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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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LPGA Tour Golf

Top 5 Things That Can Help Prize Payouts

Whether it is a cornhole championship, esports fighting game tournament, pickleball, archery, billiards or surfing competition, paying out prize money to winners is not what tournament organizers most look forward to after putting on a major event or tournament. However, how quickly the players get paid is of utmost importance. No one wants to be […]

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Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Letter from Louisville: The Hornung Award, a First-Class Experience and Lessons in Sports Tourism

It was an eventful year to be a University of Colorado football fan. The arrival of Coach Deion Sanders and the job he did to resurrect a program that needed more than a jolt was the definition of game-changing, both on and off the field. While the team’s 4-8 record didn’t ultimately live up to […]

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Sweet Caroline, No

As 2024 gets underway, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be continuing their “Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour,” an amalgamation of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” It causes me to wish that somewhere, someone would combine Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” with the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” to start a “Sweet […]

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Ty Tucker Tennis Center

Not Your Average Locker Rooms: The New Era of Athletic Design

Locker rooms have evolved to serve a purpose greater than giving athletes a space to change — they now act as hubs of activity, preparation and relaxation. These spaces can create a multipurpose environment that becomes an extension of a building’s synergy rather than an afterthought in the design process. Designers are increasingly looking toward […]

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Durham Leadership Summit

Redefining the Role of Sports Commissions as Social Impact Agents

Movements for change are driven by a leader, usually many leaders, who have a vision. Being such a leader and catalyst in the evolving world of sports commissions is something I aspire to. With a rich background in sports that spans being a player, leader and mentor, my experiences have influenced how I approach making […]

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Lumen Field

In Seattle, Sports is Part of City’s Culture

After three games in three days and experiencing the various decibel levels at each, you get to wonder: Do Seattle sports fans go through the week whispering quietly because of all the yelling they do to support their teams? In an area that hosted multiple major events throughout this year and with more to come […]

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PGA Championship Golf

Appreciating the Mittys of Sports

As the sports calendar turns from spring/summer to fall/winter, it is an appropriate time to reflect on one of the great stories in sports this year, that being Michael Block’s stunning closing holes to finish in the top 15 of the PGA Championship, thereby earning a return trip to next year’s tournament. Block ably personified […]

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Tremblant Run

Mont-Tremblant Ironman Celebrates Athletes, Environmental Sustainability

Leaving Montreal’s airport and heading north, what strikes you first is how progressively greener the scenery gets heading out of the city. On a busy Friday afternoon, it takes about two hours to reach the destination. Along the way, every building is a soft pastel with colored roofs straight out of a scrapbook of what […]

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