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USOPC, On Location Selling Day Passes to Team USA House at 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Single-day tickets are now on sale to Team USA House, the home base for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee at the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris. It will be the first time that the Team USA House is open to the public and the first time there will be a […]

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Boarding of the athletes – Paris 2024

Macron: Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony Could be Moved

The most highly anticipated Opening Ceremony in Olympic history has a backup plan to a more traditional setting, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday as the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee began its pre-Games media event in New York City. The ceremony is scheduled to be 84 boats on the Seine along a 3.7-mile […]

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Modern Pentathlon Versailles

Modern Pentathlon Ready for Versailles Spotlight, Farewell to Equestrian

Organizers for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games have repeatedly touted its master plan of using iconic French landmarks as temporary sports venues that will mix athleticism with stunning backdrops. The Château de Versailles, once home to Louis XIV and later used by Napoleon as a summer residence, will be temporarily repurposed into a sports venue […]

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Kyle Dake, Sachin Giri
United State's Kyle Dake, left, takes India's Sachin Giri to the mat during their 79 kg match in the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Iowa City, Iowa, in 2018. Dake is one of the wrestlers to watch during the U.S. Olympic Trials starting this week in State College, Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

USA Wrestling Heads to State College Spotlight

There are wrestling hotbeds throughout the United States and while most know of the tradition of Iowa and Oklahoma State collegiately, there’s always been one place where the sport’s heartbeat pumps faster and louder than others – Pennsylvania. It’s the region that develops as many elite wrestlers as there are trees throughout the commonwealth. Perhaps […]

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Riversport OKC Slalom
Competitors descend into the water during the 2022 Pan American Games slalom event at Riversport OKC. Photo courtesy of Riversport OKC

Oklahoma City and Montgomery Share a Whitewater Bond

What do Oklahoma City and Montgomery, Alabama, have in common? Elite whitewater canoeing and kayaking, of course. That might not have been the answer that came to mind, but that’s what the two cities share this month when it comes to the 2024 Canoe Slalom and Kayak Cross U.S. Olympic Team Trials. For Oklahoma City, […]

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SLC IOC Press Conference
Members of the IOC Future Host Commission, the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games and USOPC wrap up a four-day visit ahead of a vote for Salt Lake to host the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Salt Lake City on Track for 2034 Winter Olympic Approval

As we said on this site months ago: peel away the ifs and buts because for all intents and purposes, Salt Lake City will host the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. There are qualifiers and there are formal steps to be taken but there is no stopping the bid after a site visit from […]

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LA28

LA28 Venue Updates Announcements to Come This Year

Venue changes to the plans for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles will be rolled out throughout this year, it was said during the general assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations in Birmingham, England. During the recent event, LA28 Senior Director of Sports Nicco Campriani led a report from the […]

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USA Basketball Showcase

USA Basketball Women’s National Team to Play Germany in London

The USA Basketball women’s national team will play against Germany at the O2 Arena in London in one of its final pre-Olympic exhibitions as part of the 2024 USA Basketball Showcase. The U.S. will play Germany on July 23, three days after it plays against the WNBA All-Stars in Phoenix. Prior to London, the U.S. […]

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Tokyo Olympics Boxing
The United States' Duke Ragan, left, exchanges punches with Ghana's Samuel Takyi during their men's featherweight 57-kg semifinal boxing match at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

World Boxing Works to Add New Members for IOC Recognition

World Boxing told The Associated Press on Thursday it is holding talks with up to 30 new members on top of its existing group as it seeks to be the International Olympic Committee’s preferred partner to run boxing tournaments at the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. World Boxing announced in March that it […]

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IOC Salt Lake Visit
Members of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games make an opening presentation to the International Olympic Committe's Future Host Commission on the first day of a FHC visit to the potential host of the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

IOC Future Host Commission Starts Salt Lake Olympic Tour

While maintaining that nothing is official and there is still wiggle room, the latest step in Salt Lake City’s march to being formally awarded the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games started Wednesday with the start of a three-day tour by the International Olympic Committee’s Future Host Commission. The Future Host Commission invited Salt Lake […]

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