Virus Outbreak NYC Vaccine Mandate
Protesters rallying against COVID-19 vaccination mandates and in support of Kyrie Irving gather outside the Barclays Center before an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets on October 24, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
Anti-Vaxxers Try to Storm Nets Game In Support of Kyrie Irving

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, second from right, celebrates after scoring past Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer during the first period Tuesday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

NHL Arena COVID Protocols That Fans
Can Expect for the 2021–2022 Season

Every NHL team will be at full capacity for home games for the rest of the season — with nearly half the league mandating either proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for fans to attend games. Below is the full rundown on each team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19, […]

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Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant reacts and fans applaud after his basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA playoff series June 5, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NBA Arena COVID Protocols That Fans
Can Expect for the 2021–2022 Season

More than a dozen NBA teams plan to mandate either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for fans when they go to games this season. Below is the full rundown on each team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19 whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID […]

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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery

The world’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been […]

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Future Sites Announced for Northstar Sports Division Events

Northstar Meetings Group has announced three future sites for the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers, taking its annual event to a trio of markets reflecting a variety of destinations that host sports events throughout the United States. Along with previously announced host cities, the conference has now announced its […]

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Los Angeles 2024
Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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National Congress of State Games Renews Partnership with TEAMS Conference & Expo

Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, and the National Congress of State Games have announced the extension of their exclusive co-location agreement through and including TEAMS ’26. The extension builds upon a partnership that has seen the annual NCSG Symposium held in conjunction with the TEAMS Conference since TEAMS was last held […]

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Northstar Meetings Group Forges Multi-Year
Co-Location Partnership with Dare to Dream

Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, has announced an exclusive, multi-year co-location agreement with The Dare to Dream Experience. Dare to Dream is a career exploration, educational and motivational program that introduces students ages 18–24 to careers behind the scenes of the sports-related travel, tourism, events and entertainment industries. As part of […]

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US Gymnastics Olympic Trials
Shane Wiskus competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. Wiskus advanced to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo after his college, Minnesota, dropped men's gymnastics as a sport. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Olympic Sports Fight to Survive on Collegiate Level

When the United States men’s gymnastics team that had been selected for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo was announced, one thing stood out about the five-man group: Each was a college gymnast. Sam Mikulak, the elder statesman of the team, was a three-time national champion at Michigan. Yul Moldauer helped Oklahoma win three NCAA […]

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