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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Columbus, Kansas City to Host 2021 USA Volleyball Junior Nationals

Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City have been selected by USA Volleyball to host two of the national governing body’s largest championships in 2021. Columbus will serve as host of the USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship (GJNC18), April 23–25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Kansas City, meanwhile, will host the Boys Junior National Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Enters Partnership with Online Therapy Provider

Addressing the needs of athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Triathlon will partner with Talkspace, an online therapy provider, to provide counseling services to U.S. National Team and Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team athletes. Talkspace is an online and mobile service that the national governing body said would be convenient for elite athletes who typically Continue Reading

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USA Cycling Appoints Chief Medical Officer

USA Cycling has appointed a chief medical officer, naming Dr. Michael Roshon to the volunteer position. Roshon is chief of medical staff for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has performed other volunteer work for the national governing body in the past, including leading webinars related to athlete health and well-being. Continue Reading

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Sports such as wrestling that have more contact between participants may have a more difficult time preparing for events, although U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials say it can be done. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP Images

USOPC Issues Sports-Event Management Guidelines

Screening attendees at entrances—including temperature checks—for signs of COVID-19. Athletes tested for the disease twice over 48 hours before being allowed to participate. Allowing for social distancing, including separation of seats and complete separation of athletes and spectators. Those are some of the guidelines recommended in a comprehensive event planning guide from the chief medical Continue Reading

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2022–2023 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships

Status Open for bids. History Milwaukee, WI, 2020–2021 Cleveland, OH, 2018–2019 Omaha, NE, 2016–2017 Milwaukee, WI, 2013–2015 Burlington, VT, 2011–2012 Inside Track The USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships bring in more than 5,000 athletes and 10,000 spectators for a three-day festival that includes the Olympic Distance and Sprint Distance Age Group National Championships for amateur 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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Molly Arbogast: What Sports Sponsorship Should Look Like Now

Live sports events may be on hold but that doesn’t mean sports salespeople should automatically hit the pause button. In this conversation with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, industry veteran Molly Arbogast, the president and CEO of POV Sports Marketing, outlines what venues, NGBs, sports organizations and brands should be doing now that the Continue Reading

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USA Curling Selects Worcester for 2021 Arena National Championships

USA Curling will host its 2021 Arena National Championship in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event will be staged at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, May 17–22. The announcement comes days after the national governing body announced the cancellation of the 2020 event, which had been scheduled for Gillette, Wyoming. USA Curling announced that Gillette will Continue Reading

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USA's Danny Barrett touches down a try against France on day two of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens 2020 at Dignity Health Sports Park on 1 March, 2020 in Los Angeles, United States. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

USA Rugby Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The economic fallout from the coronavirus has hit the world of national governing bodies as USA Rugby announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of “compounded and insurmountable financial constraints.” The NGB said the suspension of sanctioned rugby activities caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing financial challenges and Continue Reading

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