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USOPC Unveils Inaugural Impact Report for 2019

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee released its inaugural Impact Report for the financial year ending December 31, 2019, showing a drop in revenue to approximately $194 million from $317 million in 2018, when the Olympic Winter Games were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The USOPC overall had a $54 million deficit in 2019 Continue Reading

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Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly holds the trophy alongside teammates while celebrating their NWSL soccer Challenge Cup championship win over the Chicago Red Stars, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Life in a Bubble: Leagues Working on Responsible Return to Play

Whether it is a bubble or not, there is no guarantee that risk is eliminated by health and return to play protocols, sports figures reiterated during a recent Marist College online webinar “COVID-19 and the Responsible Return to Sports.” Between the successes of the National Women’s Soccer League and — so far — Major League Continue Reading

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Houston Roughnecks line up against the Los Angeles Wildcats for a kickoff during an XFL game on February 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners Buy XFL From Bankruptcy

Dany Garcia, pro wrestling and movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and RedBird Capital Partners have bought the XFL spring football league through its parent company, Alpha Entertainment LLC, for approximately $15 million. The transaction is subject to bankruptcy court approval at a hearing on August 7 and is expected to close on or shortly Continue Reading

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Rich Harshbarger Steps Down as CEO of Running USA

Rich Harshbarger will step down as CEO of Running USA, effective August 1, 2020. Harshbarger joined the running industry association in 2014. In a letter to members, the Running USA Board of Directors noted that the industry “is facing many challenges, including consolidation, globalization, increased competition, an urgent need to address diversity and inclusion, and Continue Reading

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Molly Quinn Named CEO of U.S. Association of Blind Athletes

The United States Association of Blind Athletes has named Molly Quinn as the organization’s chief executive officer, a newly created position. Quinn brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, sports marketing and philanthropy to the association based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She will begin her position on August 3. Quinn will work with Continue Reading

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Barry Siff Resigns as USA Team Handball CEO

Barry Siff has resigned as CEO of USA Team Handball, just over a year after taking on the role leading the national governing body. Siff cited personal reasons for leaving the organization, which last week unveiled a new logo and brand. Siff, who began the position in April 2019, was credited for making progress in the Continue Reading

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Inter Miami players enter the field for an MLS soccer match against Orlando City in the MLS bubble. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Beyond the Bubble: How Leagues are Approaching Operations

For so many teams at all levels of sports, having a bubble burst used to mean they would not get into the NCAA Tournament, or would have their playoff chances extinguished on the final day of the regular season. These days, having a bubble burst means much, much more. For nearly every professional sports league, Continue Reading

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USA Team Handball Unveils New Logo, Brand

The national governing body for one of the most exciting Olympic sports has unveiled a rebrand and refreshed visual identity. USA Team Handball unveiled its new logo alongside a refreshed website. The rebrand is the latest transformation for the NGB under the leadership of CEO Barry Siff and comes following the establishment of a full-time Continue Reading

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Release The Kraken: Seattle’s NHL Team Reveals Nickname

The NHL’s expansion team in Seattle will be known as the Kraken when it starts play in the 2021–2022 season with the team’s nickname and logo released in a splashy promotional video. A legend from the deep awakens. Meet the Seattle Kraken → — Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) July 23, 2020 The team’s colors Continue Reading

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