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Sapporo Says It Can Hold Cost-Efficient 2030 Winter Games

The mayor of Sapporo made the strongest in a series of public comments that the Japanese city is prepared to bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, less than six months after Tokyo hosted a delayed Summer Games without fans in attendance. Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said at a news conference he would conduct […]

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HotelPlanner Partnering with U.S. Figure Skating

HotelPlanner has announced a multiyear service provider partnership with U.S. Figure Skating, becoming the preferred hotel reservations provider for the national governing body and its fans. This deal follows HotelPlanner’s recent sports-related announcements with the NBA G League and Orlando Magic, among others. “Figure skating is a beloved sport across the United States with millions […]

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International SUP and Paddleboard Championship Heading to Puerto Rico

The International Surfing Association has chosen San Juan, Puerto Rico, as host of the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. The events will mark the ISA World Championship’s return after being cancelled the past two years because of the pandemic. Both events are set to take place in San Juan’s renowned Laguna del Condado […]

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World Rugby Approves USA Rugby for 2031 World Cup Exclusive Dialogue

USA Rugby took another step toward earning the right to host the 2031 Rugby World Cup when the World Rugby Council voted to enter into an exclusive targeted dialogue phase with the national governing body. “This is a very positive next step for the USA as we elevate exclusive discussions with World Rugby and our […]

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USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris Extended Through 2028

USA Triathlon’s board of directors has announced a contract extension through 2028 for Chief Executive Officer Rocky Harris, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2017. Harris will guide USA Triathlon through its Elevate 2028 strategy plan, a set of guiding principles, goals and strategies designed to enable USA Triathlon to grow […]

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Inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival to be Held in Irving, Texas

USA Triathlon has announced that Irving, Texas, will host the inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Multisport National Championships Festival, scheduled for April 28–May 1, 2022, and encompassing six of USA Triathlon’s National Championship events during the four-day event. “This brand-new Multisport National Championships Festival has been a long time in the making and we are thrilled […]

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Sapporo Reworking 2030 Winter Games Bid

Less than six months after it hosted a delayed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games without any fans, Japan may somewhat unexpectedly be getting back into the business of hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events. A committee in Sapporo is expected to release a revised bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Cal and USC Postpone Game Over COVID-19 Outbreak Posted: November […]

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Athletes warm up on the ice before competition in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, a test event for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, held at the Beijing National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube. The site is one of several used in the 2008 Games that will be repurposed for the 2022 Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With 90 Days to Go, Beijing Olympic Organizers Still Working on Details

With about 90 days to go until the start of that 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, organizers said they are continuing to work out logistics such as limited flights into China for stakeholders and have yet to establish capacity limits for Chinese spectators as they wait to see how COVID rates may affect those […]

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Maryland Sets September 2022 Dates for Cycling Classic

After having its dates postponed for two consecutive years because of the pandemic, the Maryland Cycling Classic supported by UnitedHealthcare has announced that the professional road cycling event will be staged in and around Baltimore on September 4, 2022. “We are excited to host the inaugural edition of the Maryland Cycling Classic and bring a […]

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