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Nitra Rucker Named to New DE&I Position at USOPC

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has hired a director of diversity, equity and inclusion. Nitra Rucker, who began her position October 26, will be responsible for leading, developing and executing diversity and inclusion strategies for the USOPC and the broader U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements. In the new position, Rucker will also lead […]

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Bryson DeChambeau, acknowledges fans watching from a bordering yard as he walks to the 11th tee during the third round of the US Open on September 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, New York. Other than the fans off the property, there were no spectators at the event. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
PGA Tour Ready to Welcome Back Fans

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 in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click here for earlier coverage of the coronavirus’ impact on sports events. […]

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Tokyo Aquatics Center Opens Nine Months Ahead of Rescheduled Olympics

The site for swimming and diving competition in the rescheduled 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has opened nine months ahead of next summer’s competition in Tokyo with the venue to be made available for private as well as public use. The Tokyo Aquatics Center was inaugurated on Saturday after being constructed at a cost […]

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2021 Maryland Cycling Classic Date Set

The Maryland Cycling Classic, which had to cancel its inaugural event in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will have its 2021 event on September 5 as part of a series of events throughout the region on Labor Day Weekend. The inaugural event had been scheduled for September 6, 2020 but was postponed in late […]

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USA Artistic Swimming believes the new name better reflects the athleticism required of the sport's athletes. Photo: Liz Corman Photography

2022–2023 USA Artistic Swimming Championship Events

Status Open for bids through December 30, 2020. Inside Track USA Artistic Swimming hosts a series of national and international artistic swimming events beginning each spring and ending with the U.S. Artistic Swimming Masters Championships in the fall. USA Artistic Swimming will accept bids from any city, CVB, sports commission or artistic swimming division interested […]

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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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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR -- "Los Angeles Qualifier" -- Pictured: Natalie Duran -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

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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Home of WTA Tour’s Volvo Car Open Prepares for Renovation

The home for one of the longest-running tournaments on the WTA Tour will undergo a renovation and modernization to ensure its viability for years to come. Charleston Tennis LLC, the parent company of the Volvo Car Stadium, Volvo Car Open and LTP Daniel Island, has announced its plans in partnership with the city of Charleston, […]

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NWHL Commissioner Steps Down Amid Changes

Dani Rylan Kearney will step down as commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League as the organization will use a different governance model going forward, based on one used by the National Hockey League and other professional leagues. Taking over as Interim Commissioner is Tyler Tumminia, who most recently served as chairman of the Toronto […]

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