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Kirsty Coventry to Chair IOC Coordination Commission for Brisbane 2032

Five-time Olympian and two-time Olympic swimming champion Kirsty Coventry will chair the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the 2032 Olympic Summer Games in Brisbane, Australia. The most decorated Olympian from Africa, Coventry was the chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and a member of the IOC Executive Board from 2018 until earlier this year, […]

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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery

The world’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been […]

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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee speaks during the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board meeting in Tokyo. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP)

2021 Olympics May Backtrack on Fans;
Protocols Strengthened After Ugandan Positive Tests

Within a week of announcing that Japanese fans would be able to attend events at the Olympic Summer Games, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto is backtracking and suggesting a closed-off Games could still happen with less than a month to go before the Opening Ceremony. Organizers said last Monday that up to 10,000 […]

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10,000 Volunteers Withdrawing The Latest of Tokyo’s Olympic Problems

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for July’s rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games tried to draw attention to Thursday’s unveiling of items that will be used at the medal ceremonies in Japan with everything from the podiums, costumes worn by medal tray bears and the trays themselves. Among the questions that could be raised at this […]

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People in Tokyo stand by posters to promote the Olympic Summer Games scheduled to start in July. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Medical Journal Questions COVID-19 Countermeasures Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Pressure continues to mount on Tokyo 2020 and the International Olympic Committee, both of which are proceeding ahead with planning for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer despite growing criticism on several fronts. On Wednesday, Japan’s Asahi Shimbum newspaper called for the event to be canceled, marking the largest media outlet in the county […]

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USA Luge and White Castle Slide Into Renewal

One of the more creative sponsorship deals in Olympic sports will continue as White Castle and USA Luge have renewed their partnership through 2023. The pairing of luge athletes known as sliders and the small hamburgers of the same name comes after the two sides first joined forces in 2017. Since then, White Castle has […]

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USOPC Independent Panel Releases Progress Report

An independent panel chartered by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to review the organization’s governance and athlete-protection policies has released a progress report to its earlier recommendations, concluding that the USOPC has made significant changes in its operations over the past year. The Borders Commission’s initial nine-month review process culminated in five top-line items […]

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USOPC Unveils Inaugural Impact Report for 2019

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee released its inaugural Impact Report for the financial year ending December 31, 2019, showing a drop in revenue to approximately $194 million from $317 million in 2018, when the Olympic Winter Games were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The USOPC overall had a $54 million deficit in 2019 […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had […]

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Sports World Reacts to Olympic Postponement

As the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games have been postponed to 2021, sports-event organizations around the United States and the world have been reacting to the news. Here is a sample of their reactions. United States National Governing Bodies USA Archery While we saw this news coming through evolvements […]

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