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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Executive Officer Sophie Goldschmidt stands outside of the national governing body's Center for Excellence in Park City, Utah. Photo via U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Already Thinking Winter With Increased FIS World Cup Events on Tap

It’s over 90 degrees outside and not a cloud in the sky in Park City in late July, so it’s the perfect time to do one thing — talk about skiing. The summer may be offseason but planning is already underway for the upcoming U.S. Ski & Snowboard season. With four additional races on the […]

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Nine Programs on LA28 Shortlist for Inclusion; 33 Sports Bid for LA28 Paralympic Inclusion

A report Tuesday indicated nine sports are among the finalists that could be added to the 2028 Olympic Summer Games program in Los Angeles, with a final decision potentially made at the International Olympic Committee’s General Session in Mumbai in May 2023. The nine sports, reported by CricBuzz, are breaking, baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse, karate, […]

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USOPC Names Rocky Harris as Chief of Sport and Athlete Services

Rocky Harris, who has been chief executive officer of USA Triathlon since 2007 and overseen the national governing body’s rise in recent years, will join the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as chief of sport and athlete services. In the new role, he will oversee athlete service programming — inclusive of athlete mental and […]

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During his trip to the United States this week, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center, met with the outgoing USOPC Board Chair Susanne Lyons, right, and incoming Board Chair Gene Sykes, left. Photo via IOC

Bach Around America: IOC Leader visits LA28, World Athletics Championships, World Games

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has been around the United States over the past week in a series of meetings with national and international stakeholders as the IOC detailed on Tuesday. In the past week, Bach has visited New York City; Birmingham, Alabama; Eugene, Oregon; and Los Angeles, where on Monday organizers for LA28 […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

LA28 Announces Official Competition Dates for Olympic and Paralympic Games

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles will start on July 14 with a dual Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and SoFi Stadium, with competition going through July 30 and the Paralympic Summer Games starting August 15. Monday’s announcement starts the six year countdown to the first U.S.-based Olympics since Salt […]

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South Korea's Kim Yu-Na reacts after her free program at the women's figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Vancouver’s 2030 Olympic Bid Faces Headwinds

One of the three cities that is in the running to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be in trouble, with a report heading to Vancouver City Council saying that there is not enough time to negotiate multiple pieces of a potential bid in time for the International Olympic Committee’s timeline. Karen […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on February 20. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Bach: IOC Will Only Award 2030 Winter Games at May’s General Session

The International Olympic Committee will not be handing out multiple Winter Games to cities during its next general session if IOC President Thomas Bach is to be believed. Bach told the Kyodo News last week that at the May session in India, only the awarding of the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games would be […]

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Gold medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, of France, center, stand with silver medalists, Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, left, and bronze medalists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, of the United States, right, after the ice dance competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Sinitsina and Katsalapov were among Russian Olympians who were at a rally supporting Vladimir Putin over the weekend. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Russia and Belarus Ban from Paris is Possible, Says IOC Member

A senior figure in the International Olympic Committee has warned that Russian and Belarussian athletes may find themselves shut out of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris with qualifying events already on the horizon. Sir Craig Reedie, an IOC member for three decades and who headed the World Anti-Doping Agency when it […]

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Gene Sykes Voted Board Chair of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Gene Sykes, who helped bring the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games to Los Angeles, will be the next chair of the board of directors for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee effective December 31, 2022, the organization announced on Friday evening. The vote took place during a special session of the USOPC’s 17-person […]

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The Residences at Utah Olympic Park is one of the "in house" properties that would be utilized for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games.

How to Book 24,000 Rooms for the Olympic Games:
An Innovative Formula That Works for Hotels and Organizers

For the thousands of things an Olympic Games bid group must put together for the International Olympic Committee to take notice, there may be one key factor that is less high-profile than others. The IOC will never bring the Games to a site that lacks the venues, especially with its recent emphasis on venue sustainability. […]

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