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IOC Salt Lake Visit
Members of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games make an opening presentation to the International Olympic Committe's Future Host Commission on the first day of a FHC visit to the potential host of the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

IOC Future Host Commission Starts Salt Lake Olympic Tour

While maintaining that nothing is official and there is still wiggle room, the latest step in Salt Lake City’s march to being formally awarded the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games started Wednesday with the start of a three-day tour by the International Olympic Committee’s Future Host Commission. The Future Host Commission invited Salt Lake […]

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U.S. National Sled Hockey Team

U.S. National Sled Hockey Team to Play Canada in Calgary

The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will play three games against Canada at WinSport Arena in Calgary, Alberta, April 3–6, in the latest of a near-annual competition between the North American rivals. First established in 2004–2005, the Sled Series between the United States and Canada this year will have games April 3 at 3 p.m. […]

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Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river
Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river

Countdown to Paris: Storylines for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

Paris’ place in the world has been romanticized through generations of travelers, journalists and novelists. Paris is always a good idea, goes the saying, and this summer that is the case for sports. While one visiting Paris in the summer typically takes time to enjoy the food, the sights and the landmarks, this summer will […]

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USOPC Changes Venue for U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Trials

The 2024 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for track and field will now be hosted at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida, instead of at the previously announced Chula Vista, California. Ansin Sports Complex features a renovated running track identical to the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic track in Beijing. It has a seating capacity of […]

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USOPC, NCAA Office of Inclusion Para-college Partnership Continues

Three collegiate national championships will also have adaptive sports activations as part of the overall event, the NCAA Office of Inclusion and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committe have announced in the latest USOPC/NCAA Para-College Inclusion Project that was originally announced in 2023. Programming efforts will again be implemented in wheelchair basketball, track and field […]

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Analysis: Olympic and Paralympic Commission Report Could Change Sports-Event Landscape

The headlines surrounding the recent report by the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics & Paralympics centered around the future of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, and for good reason. The commission’s work was an outgrowth in part from the sexual abuse scandals at USA Gymnastics and other organizations, and the failure of many […]

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USOPC Reviewing Olympic Commission Report

A panel charged with reviewing the Olympic structure in the United States is calling for Congress to consider wide-ranging changes in a report that United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland called “helpful perspective on many topics that our movement has been evaluating and discussing for many years.” The Commission on […]

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The Olympic poster for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.

Paris 2024 Unveils Posters for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Posters have been unveiled for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris, which can be combined into one image of Paris as a sports city. The unveiling was made Monday at the Musée d’Orsay, where visitors for the rest of the week can see them on display. The posters will be available for […]

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Record Number of Broadcasters to Cover Paris 2024 Paralympics

Media Rights Holders in more than 160 countries and territories have committed to broadcasting the 2024 Paralympic Summer Games in Paris, a record for the event with six months to go before the Opening Ceremony on August 28. Paris will make history as the first Paralympic Games to offer some live coverage from each of […]

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PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program Launches 2024 Programming

The PlayLA Adaptive Youth Sports Program, an initiative launched by the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, kicked off its winter adaptive sports season on January 20 with the return of sitting volleyball clinics, supported by the Triumph Foundation. PlayLA first introduced sitting volleyball in early 2022, and the sport, now in […]

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