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Roundup: Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult Continue Reading

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The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Notre Dame vs. Navy Stays Home Instead of Ireland

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry, with nearly every professional league throughout the world on hiatus and collegiate and amateur sports brought to a standstill. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? Continue Reading

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The University of Oregon is nearing completion on a complete rebuilt of historic Hayward Field that was set to host the 2020 Olympic Trials. Rendering: TrackTown USA

A Sport Staying on Track

Life moves fast in the running world, and that’s as true in 2020 as ever. More than 30 million Americans compete in track and field, and there are plenty of spruced-up and new venues to keep running organizers inspired. In Japan, robots are taking over—at least when it comes to some Olympic activities once reserved for Continue Reading

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How to Coach Players During COVID-19

To win games, the head coach creates a playbook determined by player attributes. Being increasingly cognizant of the mindset of each player is more relevant than ever for coaches to have success. As the sports landscape braces for the prospect of little or no fan attendance when events return, this makes the sensitivity to player Continue Reading

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USA Triathlon Enters Partnership with Online Therapy Provider

Addressing the needs of athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Triathlon will partner with Talkspace, an online therapy provider, to provide counseling services to U.S. National Team and Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team athletes. Talkspace is an online and mobile service that the national governing body said would be convenient for elite athletes who typically Continue Reading

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2021 USA Volleyball Open Championship Heading to Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky, will host the 2021 USA Volleyball Open National Championship for the first time since 2013, the national governing body has announced. The tournament, which typically draws over 6,000 players, will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center starting May 28. The Open Nationals was first held in 1928 and has been held annually Continue Reading

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Plans are continuing for the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

IOC Sets Aside $800 Million to Cover Postponement Costs

The International Olympic Committee is setting aside up to $800 million to cover additional costs for the postponed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, and leaders said they are adjusting plans so they can streamline the scope and service levels at the event in 2021. In a call with members of the media following Continue Reading

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PGA of America Selects Quail Hollow for 2025 PGA Championship

The PGA of America has announced that Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, will host the 2025 PGA Championship. It will be the second time the event is held at Quail Hollow, which also hosted in 2017. The event is expected to be staged in May. “The PGA of America is proud to return Continue Reading

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USA Cycling Appoints Chief Medical Officer

USA Cycling has appointed a chief medical officer, naming Dr. Michael Roshon to the volunteer position. Roshon is chief of medical staff for the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has performed other volunteer work for the national governing body in the past, including leading webinars related to athlete health and well-being. Continue Reading

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Sports such as wrestling that have more contact between participants may have a more difficult time preparing for events, although U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials say it can be done. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP Images

USOPC Issues Sports-Event Management Guidelines

Screening attendees at entrances—including temperature checks—for signs of COVID-19. Athletes tested for the disease twice over 48 hours before being allowed to participate. Allowing for social distancing, including separation of seats and complete separation of athletes and spectators. Those are some of the guidelines recommended in a comprehensive event planning guide from the chief medical Continue Reading

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