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The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
South Dakota World Archery Event Moved to 2022

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. 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? While the exact answer is still to be determined for many leagues, some have started the process of returning Continue Reading

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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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Paris 2024 – 19_10_18 – Emblème Double – Poly_Pod – CMJN

IOC, Paris 2024 Adapting Strategy to Deliver Games

The International Olympic Committee and organizing committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games have agreed to work on new alternatives to deliver opportunities and streamline operations toward the event’s organization. The IOC acknowledged the adjustments needed by the 2024 host given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which called for creative and sustainable optimizations 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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Move United

Merger of Two Disabled Sports Groups Results in Move United

The two largest organizations in the United States overseeing community-based adaptive sports have announced a merger to a new organization called Move United. Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA announced the formation of the new entity whose goal will be to lead the movement to fully include people with disabilities in American society, using Continue Reading

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Olympic Sport Guidelines Trials
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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Omaha Swim Trials
Simone Manuel, left, and Abbey Weitzeil start the women's 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trials Hosts Begin Planning for New Dates

As the realities of a postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games set in for cities across the country, the unknown of what happens to remaining U.S. Olympic Trials events is causing a juggling act for sports commissions, CVBs and local organizing committees. While some national governing bodies are starting to announce new dates for rescheduled trials, Continue Reading

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Dayton Dream Denied
A view of the March Madness logo inside the Dayton Arena, where the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament was set to begin. Photo: Aaron Doster/AP Images

Sports-Event Industry Reacts to Coronavirus Challenges: “It’s Unprecedented”

In one of the most challenging stretches the sports-event industry has ever faced, industry leaders are unsure exactly what a recovery will look like—or when it will happen. But they are looking ahead. One by one, the number of major events and leagues that began canceling or postponing competitions in the wake of the COVID-19 Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that Continue Reading

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Sports World Reacts to Olympic Postponement

As the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games have been postponed to 2021, sports-event organizations around the United States and the world have been reacting to the news. Here is a sample of their reactions. United States National Governing Bodies USA Archery While we saw this news coming through evolvements Continue Reading

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