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Modern Pentathlon Versailles

Modern Pentathlon Ready for Versailles Spotlight, Farewell to Equestrian

Organizers for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games have repeatedly touted its master plan of using iconic French landmarks as temporary sports venues that will mix athleticism with stunning backdrops. The Château de Versailles, once home to Louis XIV and later used by Napoleon as a summer residence, will be temporarily repurposed into a sports venue […]

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Kyle Dake, Sachin Giri
United State's Kyle Dake, left, takes India's Sachin Giri to the mat during their 79 kg match in the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Iowa City, Iowa, in 2018. Dake is one of the wrestlers to watch during the U.S. Olympic Trials starting this week in State College, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

USA Wrestling Heads to State College Spotlight

There are wrestling hotbeds throughout the United States and while most know of the tradition of Iowa and Oklahoma State collegiately, there’s always been one place where the sport’s heartbeat pumps faster and louder than others – Pennsylvania. It’s the region that develops as many elite wrestlers as there are trees throughout the commonwealth. Perhaps […]

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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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Happy Valley Sports

Happy Valley Sports & Entertainment Alliance to Host Major Fencing Event

The Happy Valley Sports & Entertainment Alliance will host the 2025 United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs National Championships at the Nittany Valley Sports Centre in State College, Pennsylvania. The event is scheduled to take place on April 5–6, 2025. More than 45 collegiate club fencing teams will participate in the two-day tournament. This […]

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Tokyo Olympics Athletics
Hansle Parchment, of Jamaica, center, the gold medal winner in the men's 110-meter hurdles poses with Grant Holloway, of United States, left, silver, and Ronald Levy, of Jamaica, bronze, at the 2020 Summer Olympics (Matthias Hangst/Pool Photo via AP)

World Athletics to Pay Paris Olympic Winners

World Athletics will become the first international federation to award prize money to winning athletes at an Olympic Games starting at the Olympic Summer Games in Paris. The federation will make available a total prize pot of $2.4 million, which will come from the International Olympic Committee’s revenue share allocation that World Athletics receives every […]

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USOPC Museum

United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum Hires Michael O’Conor as Chief Growth Officer

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum has named Michael O’Conor as chief growth officer. O’Conor joins the USOPM after serving as the principal of The O’Conor Agency, supporting commercial marketing initiatives and cultivating partnerships for clients including USA Swimming, The National Thoroughbred League and USRowing. Prior to his agency role, O’Conor held key positions […]

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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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USA Pickleball Cares

USA Pickleball Launches Charitable Arm

USA Pickleball has launched the organization’s official charitable arm, “USA Pickleball Serves,” as National Pickleball Month will be celebrated in April. In conjunction with the announcement and beginning of National Pickleball Month in April, USA Pickleball will host an introductory clinic at Arizona Athletic Grounds for over 120 local students on April 2, the day […]

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Jamie Davis
USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis accepts the SportsTravel Award after the 2022 USA Volleyball Salt Lake Showdown in Salt Lake City, Utah, was named Best New Event at TEAMS '22 in in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

Jamie Davis to Leave USA Volleyball at End of Year

USA Volleyball President and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis will not renew his contract with the national governing body when it expires at the end of the year, culminating an eight-year run after being hired in 2017 as the first outside leader of the organization. Davis will continue to oversee the organization through the 2024 […]

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USOPC Headquarters

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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