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Roundup: Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Notre Dame vs. Navy Stays Home Instead of Ireland

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry, with nearly every professional league throughout the world on hiatus and collegiate and amateur sports brought to a standstill. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? Continue Reading

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Plans are continuing for the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

IOC Sets Aside $800 Million to Cover Postponement Costs

The International Olympic Committee is setting aside up to $800 million to cover additional costs for the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, and leaders said they are adjusting plans so they can streamline the scope and service levels at the event in 2021. In a call with members of the media following Continue Reading

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Fans who have attended sports events in the past two years have indicated they are willing to return when events open again, according to new research from Enigma Research. Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP Images

Survey: Sports Fans are Ready to Return and Travel to Events

More than three-quarters of people who previously attended live sports events are extremely or very likely to return once large gatherings resume, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people throughout North America conducted by Enigma Research. The results of the survey, which also included those who regularly attend festivals, fairs and trade shows, Continue Reading

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Gen.G Expanding Collegiate Partnerships

Given the popularity of gaming among younger demographics, it only makes sense that Gen.G’s latest partnerships have concentrated not on further establishing its professional teams but entering the collegiate space. The gaming franchise, coming off a successful partnership with the University of Kentucky in running an NBA2K tournament on Twitch, will team with the University Continue Reading

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Simone Manuel, left, and Abbey Weitzeil start the women's 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trials Hosts Begin Planning for New Dates

As the realities of a postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games set in for cities across the country, the unknown of what happens to remaining U.S. Olympic Trials events is causing a juggling act for sports commissions, CVBs and local organizing committees. While some national governing bodies are starting to announce new dates for rescheduled trials, Continue Reading

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EsportsTravel Summit in Arlington
Reschedules to August 11–13

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2020 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—has been rescheduled to August 11–13 in Arlington, Texas. The Summit was originally scheduled for June 16–18. The EsportsTravel Summit is being hosted by the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Arlington Sports Commission. Continue Reading

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On Assignment: A Stadium Shows Its Versatility

It can be one of the little annoyances that fans can experience either in the stadium or watching on television: Seeing the lines of one sport—washed out or not—on the field as you watch action from a different sport. That annoyance is what made the field for the recent LA Sevens international rugby match at Continue Reading

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A view of the March Madness logo inside the Dayton Arena, where the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament was set to begin. Photo: Aaron Doster/AP Images

Sports-Event Industry Reacts to Coronavirus Challenges: “It’s Unprecedented”

In one of the most challenging stretches the sports-event industry has ever faced, industry leaders are unsure exactly what a recovery will look like—or when it will happen. But they are looking ahead. One by one, the number of major events and leagues that began canceling or postponing competitions in the wake of the COVID-19 Continue Reading

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Surfing Rides Into New Venues

Surf’s up! Way up. The sport of Hawaiian royalty and classic Beach Boys tunes is ripping right now. Surfing is set to make its Olympics debut in Tokyo, joining baseball/softball, karate, climbing and skateboarding as the new sports in Tokyo. [Download our exclusive guide to finding the most creative sports event venues.] Meanwhile, applied wave science Continue Reading

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