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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 Defends Calls with Peng, Says 2022 Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed

The focus of a press briefing by the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday after the first of three days of meetings was on everything but the competition that is scheduled for February in Beijing — although the IOC made it clear that the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in China will not be postponed. Instead, […]

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YETI Joins U.S. Sailing Team as Partner

The US Sailing Team has announced a partnership with YETI to work on eliminating the need for single-use plastics with the goal of a more environmentally conscious future. “YETI’s focus on the key areas of sustainability, community, and leadership mirrors the core missions of the US Sailing Team,” says Alan Ostfield, US Sailing chief executive […]

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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Organizers Meet With IOC Future Host Commission

Executives from the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games said Monday that “really good progress” is being made on a decision whether to bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2030 or 2034 after meeting virtually with International Olympic Committee staff including President Thomas Bach. “The IOC recognizes that’s really a decision […]

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U.S. to Enact Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games

The U.S. government has officially announced it will enact a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games in response to China’s human rights record, a move that will prevent government officials from attending in an official capacity but that will allow Team USA athletes to compete. The announcement from the White House, a […]

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Chris Brearton Named Chair of USA Swimming Board of Directors

Chris Brearton has stepped into his role effective Monday as chair of the USA Swimming Board of Directors after having served two years as the organization’s vice-chair/chair-elect. Brearton is chief operating officer of MGM Studios. Prior to joining MGM, he was the managing partner of the Century City office of the law firm Latham & […]

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Sapporo Says It Can Hold Cost-Efficient 2030 Winter Games

The mayor of Sapporo made the strongest in a series of public comments that the Japanese city is prepared to bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, less than six months after Tokyo hosted a delayed Summer Games without fans in attendance. Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said at a news conference he would conduct […]

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World Rugby Approves USA Rugby for 2031 World Cup Exclusive Dialogue

USA Rugby took another step toward earning the right to host the 2031 Rugby World Cup when the World Rugby Council voted to enter into an exclusive targeted dialogue phase with the national governing body. “This is a very positive next step for the USA as we elevate exclusive discussions with World Rugby and our […]

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USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris Extended Through 2028

USA Triathlon’s board of directors has announced a contract extension through 2028 for Chief Executive Officer Rocky Harris, who has been at the helm of the organization since 2017. Harris will guide USA Triathlon through its Elevate 2028 strategy plan, a set of guiding principles, goals and strategies designed to enable USA Triathlon to grow […]

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Sapporo Reworking 2030 Winter Games Bid

Less than six months after it hosted a delayed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games without any fans, Japan may somewhat unexpectedly be getting back into the business of hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events. A committee in Sapporo is expected to release a revised bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, […]

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Athletes warm up on the ice before competition in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship, a test event for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, held at the Beijing National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube. The site is one of several used in the 2008 Games that will be repurposed for the 2022 Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

With 90 Days to Go, Beijing Olympic Organizers Still Working on Details

With about 90 days to go until the start of that 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, organizers said they are continuing to work out logistics such as limited flights into China for stakeholders and have yet to establish capacity limits for Chinese spectators as they wait to see how COVID rates may affect those […]

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