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Riversport OKC Slalom
Competitors descend into the water during the 2022 Pan American Games slalom event at Riversport OKC. Photo courtesy of Riversport OKC

Oklahoma City and Montgomery Share a Whitewater Bond

What do Oklahoma City and Montgomery, Alabama, have in common? Elite whitewater canoeing and kayaking, of course. That might not have been the answer that came to mind, but that’s what the two cities share this month when it comes to the 2024 Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross U.S. Olympic Team Trials. For Oklahoma City, […]

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APTOPIX Tokyo Olympics Volleyball
Players from the United States react after defeating Brazil to win the gold medal in women's volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. USA Volleyball won gold medals at the Games in indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and para volleyball. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Volleyball’s Popularity Continues to Rise

The growing momentum around women’s sports as a whole is exemplified within volleyball. Who can forget the scene in September, when 92,003 people packed Memorial Stadium to watch Nebraska volleyball sweep in-state rival Omaha? Or the gigantic numbers of those waiting outside Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay ahead of the NCAA championship between the Cornhuskers […]

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Sports Events Up for Bid

    Welcome to the SportsTravel Bid Bowl. Here you will find a list of events that are actively seeking hosts, with RFPs from regional, national and international sports-event organizers who are looking to partner with destinations in the future. To find out about each item below, click on “More Information” to get details about […]

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LIV Golf Club 54
Club 54 at the Las Vegas Country Club offered a perfect view to watch Dustin Johnson finish off a comeback victory at the LIV Golf event on February 10, 2024. Photo by Justin Shaw/SportsTravel
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LIV Golf Sees Success in Las Vegas, Eyes More U.S. Stops in Future

Since its inception in June 2021, LIV Golf has been a lightning rod of conversation in the golf and sports world. No organization has ever challenged the PGA Tour, nor had anybody come along with the resources that LIV boasts financially. So as the Saudi-backed alternative to “traditional” golf plows ahead into its third season, […]

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Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river
Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river

Countdown to Paris: Storylines for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

Paris’ place in the world has been romanticized through generations of travelers, journalists and novelists. Paris is always a good idea, goes the saying, and this summer that is the case for sports. While one visiting Paris in the summer typically takes time to enjoy the food, the sights and the landmarks, this summer will […]

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USA Hockey 2017 IIHF Women
The last time the IIHF Women's World Championship took place in America was in 2017 in Plymouth Township, Michigan. Photo courtesy of USA Hockey

Utica Welcomes the World for Women’s Ice Hockey Championship

When thinking of the top hockey areas in America, the region of Utica, New York, may not come to mind immediately. That changes this week as the Mohawk Valley hosts the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship starting April 3 through April 14. The event will include 29 games and feature the top women’s […]

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Caitlin Clark
Iowa guard Caitlin Clark celebrates after an overtime win against Nebraska in the final of the Big Ten women's tournament on March 10, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

2024 NCAA Tournament: How Host Cities Benefit From March Madness

The NCAA Tournament is what makes March mad, with its history of upsets and moments captured and shared throughout the country with both men’s and women’s play turning weekends into long weekends that turn busy offices into quiet, lonely spots with everybody instead watching on their phone or with friends. The time frame from Selection […]

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Analysis: Olympic and Paralympic Commission Report Could Change Sports-Event Landscape

The headlines surrounding the recent report by the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics & Paralympics centered around the future of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and for good reason. The commission’s work was an outgrowth in part from the sexual abuse scandals at USA Gymnastics and other organizations, and the failure of many […]

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World Breaking Classic
The World Breaking Classic USA Qualifier was held at historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jason Gewirtz)

Tulsa Breaks Into Next Olympic Sport

Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the famed home of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, whose sound defined the western swing style in the late 1930s. But it was a couple of Texas bboys that ended up stealing the show at the World Breaking Classic USA Qualifier at Cain’s on March 16, an event […]

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