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Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86) celebrates his goal with teammates Brendan Smith (7), Maxime Lajoie (42) and Nino Niederreiter (21) during the second period of an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

NHL Players Concerned About Beijing’s COVID Protocols

One of the spotlight events for the upcoming 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, the return of NHL players to the men’s hockey competition, has been overshadowed the past week by another team shutdown and questions from several players about what China has planned for potential positive tests. The realization that — according to China’s […]

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Day 3 of the IOC Executive Board meeting is held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Countdown to Beijing 2022: Boycotts, Criticism and Problem Childs

With less than 60 days before the Opening Ceremony on February 4, the International Olympic Committee would clearly love for the attention to be focused on athletes heading into the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. The chances of that are slim, though, with recent worldwide focus on the Chinese government’s conduct ahead of […]

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Skateboarding, Climbing, Surfing Highlight LA28 Sports Program

Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been added to the list of 28 sports to be included in the Initial Sports Program for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles ahead of what is expected to be official confirmation at the next International Olympic Committee session in February 2022. IOC President Thomas Bach noted the […]

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USA Triathlon Wins USOPC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has given its annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Choice Award to USA Triathlon’s Together, We Thrive initiative, the third time the national governing body has been honored for its diversity and inclusion efforts since 2017. Launched in August 2020, USA Triathlon’s initiative is centered around four principles: Inclusivity […]

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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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