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LA28 Venues

LA28 Swimming Set for SoFi Stadium; Softball Heading to Oklahoma City

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games will have multiple sports organized in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while the long-whispered reports of swimming heading to SoFi Stadium were confirmed by LA28 organizers on Friday morning, meaning that athletics will be held immediately after the Opening Ceremony with swimming in the second half of the Games, bucking long-time tradition. […]

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Cisco LA28

LA28 Announces Cisco as Official Network Equipment Partner

Cisco has announced a partnership for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Los Angeles and Team USA to serve as its official network equipment partner. Cisco has served as an official partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London (2012), Rio de Janeiro (2016), Tokyo (2020) and Paris (2024). Cisco’s networking solutions […]

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Decatur UpDog

Decatur Morgan County Tourism to Host UpDog International Finals 2025

Decatur Morgan County Tourism in Alabama has announced a partnership with UpDog Challenge to host the UpDog International Finals 2025, which is expected to be one of the largest disc dog events ever. The competition will take place from April 1–6, 2025, at the Spirit of America fields at Point Mallard Park with teams from […]

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Grand Slam Track

U.S. Olympic Champion Sprinter Michael Johnson Creates Grand Slam Track

Four-time Olympic Champion Michael Johnson has launched Grand Slam Track, a new global professional track competition with plans to launch in the spring of next year with four events around the world and a prize pool of $12.6 million, the announcement coming less than 40 days before the start of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games […]

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FWC26 FANFEST1

Philadelphia to Host FIFA Fan Festival at Lemon Hill in 2026

The fan festival for the FIFA 2026 World Cup in Philadelphia will be held at East Fairmount Park’s Lemon Hill with plans for free entry, food and beverage offerings, entertainment, memorabilia from the event and more during game watch parties. Philadelphia Soccer 2026, the organization that serves as the operational Host Committee in Philadelphia, announced […]

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Winter Olympics Salt Lake City
Georg Hackl of Germany speeds past an Olympic logo during a practice run for the men's singles luge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Park City Awarded 2029 Bobsled and Luge World Championships

Park City, Utah, will host the 2029 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships after the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation voted on future hosts for its world championships during the world congress held in Lake Placid, New York. Each of the championships from 2027 through 2029 will be at former Olympic Winter Games hosts. In 2027, […]

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GEF World Games

Esports Demonstration Added to 2025 World Games

An esports demonstration will debut at the 2025 World Games in China after the International World Games Association and the Global Esports Federation announced the signing of a strategic framework agreement starting with next year’s event in Chengdu from August 7–17. The news of the World Games’ insertion of esports into its event comes shortly […]

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Scott Riewald USA Luge

USA Luge Names Scott Riewald Chief Executive Officer

Scott Riewald has been named chief executive officer of USA Luge, succeeding Jim Leahy, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Riewald comes to USA Luge from the Boston Red Sox, where he served as manager of Minor League performance development. Over his career, he has worked in a variety of roles for the U.S. […]

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F1 Experience

Formula 1 Exhibition Brings Its Biggest Activation to London

London will host The Formula 1 Exhibition opening August 23 at ExCeL London, giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with pieces of motorsport history. The opening of the show at the ExCeL, which this week is hosting The Meetings Show and TEAMS Europe, follows runs in Madrid, Vienna and Toronto. London […]

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Head of the Charles Regatta

Head of the Charles Regatta Names Tori Stevens as Executive Director

The Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest rowing regatta, announced that Tori Stevens will assume the role of executive director beginning July 1, succeeding Fred Schoch, who had a 33-year tenure leading the Regatta. Stevens comes to HOCR after serving as chief executive officer for SUP3R, an affiliated company of Superfly. Before her […]

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