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Women wearing face masks to help protect from COVID-19 walk against a decoration for the Winter Olympics Games as they visit Tiananmen Square in Beijing. With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they're disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under lockdown. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Olympic Ban Disappoints Chinese Fans as Fears Over Omicron Continue

Given the zero tolerance for speaking out, there was expected resignation but acceptance among Chinese sports fans upon hearing this week’s decision that they, like the rest of the world, will be shut out of attending events at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. Organizers announced Monday that only selected spectators will be […]

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Hiram Bithorn Stadium, host to several Major League Baseball games as well as winter league baseball in Puerto Rico since its opening in 1962, has a capacity of 18,000. The stadium is where dozens of Hall of Famers have played since its opening; at one point, both Hank Aaron and Willie Mays were on the same winter team. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Puerto Rico: A Rich Sports History

You may think that Puerto Rico is a golf escape and yes, that is largely true. The Puerto Rico Open will celebrate its 15th anniversary in early March, having generated $5.7 million for the economy and creating more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs. With 16 courses open to the public, golf has boomed on the […]

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Lori Okimura Appointed Sport Director for World ParaVolley

The World ParaVolley Board has named Lori Okimura as sport director until the next General Assembly in December 2022, making her the first female to hold the position in the organization’s history. “I see this opportunity to serve as sport director of World ParaVolley as one to include other voices and ideas from our community […]

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HotelPlanner Becomes Exclusive Online Hotel Reservations Provider for USA Judo

HotelPlanner has signed a new service provider partnership with USA Judo, the national governing body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of judo, to become the exclusive online hotel reservations provider for the organization and its fans. “We are thrilled to partner with HotelPlanner to add value for our athletes, coaches and general membership,” said […]

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A visitor to the Shougang Park walks past the a sculpture for the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing on November 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed

After two countries earlier this week raised the issue of whether the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing would be postponed, the International Olympic Committee, has made it clear that the Games will go on as scheduled. The Swiss Olympic committee said the IOC, during a video conference call on Wednesday, gave assurances about […]

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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: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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USABA to Oversee Blind Soccer in Run-up to 2028 Paralympic Games

The sport of blind soccer in the United States will be overseen by the United States Association of Blind Athletes after the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee designated the organization as the official national governing body. Team USA will make its Paralympic debut in the sport as the host nation of the 2028 Paralympic Summer […]

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Staff members attend a rehearsal for a victory ceremony at the Beijing Medals Plaza of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on January 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Canadian Olympic Committee CEO ‘Worried’ About Beijing Olympics

The chief executive officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee has sounded alarms about the feasibility of holding the Olympic Winter Games as omicron continues to surge throughout the world on the heels of several prominent sport events being postponed over the past month while several major stars have also missed events after testing positive for […]

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USA Volleyball and Mizuno to Partner Through 2028

USA Volleyball and Mizuno have announced a new multi-year partnership that will last through the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Mizuno will provide uniforms and apparel to all national teams, footwear to any athletes that choose, and will outfit all staff both at corporate functions and at USA Volleyball-owned amateur events. […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin prepares to start of the women's World Cup giant slalom race in Courchevel, France on December 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Maria Pizzato)

Olympic Notebook: Shiffrin Among Latest to Test Positive for COVID as Beijing Protocol Fears Grow

Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States is the latest elite skier to test positive for COVID-19 with the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games less than six weeks away in Beijing, which has so far refused to yield on its strict protocols with the easily transmissable omicron variant spreading throughout the world. […]

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