celebrate women’s sports, the inaugural Aurora Games are scheduled to take place August 20–25 in Albany, New York. The sports festival will feature more than 125 professional athletes competing in six sports—basketball, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey and beach volleyball—on Continue Reading

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The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Cleveland Prepares to Rock MLB All-Star Game

Cleveland is ready to rock. Considering that it’s the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, that’s a familiar line. But the city embraces the phrase, and so do the local organizers working with Major League Baseball to prepare for the 90th MLB All-Star Game on July 9. All you need to do is Continue Reading

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The Adrian Phillips Ballroom at historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jesery, was the site of the opening celebration for the EsportsTravel Summit.

Headlines Made at EsportsTravel Summit in Atlantic City

The EsportsTravel Summit brought 300 esports event organizers, destinations and suppliers together for an event that featured several significant announcements, including the first research into the travel impact of esports events and the launch of a new music and esports festival from the founder of the Vans Warped Tour. Attendees at the Summit, held June Continue Reading

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Park City Prepares for World Championships

If you ask Bill Malone how the weather is, he just might reply, “Great! We’re expecting a lot of snow!” Heaps of snow is always good news in Park City, Utah, where Malone serves as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and CVB. And snowstorms are especially good news right now, as the city prepares for the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships presented by Toyota, scheduled for Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain and Solitude Mountain Resort, February 1–10. It was quite a coup for Utah to land the championships, which are held every other year

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A considerable amount of coordination is required for TEAM IP to receive the logos from teams and get products to bowl games in a timely fashion. Photograph: Team IP

The Merchandise Bowl: A Look Into How Apparel Adds to the Game Experience

College bowl season can stretch the limits of event organizers. Few sports events of that size and scope have such little time to know which teams and fan bases will even be playing and attending. From ticket sales to marketing to travel, the logistical challenges can be significant. But another area with its own challenges Continue Reading

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