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Italy Cortina Bobsled Track
A view of the bobsled track in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, is seen in a 2021 file photo. Bobsledding tradition in Cortina goes back nearly a century and locals are hoping that the Eugenio Monti track can be reopened for the 2026 Olympics in the Italian resort. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

2026 Winter Olympic Organizers Approve Proposal to Rebuild Bobsled Track

Organizers of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games insisted on Tuesday at a board meeting that they will host sliding events by spending $89 million on rebuilding an old track in Cortina d’Ampezzo, continuing their long dispute with the International Olympic Committee as the IOC insists on having events held elsewhere. The local organizing committee for […]

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The United States team pursuit team set a world record during Saturday's action at the ISU World Cup event at the Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. Photo courtesy Utah Olympic Foundation

For US Speedskating, There’s No Place Like Home

When the Salt Lake City region was invited into targeted dialogue for the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the assembled crowd at Salt Lake City Hall included US Speedskating Executive Director Ted Morris, who like everybody that day was already thinking about the planning process. “We have a 10-year runway to get people excited […]

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Curling rink 2024
USA Curling has transformed The Rink at American Dream into a unique venue for its 2024 National Championships. USA Curling Photo

USA Curling Dreams Big for 2024 National Championships

USA Curling is heading to the mall next week. But it’s not a trip to the food court or to shop the early spring sales — it’s the scene for a unique new venue for one of the national governing body’s biggest events. The 2024 U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Curling Championships will be staged […]

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Trinity Ellis of Canada – Nations Cup
Trinity Ellis of Canada competes in the Nations Cup as part of the Eberspächer Luge World Cup in Lake Placid, New York, on December 7, 2023. Trinity finished in Second. Photo courtesy of Olympic Regional Development Authority

IOC Decision on 2026 Olympic Sliding Events Due End of January

The International Olympic Committee will reveal its plans for where the sliding events of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games will be held at the end of this month, the organization confirmed on Thursday. The IOC has insisted that an existing ice sliding venue outside Italy must be picked to avoid extra spending on construction. The […]

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Mt. San Antonio College Aquatics

USA Water Polo Partners With Mt. San Antonio College

USA Water Polo will use Mt. San Antonio College new state-of-the-art aquatics complex in Walnut, California, as it prepares for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The aquatics complex opened in spring of 2023 and will be home to the U.S. men’s Olympic team. In addition to serving as a training hub, USA Water Polo will […]

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SLC France Torch
SLC-UT CEO Fraser Bullock, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region President Renaud Muselier, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation CEO Colin Hilton and Park City Mayor Nann Worel hold the symbolic Olympic Torch at the Utah Olympic Legacy Museum in Park City on Thursday after Muselier and a delegation of French visitors toured some of Park City's Olympic facilities. Photo courtesy Brennan Smith/Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

Future Olympic Host Salt Lake City Welcome French Counterparts

It seemed apt that as the first major snowfall that reached not only the mountains but the low-lying valleys in the Salt Lake region came right as representatives from the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in France visited in the first in-person meeting between the areas that will host back-to-back future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The […]

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LA28 Anheuser Busch

Michelob Ultra Named Exclusive Beer Sponsor of Team USA for LA28 Games

Anheuser-Busch has announced that Michelob Ultra has become the exclusive beer sponsor of Team USA for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris, 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Milan Cortina and will be the Official Beer Sponsor of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. “We are thrilled to announce Team […]

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USA Boxing Visit ABQ

Albuquerque to Host USA Boxing 2024 National Open

USA Boxing has chosen Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the site of its 2024 National Open from March 9­-16 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, bringing USA Boxing back to the city for the first time since the 2017 and 2018 Western Qualifiers. “We are honored to host USA Boxing’s first national tournament of the year and […]

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USPC Field Hockey Training
The U.S. Performance Center in Charlotte is the home to USA Field Hockey, USA Taekwondo and utilized by more than a dozen other national governing bodies for sports science and trianing. Photo courtesy U.S. Performance Center

How the U.S. Performance Center is Changing the Olympic Movement

Supporting the U.S. Olympic movement runs in the Belk family, which is known throughout the South for its department stores that anchor malls throughout the region. Irwin Belk was a volunteer member of the United States Olympic Committee for more than four decades, receiving the Olympic Order in 2002 at the Olympic Winter Games in […]

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