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Kansas City Royals players Andrew Benintendi, left, and Whit Merrifield celebrate scoring against the Detroit Tigers on July 2, 2022. Both players, who are unvaccinated, have since been traded. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Latest on COVID’s Effect on Sports:
Vaccination Status Adds Twist to MLB Trade Deadline

COVID-19 and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two-plus years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. As events have come back online, here is a regular look at where things stand and storylines that have been emerging. You can also see our past reporting on what the sports-event industry […]

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Letter From Iowa: The State Games,
the Dew Tour and the Power of Sports

Sports play a vital economic role for destinations looking to attracting visitors. They also, in their finest moments, provide inspiring examples of humanity at its best. Over the weekend of July 29–30 in Ames and Des Moines, Iowa, two events — one amateur, one professional — spoke to each of those aspects. They also served […]

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On Assignment: MLB All-Star Week Provides
Fans With Memorable Experience

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is a near weeklong star-studded extravaganza celebrating everything the sport has to offer. While the July 19 game itself at Dodger Stadium may have been the highlight, the event’s footprint continues to grow — this time to the beach as well. The MLB Draft (also held during All-Star week), […]

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Cal Ripken Jr. throws the ceremonial first pitch before the beginning of a game between two youth teams at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball Returns Home to Aberdeen,
While Eyeing Further Expansion

When Cal Ripken Jr. and Bill Ripken started organizing youth baseball camps and clinics two decades ago, the mission was simple: Pass on the teachings of how to play baseball that their father, Cal Sr., instilled in them. The two Major League Baseball veterans are baseball lifers. Cal Jr. became the Ironman, playing 2,632 games […]

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Lord Sebastian Coe, double Olympic gold medalist and president of World Athletics, discusses the sports world and the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games at the inaugural TEAMS Europe withJason Gewirtz, vice president, Sports Division, Northstar Meetings Group and the executive editor and publisher of SportsTravel.

Sebastian Coe Talks Olympics,
Leadership at Inaugural TEAMS Europe

The value of sport in communities and how staging events such as the Olympic and Paralympic SummerGames can have a catalytic effect on improving them was one of the key messages delivered by Sebastian Coe, double Olympic gold medalist and president of World Athletics, during his keynote address at the inaugural TEAMS Europe held this […]

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The Residences at Utah Olympic Park is one of the "in house" properties that would be utilized for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games.

How to Book 24,000 Rooms for the Olympic Games:
An Innovative Formula That Works for Hotels and Organizers

For the thousands of things an Olympic Games bid group must put together for the International Olympic Committee to take notice, there may be one key factor that is less high-profile than others. The IOC will never bring the Games to a site that lacks the venues, especially with its recent emphasis on venue sustainability. […]

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Esports Venues for All Levels
From left: Brian Mirakian, Global Esports Director, Senior Principal, Populous; Alyson Walker, Chief Commercial Officer, OverActive Media; and Daniel Clerke, Director of Esports, Maryville University. Photo by Jared Wickerham.
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Record-Breaking EsportsTravel Summit
Entertains, Informs in Daytona Beach, Florida

The 2022 EsportsTravel Summit in Daytona Beach, Florida, featured two days full of networking opportunities and programming that showcased why in-person esports events have come back in such full force from the depth of the pandemic. This year’s event took attendees on a journey of where esports is today and what the future holds on […]

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The 2026 FIFA World Cup Trophy is on display at Rockefeller Plaza in New York during the announcement of which cities would host the event. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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What Cities Will Host 2026 World Cup?
U.S., Mexico and Canada Hosts Announced

FIFA announced the cities that will host games at the 2026 World Cup on Thursday in a splashy ceremony in New York, the end of a years-long competition between dozens of cites across the United States, Mexico and Canada that were vying for the coveted spots. The U.S. cities that will host will be Atlanta, […]

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The Great Race features cars from several decades, including this 1909 Buick, competing against each other and the clock.

The Great Race: Old Cars, New Cities and Good Times

The Daytona 500. The Indianapolis 500. 24 Hours of Le Mans. Great races all, but none are the Great Race. The Great Race is an event that spans multiple states over the course of nine days. It features cars built in 1909 competing against 1965 Mustangs that move from city to city with the goal […]

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