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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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The second edition of the Colorado Classic women's stage race will be part of the 2020 USA Cycling Pro Road Tour. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

USA Cycling Releases 2020 Pro Road Tour Schedule

USA Cycling has announced its 2020 Pro Road Tour, a national calendar that will feature 17 cycling events staged across 15 states. The circuit will run from April through September and will include 43 days of road cycling competition, including the inaugural Maryland Cycling Classic, a UCI 1.Pro event that will be held September 6. […]

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Miraitowa is one of two robots that will greet visitors with hand shakes and waives during the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Toyota Motor Corp.

Tokyo Olympics Prepare with One Year to Go

With one year to go until the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, the local organizing committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee are recognizing the date and stepping up efforts to build publicity around the event. In Tokyo, where the opening ceremony will take place July 24, 2020, organizers have released […]

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USA Swimming Signs First Alcohol Sponsor

Everyone knows you shouldn’t swim after you eat. But perhaps you can have a nice beer instead? USA Swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming have announced a multiyear sponsorship with California-based Golden Road Brewing, marking the first alcohol sponsorship in USA Swimming’s history. As part of the arrangement, Golden Road will serve as co-presenting sponsor of […]

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Closing Thoughts on the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

The Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games have come to a close, an event that organizers can objectively determine a success on many levels. Like all Olympic Games, the 2018 edition did not come without its controversies or concerns moving forward. But to a large extent, the Games were well organized and the execution was on par […]

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Tokyo Readies For Its Moment

Up next for the International Olympic Committee is the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. And to take advantage of the audience in Pyeongchang, Tokyo 2020 established a house in the Gangneung Olympic Park to get fans excited about what comes next. The Tokyo Games will feature several new sports on the program: […]

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