The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
South Dakota World Archery Event Moved to 2022

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? While the exact answer is still to be determined for many leagues, some have started the process of returning Continue Reading

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Roundup: 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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World Athletics Forms Outbreak Prevention Task Force

World Athletics will form a task force aimed at providing outbreak prevention guidelines for mass gatherings including road races. The international federation for track and field will partner with the International Institute for Race Medicine on the endeavor. The Outbreak Prevention Taskforce will also include the medical chairs or representatives of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Continue Reading

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Endurance Sports Organizations Form New Coalition

USA Triathlon, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Ironman, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Running USA and USA Cycling have formed the Endurance Sports Coalition, bringing together organizers of more than 50,000 events annually to work on securing relief and support for operators of endurance events and supporting industries from Congress and Capitol Hill lawmakers. The Endurance Sports Continue Reading

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Rich Harshbarger: The Challenges Ahead for Running and Mass Participation Events

While the entire sports-event industry has attempted to navigate the recent weeks of the coronavirus pandemic and plan for some difficult weeks ahead, Running USA has been helping its members work their way through the difficult decisions about whether their events should be canceled or rescheduled. In this episode, Running USA CEO Rich Harshbarger talks Continue Reading

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Industry Leaders Praise Event Ownership Model

Being able to have an event that you own outright is even more important during the uncertain times of the coronavirus pandemic, panelists agreed during a Sports ETA webinar on March 27. “We probably had 15 events that were scheduled in the March-April-May time frame,” said Ray Palmer, president of Pensacola Sports. “Five of those Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that Continue Reading

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Fort Worth to Host 2021, 2023 USATF Half Marathon Championships

The USA Track and Field Half Marathon Championships will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, for the first time, running in conjunction with the Cowtown Marathon on February 28, 2021. USATF also announced that the race will return to Fort Worth on February 26, 2023. The championships determine the men’s and women’s American national champions. Continue Reading

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