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USA Nordic Hires New Partnership Marketing Director

USA Nordic has hired Casey Mills to a newly developed position of partnership marketing director, developing strategic partnerships to help the organization achieve its goals of Olympic glory. “Casey Mills joining USA Nordic is a huge step forward for our partnership and marketing ability,” said USA Nordic Executive Director Bill Demong. “With his experience in […]

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Brian Graham Returns to Professional Disc Golf Association

The Professional Disc Golf Association has announced that Brian Graham has returned to the organization as director of membership and growth. Graham most recently served as CEO of the Augusta Sports Council in Georgia for the past three years. In 2021, he was also the sitting president for Georgia Sports. But before his role with […]

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NBA Extends HBCU Support

The NBA has announced an extension of its support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities with a series of new programs, including the addition of a MEAC conference matchup as part of All-Star Weekend in February in Cleveland. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association will again highlight the HBCU community during NBA All-Star […]

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Brent DeRaad Named President and CEO of Arlington CVB in Texas

The Arlington (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Brent DeRaad as president and chief executive officer, effective December 6. DeRaad joins the bureau after serving as president and chief executive officer of Visit Tucson in Arizona. DeRaad succeeds Ron Price, who left in May to become the head of Visit Phoenix after working for […]

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Ironman Awards Des Moines with 2022 North American Championship

Des Moines, Iowa, has been selected as the latest full-distance Ironman triathlon host, with the full race being designated as the 2022 Ironman North American Championship. The competition will replace a previous 70.3 race in the city. The Certified Piedmontese Ironman North American Championship Des Moines will be held June 12, 2022, with general registration […]

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Grizzlies Partnering with Appetize for Contactless Transactions

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced a continued partnership with Appetize, part of the software and payments company SpotOn, to provide cloud technology for all concession transactions at FedExForum. SpotOn’s end-to-end platform is designed to improve the fan experience with faster and more convenient ordering options through contactless payments. Under the platform, guests have the opportunity […]

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Adam Wisniewski Named Sports VP at OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau has named Adam Wisniewski as its new vice president of sports development. In his new role with the Oklahoma City CVB, Wisniewski primarily will work with CVB staff and other partners to attract local and national sporting events and collaborate with event organizers to increase attendance at local […]

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People wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 walk past a display showing a countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on August 18, 2021. Beijing's top official is reiterating the need for strict anti-coronavirus measures at the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

USOPC Trying to Stay Apolitical Ahead of Beijing 2022

Athletic competition itself was not the focus of a press conference by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Tuesday morning as questions focused on Beijing, the host of the upcoming 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and how the Games have become a flashpoint for the various geopolitical issues surrounding China. “We encourage our athletes […]

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