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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans

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. Tuesday, August 4 AUTO RACING: Indianapolis 500 To Be Held Without Fans One of the biggest sporting events in the world will be held without Continue Reading

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Molly Quinn Named CEO of U.S. Association of Blind Athletes

The United States Association of Blind Athletes has named Molly Quinn as the organization’s chief executive officer, a newly created position. Quinn brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, sports marketing and philanthropy to the association based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She will begin her position on August 3. Quinn will work with Continue Reading

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National Governing Bodies Start Fundraising Movement for Athletes

A number of national governing bodies throughout the United States Olympic and Paralympic movement will launch a joint effort branded as The Giving Games to support and sustain athletes as they train ahead of the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The effort officially launches on July 24, the day of what would have Continue Reading

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IOC, Proctor & Gamble Extend Partnership Through 2028

The International Olympic Committee has extended its partnership with Proctor & Gamble through 2028, establishing an Athletes for Good Fund to support athletic causes while adding global rights to the Paralympic Games for the first time. The deal continues Proctor & Gamble’s presence as an Olympic sponsor for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Continue Reading

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The New National Stadium, a venue designed for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen prominently in the Tokyo cityscape seen from an observation tower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo Venues Secured for 2021 Olympic Summer Games

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has confirmed that all 43 venues for the rescheduled event have been secured and the new schedule of events is complete. Securing venues was one of the main challenges after March’s postponement of the Games until July 23, 2021. Each of the venues Continue Reading

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Aims for July 30 Opening

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum, a new attraction in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, that saw its opening delayed from the coronavirus pandemic, has announced it will open to the public in July 30. Attendees will have to abide by policies designed to prevent the spread of the virus, including timed ticketed entrances, required Continue Reading

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Longtime USOC Spokesman Mike Moran Dies at 78

Mike Moran, who led media relations for the U.S. Olympic Committee from the 1980 Olympic Games to the 2002 Games and later played a key role at the Colorado Springs Sports Corp, has died. He was 78. Moran spent a decade as the sports information director for the University of Colorado from 1968 to 1978 Continue Reading

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Tempe, Arizona, to Host 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals

Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded the 2021 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships after the 2020 event had to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which has been staged in Tempe in 2013, 2014 and 2019, will return April 9–10, 2021. The 2020 event had been scheduled for October 16–17 in Lake Continue Reading

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USOPC Recognizing Olympic & Paralympic Day

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will recognize June 23 as Olympic & Paralympic Day presented by Toyota—the first time the Paralympic community in the United States will be highlighted at the event—with participation expected from athletes, national governing bodies and community groups. Known worldwide as Olympic Day, the day celebrates fitness, well-being, sport Continue Reading

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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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