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A Green Bay Packers fan cheers on his team during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on January 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
NFL Caps Super Bowl Attendance at 22,000
Including 7,500 Health Care Workers

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. Full Coverage of Super Bowl Planning | Podcast: Organizing a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA […]

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Hickory Point Beach Becomes Beach ParaVolley Training Site

Hickory Point Beach will become a national training site for the USA Volleyball Beach ParaVolley program after a $100,000 private donation from the Norelli Family Foundation to support the effort. The donation, announced by the Florida Region of USA Volleyball, will support the program at the sand volleyball complex in Tavares, Florida, through the 2024 […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Expands Board Structure, Adds Six Directors

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced the addition of six members to its board of directors within a newly constituted board structure that elevates athlete representation. The changes include the addition of two new athlete at-large positions, which increase elected athlete representation to five. The total representation of athletes on the board will […]

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Hammer thrower Gwen Berry was one of two U.S. athletes disciplined by the USOPC for podium protests at the 2019 Pan Am Games. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

USOPC Will Not Discipline Athletes Who Protest on Podium

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will not discipline athletes who make peaceful demonstrations, including those made on medal podiums, and has requested the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee end the prohibition of peaceful demonstrations by team members at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The move — a shift from the USOPC’s historic […]

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Breaking Among Sports Added to 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris

The sport of breaking is the eye-popping addition to the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris along with skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing as the International Olympic Committee is working to make the Games more of an urban-based endeavor for athletes. Breaking and sport climbing first appeared as medal events at the 2018 Youth Olympic […]

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Cost Overruns for Tokyo Olympics Reportedly Run $3 Billion

The cost of delaying the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo to 2021 will end up at approximately $3 billion, according to reports from that have not been confirmed by the Games’ organizers. National broadcaster NHK and news agency Kyodo reported the same figures and attributed it to unidentified sources close to the Games, […]

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Many sports were forced to have cardboard fans in 2020. What will 2021 bring? (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

The 2021 Outlook for the Sports-Event Industry

The year 2020 will go down as a moment where the sports-event industry was forced to pivot. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt by all stakeholders, whether they are destinations, event organizers, hotels or any number of suppliers. While there has been evidence that the industry has begun its recovery, there are still […]

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USOPC Introduces Marketing Platform for Team USA Athletes

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will start a Team USA Athlete Marketing Platform pilot program, a first-of-its-kind digital marketplace that expands athlete sponsorship and marketing opportunities. Part of the program involves connecting Team USA sponsors and licensees directly with athletes. The platform’s aim will be to provide incremental revenue opportunities and marketing exposure […]

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USA Triathlon Unveils 2021 National Championship Calendar

USA Triathlon has revealed its 2021 national championships schedule with a number of locations scheduled to host events after having 2020 competitions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Events scheduled for 2021 will take place with a series of coronavirus precautions according to USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport guidelines. Athletes deferring registrations from impacted 2020 […]

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The Move United USA Junior Nationals attract more than 300 athletes and their families in a range of competitions. Photo: Reed Hoffmann/Move United

Study: Adapted Sports Generate Up to $134 Million in Annual Impact

A new study reveals that the annual economic impact of adapted and para sport-related tourism events ranges from $80.5 million to $134.2 million. The study, commissioned by All In Sport Consulting in partnership with Stitch Marketing Research and Huddle Up Group collected expenditure and budget data from a sampling of U.S.-based adapted sport organizations and […]

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