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Even Without Olympics in 2023, IOC Will Stay Busy

The International Olympic Committee is — for the first time since 2020 — not organizing either an Olympic Winter or Summer Games. Yet, the organization may be facing one of its most pivotal years in some time. There are multiple issues the IOC must address for both of its editions of the Games and several […]

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2024 Olympic Diving Trials Headed to Knoxville

The road for U.S. divers hoping to compete at the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris will go through Knoxville, Tennessee. USA Diving has selected the city to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center. The event will be staged in June 2024 before the Paris Games […]

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Mike Pratt and Jim McKenna: Lake Placid’s Rebirth as a Winter Sports Destination

The Winter World University Games is the largest multi-sport winter event in the world, after the Olympic Winter Games. This year’s event starts January 12 and is an 11-day international festival and competition combining high-level sport with educational and cultural events, all taking place in Lake Placid, New York, and nearby towns. With more than 2,500 […]

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The 1980 Rink in Lake Placid, New York, is forever known as home to the 'Miracle on Ice' and the historic U.S. hockey win over the Soviet Union. This year at the FISU Winter World University Games, it will host the medal rounds for men's and women's hockey plus curling and short-track speedskating. Photo courtesy Lake Placid CVB

How the FISU Winter Games Revitalized Lake Placid

Lake Placid, the little village of 8,000 in the Adirondacks region of New York, has a special place in the heart of all winter sports enthusiasts. It is, of course, home to the “Miracle on Ice” in 1980, let alone the almost super-human exploits of Eric Heiden winning five speedskating gold medals. One of the […]

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Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river

Sports for Nature Framework Approved by International Organizations

Twenty-three sports organisations, including the International Olympic Committee and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games Organization Committee, have signed the first-ever Sports for Nature Frameworkduring the Conference of the Parties meeting in Montreal. Each of the signees pledge to adhere to four principles that will safeguard nature and contribute to global goals for […]

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Synchronised Swimming – European Championships Glasgow 2018: Day Six
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 07: Glorio Minisini and Manlla Flamini of Italy compete in the mixed duet free routine during synchronised swimming on Day six of the European Championships Glasgow 2018 at Scotstoun Sports Campus on August 7, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland. Glasgow 2018 is the first multi-sport European Championships. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Men Allowed to Compete in Artistic Swimming at Paris 2024

The International Olympic Committee has given its approval for World Aquatics to allow men to participate in artistic swimming at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the first time that men will be allowed in the competition. A maximum of two men can be selected among eight athletes in the team event that is due to […]

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The Olympic rings glow during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Sapporo 2030 Winter Olympic Bid ‘On Hold’

Weeks after the International Olympic Committee announced that it would delay an announcement on who will host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games until 2024, the Japanese Olympic Committee and city of Sapporo have announced its efforts to host the event will be paused. Sapporo’s bid has been seen as the favorite as an […]

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2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Heading to San Jose

The 2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships along with the national governing body’s national congress and trade show will be heading to San Jose, California. The championship event will be held August 24-27 at the SAP Center and will determine the men’s and women’s junior and senior all-around and individual apparatus national champions. The National Congress and […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Year in Review

A Review and Preview of the Year in Sports-Related Travel

  This past year has been an eventful and historic one at SportsTravel as we celebrated the magazine’s 25th anniversary since its first issue. During the past year, we promoted longtime senior editor Matt Traub to the position of managing editor and hired Justin Shaw, another sports journalism veteran as our new associate editor. In this […]

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Team USA's Hilary Knight battles with Team Canada's Micah Zandee-Hart in front of the Canadian net during the Rivalry Series on December 15. Photo by USA Hockey

USA Hockey Showcases Women’s National Team in Rivalry Series

As with other women’s sports, USA Hockey has seen an explosion with its women’s national team in recent years. It used to be fans could only see the U.S. women’s team play in exhibitions around the time of the Olympics. Now, that’s all changed with the Rivalry Series. Team USA and Team Canada have had […]

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