SportsTravel Podcast Ross Young

Ross Young: Bringing USA Rugby Out of Bankruptcy and Ready to Bid for World Cups

USA Rugby has gone through a lot during the past year-plus. Not only was it dramatically affected by the pandemic like every other national governing body in the Olympic movement, it had to file for bankruptcy protection last year. Having come through the process with a streamlined operation, USA Rugby now looks ahead to the […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Larry Olmsted
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Larry Olmsted: How Fans Unite Communities and Make the Case for Why Sports Matter

There have been many books written about sports. But not many books have focused on the fans themselves. In his new book “Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Understanding,” author Larry Olmsted details scientific studies that are proving the benefits of following sports not just on the health of the fans […]

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Cal Ripken Jr. and Mike Kenney: Growing the Brand at Ripken Baseball

Cal Ripken, Jr. is baseball’s all-time Iron Man. He retired from the game in 2001 after a career that spanned 21 seasons. While he’s best known for his incredible streak of 2,632 consecutive games played, he also redefined the position of shortstop before being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. In […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Scott ONeil

Scott O’Neil: His Time at Harris Blitzer, A New Book and Perspective on the Sports Industry

Scott O’Neil spent eight years working as the chief executive officer at Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, best known as the owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils. Under O’Neil’s leadership, HBSE grew into a sports and entertainment franchise that spans two professional teams, an esports business, the owner and operator of […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Bryan Karns

Bryan Karns: Preparing for the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club

  The 2022 PGA Championship was scheduled to be held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, before the PGA of America in January announced that it would move the event instead to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the 2021 Senior PGA Championship was recently completed. The PGA Championship then received a […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Helen Maroulis

Helen Maroulis: The Inspiring Olympics Comeback Story of a Wrestling Pioneer

Helen Maroulis became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling when she won in Rio in 2016. Not only did she break new ground for women’s wrestling in the United States, it was the magnitude of victory that also impressed. To earn the gold, she beat the most dominant wrestler […]

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Tim Schneider: Roots of a Travel Powerhouse: How Sports and Esports Move People

Tim Schneider, the chairman of the Sports Division at Northstar Meetings Group, is the founder of SportsTravel magazine, the TEAMS Conference and Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit. In this conversation with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, we talk with Schneider about the origins of SportsTravel and the sports-event industry itself, the growth of sectors such […]

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SportsTravel Podcast Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell: Preparing for a Most Unusual Paralympics

Melissa Stockwell’s road to the Paralympics began in Iraq in 2004 when a roadside bomb took her leg, making her the first female American solider in history to lose a limb in active combat. After earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for her service, she turned her attention to the Paralympics, becoming the first […]

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