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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

Salt Lake Olympic Bid Delegation to visit IOC in November

A delegation from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee will travel in November to meet with the International Olympic Committee and talk over Salt Lake City’s bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in either 2030 or 2034. A small delegation will head to Lausanne on […]

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2023, 2025, 2027 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

Status Open for bidding through November 30, 2021; the host for 2023 will be announced by February 2022. History 2002: Rome, Italy 2019: Hamburg, Germany 2017: Vienna, Austria 2015: Netherlands 2013: Stare Jablonki, Poland 2011: Rome, Italy Inside Track The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships represents the pinnacle of beach volleyball, a sport that boasts […]

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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. OLYMPICS: Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing Organizers Posted: Thursday, September 30 The organizers […]

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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery

The world’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been […]

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USA Cycling Partners with TeachAids for Concussion Education

USA Cycling will be partnering with TeachAids as an educational resource to stay updated on the latest research as the conversations continue around concussions. USA Cycling joins 21 other U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Sports Governing Bodies in the education effort. CrashCourse is a suite of interactive products focused on the prevention and treatment […]

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Sophie Goldschmidt Appointed as U.S. Ski & Snowboard President & CEO

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named Sophie Goldschmidt as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer starting October 18, succeeding longtime executive Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt most recently was chief executive officer of the World Surf League. Prior to that, she held executive positions at the National Basketball Association, Women’s Tennis Association, Rugby Football Union, […]

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USOPC Talks Vaccine Mandate for Olympians, Salt Lake Winter Games Bid

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officially announced it will mandate full vaccination for athletes, staff and anyone using USOPC training facilities by November 1 ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. USOPC Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland made the announcement on Friday morning after the organization’s board meeting, two days after […]

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U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Heading to Lake Placid

The U.S. Olympic Trials for ski jumping and Nordic combined will be heading to the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, on December 24–25. The announcement was made by the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Lake Placid was home to competition during the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games and […]

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Jill Geer joins USA Gymnastics as Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

Jill Geer, a nearly 20-year veteran of the Olympic movement, has been named chief communications and marketing officer of USA Gymnastics and will lead the team driving internal and external communications, social media, branding, marketing, digital strategy, content development and media relations. Geer served in a variety of executive roles for USA Track & Field […]

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Locations Set for 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup Series

A total of 20 invitational meets comprising the 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup Series have been scheduled to feature some of the best USA Gymnastics Women’s Development Program Level 10 gymnasts from across the United States. For 2022, the Cup field will expand to 40 gymnasts with the field determined through performances at the invitationals in […]

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