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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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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Raises More Than $1.4 Million for COVID Athlete Assistance Fund

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has helped raise $1.4 million for the COVID Athlete Assistance Fund in partnership with the Athletics Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies, giving more than 1,200 athletes a supplemental one-time stipend of $1,163. The fund was established in July to assist athletes who have incurred financial hardship as […]

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Durham Sports Commission Names Marcus Manning as Executive Director

Marcus Manning has been named the next executive director of the Durham Sports Commission, starting October 19 as the nonprofit’s second-ever executive director and being charged with leading efforts to create economic and social impact in the region by strengthening Durham’s sports culture, expanding access to sports for residents and attracting and cultivating sporting events […]

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VisitPITTSBURGH Introduces Health Commitment

VisitPITTSBURGH is proud to present the Pittsburgh Global Health & Safety Commitment, a pledge between the hospitality and tourism communities and the region’s residents and visitors in focusing on health and safety protocols ranging in places from the Pittsburgh International Airport to sports venues, businesses, transportation operations, restaurants, hotels and more. The PGH Commitment adheres […]

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Pat Kelleher Elected Chair of NGB Council

USA Hockey Executive Director Pat Kelleher has been elected to a four-year term as the chair of the National Governing Bodies Council, made up of chief executives of the national governing bodies and Paralympic sports organizations affiliated with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The NGB Council represents the consensus views of the NGBs and […]

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Former Sports Executive Named Reno-Sparks CVA CEO

Charles Harris, the chief marketing officer and executive vice president of public affairs for Visit Anaheim, will be the new president and chief executive officer of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. Harris will be charged by the CVA’s Board of Directors to plan, coordinate, direct and be responsible for activities associated with the operation […]

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Forms College Sports Sustainability Group

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council will start a College Sports Sustainability Think Tank to examine sustainable programming initiatives. The measure comes amid emerging vulnerabilities facing varsity-level Olympic and Paralympic sports as college athletic departments have cut sports because of financial constraints stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The group […]

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Big East Signs Collegiate Gaming Deal With EGF

The Big East Conference has signed a three-year agreement with the Electronic Gaming Federation to be the organizer for all conference-affiliated gaming events. The league’s 11 schools will be official EGF members and participate in a multi-game season in the national Division I Varsity Esports League. The season began October 5 and features two eight-week […]

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Sean Doherty Named Tourism Director for Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB

Charlotte County government has named Sean Doherty as tourism director effective September 23, dropping the interim title that he had served under and charging him with the tourism marketing efforts of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau. “I’ve been honored to serve Charlotte County while working alongside a team of dedicated professionals in […]

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