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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Raises More Than $1.4 Million for COVID Athlete Assistance Fund

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has helped raise $1.4 million for the COVID Athlete Assistance Fund in partnership with the Athletics Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies, giving more than 1,200 athletes a supplemental one-time stipend of $1,163. The fund was established in July to assist athletes who have incurred financial hardship as […]

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Ninja Makes its Move to the Mainstream

If you’ve ever watched an episode of “American Ninja Warrior,” you know the excitement that comes with watching athletes conquer seemingly impossible feats while scaling some of the most challenging and creative obstacles imaginable. Beyond the television spectacle, the sport known more commonly as ninja in recent years has developed an event infrastructure across the […]

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U.S. Center for SafeSport Launches Adult Survey

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is seeking adult athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement to participate in the center’s 2020 Athlete Climate Survey. The survey is open to athletes 18 years of age or older, who will have the opportunity to share their experiences in sports to help the center better understand the prevalence […]

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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery

In Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz and EventConnect CEO Jason Parker discuss the latest tournament registration statistics and trends they are seeing in the timing of those registrations. This episode also includes an in-depth discussion from three perspectives of the sports-event industry’s recovery. […]

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USA Cycling Announces New High School Championship

A new high school championship is among the highlights of the 2021 National Championships event calendar unveiled by USA Cycling. While releasing dates and locations of its premier events, the national governing body also noted that all dates and locations will be subject to change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new […]

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USA Rugby Explores World Cup Bid

USA Rugby, which recently exited bankruptcy, has announced that a group of stakeholders in the United States will finance a feasibility study toward the chances of bringing a Rugby World Cup to the country for the first time. The announcement comes after World Rugby’s reformed Rugby World Cup bidding process was released. USA Rugby has […]

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David Wright Named Chief Commercial Officer at U.S. Soccer

David Wright has joined the U.S. Soccer Federation as its new chief commercial officer. Wright brings more than 20 years of strategic management and business growth leadership to U.S. Soccer, most recently working for Minor League Baseball. “David is an outstanding sales and marketing professional with an impeccable reputation,” said U.S. Soccer CEO and Secretary […]

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Wichita to Host 2021 Olympic Volleyball Tuneup

Wichita, Kansas, will host the only tournament that the U.S. Women’s Volleyball National Team will play in the United States before the Tokyo Olympic Games. The city was selected by USA Volleyball to host the FIVB Volleyball Nations League event, which will be staged June 1–3, 2021, at Charles Koch Arena on the campus of […]

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USA Rugby Exits Bankruptcy

USA Rugby has exited bankruptcy after Delaware Bankruptcy Court approved the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization that the national governing body submitted. The plan is a proposal from USA Rugby to address creditor claims and reconcile bankruptcy debts over time, according to a press release. The plan approval indicates USA Rugby as “reorganized” under the […]

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USA Diving Trials Moved to New Dates in 2021

USA Diving has announced new dates for the rescheduled Olympic Team Trials, which will still be held in Indianapolis. The 2020 dates were rescheduled when the Olympic Summer Games were postponed until 2021. The new dates will be June 6–13, 2021, with the event to be held at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus […]

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