The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
South Dakota World Archery Event Moved to 2022

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. 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? While the exact answer is still to be determined for many leagues, some have started the process of returning Continue Reading

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United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has cautioned that the organization may be facing significant budget cuts ahead. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Images

USOPC Adjusts to Financial Forecasts

The Olympic Summer Games’ postponement to 2021 in Tokyo set a series of ripples throughout the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee that the organization is adapting to on a daily basis. “The timing implications of the postponement are significant,” USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland said during the latest Sports Business Journal/CAA World Congress virtual event. “We Continue Reading

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Louis Armstrong Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been used as a staging area for COVID-19 first responders. (Photo by United States Tennis Association)

Sports and Tourism Venues Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

There’s no denying that coronavirus pandemic has changed how sports events will take place. Around the world, the sports-event industry has moved to transform many of its venues to support health officials in their local regions. Going forward, finding unique venues to host our events will be more important than ever. Click here to download Continue Reading

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Timmy Hill (No. 66) beats Ryan Preece (No. 37) to the checkered flag at Texas in the the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at iRacing’s virtual Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, 2020.

Professional Leagues, Networks Turning to Esports

With no live events to broadcast, sports leagues and their television partners are going to the next best thing—having esports take their place in sports from auto racing to basketball as fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic. What started as replacement programming for a regional cable network has shifted to broadcast sports, as ESPN is Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that Continue Reading

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Richmond Raceway to Host Women’s Bowling Championship

Richmond Raceway in Virginia will host the Professional Women’s Bowling Association‘s season finale as part of the activities leading to a NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend event in September. The PWBA Tour Championship will be September 7–9, with the NASCAR weekend starting September 11. The 16-player field will be comprised of bowlers who have won a Continue Reading

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Verizon to Improve Wi-Fi Access at 12 NASCAR Tracks

NASCAR and Verizon have announced a multiyear partnership to modernize 12 NASCAR-owned racetracks by enhancing wireless access for race fans, drivers and teams in effort to help fans more easily share images of live events on their mobile devices. The partnership designates Verizon as the official wireless telecommunications and 5G mobility partner of NASCAR, as Continue Reading

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Coronavirus Concerns Postpone Formula 1 Race

The Chinese Grand Prix, scheduled for April, will be postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak that has spread throughout China and the world. Formula 1 says the decision was made after the race promoter, Juss Sports Group, requested a postponement after discussions with the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic Continue Reading

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