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Brandon Lowery Named Interim USA Surfing CEO

After leading surfing into its first Olympic Games, Greg Cruse is leaving as USA Surfing’s chief executive officer and transferring the organization’s leadership to Brandon Lowery on an interim basis. Lowery played a leading role in bringing together Olympic surfers, skaters and snowboarders for a three-day 2021 Olympic training camp at BSR Surf Resort wave […]

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Speed climbers use ropes. Photo courtesy of USA Climbing

Skateboarding, Climbing, Surfing Highlight LA28 Sports Program

Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been added to the list of 28 sports to be included in the Initial Sports Program for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles ahead of what is expected to be official confirmation at the next International Olympic Committee session in February 2022. IOC President Thomas Bach noted the […]

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International SUP and Paddleboard Championship Heading to Puerto Rico

The International Surfing Association has chosen San Juan, Puerto Rico, as host of the 2022 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. The events will mark the ISA World Championship’s return after being cancelled the past two years because of the pandemic. Both events are set to take place in San Juan’s renowned Laguna del Condado […]

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Greg Cruse: Riding Surfing’s Wave of Momentum

Greg Cruse is no stranger to surfing. He’s been participating in the sport since he was middle school-aged and was on one of the original high school surf teams in Huntington Beach, California, that was part of the genesis of the National Scholastic Surfing Association. He later became active in the administration of the sport […]

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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USA Swimming Partners with Fanatics on Merchandise

As the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo approach in just a few months and with less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, national governing bodies are finalizing new partnerships — or extending existing ones — ahead of what for many NGBs is the biggest […]

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Viktor Hovland, of Norway, chips to the 18th green during the final round of the 2019 John Deere Classic golf tournament (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

SFIA Reports Golf and Tennis on the Upswing

Sports such as golf and tennis were the big winners in 2020 as people sought ways to play sports that were socially distanced and outdoors, according to the findings of a Sports & Fitness Industry Association survey of more than 18,000 people in the United States ages 6 and up. While activity levels were up […]

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Sports World Reacts to Olympic Postponement

As the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games have been postponed to 2021, sports-event organizations around the United States and the world have been reacting to the news. Here is a sample of their reactions. United States National Governing Bodies USA Archery While we saw this news coming through evolvements […]

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Surfing Rides Into New Venues

Surf’s up! Way up. The sport of Hawaiian royalty and classic Beach Boys tunes is ripping right now. Surfing is set to make its Olympics debut in Tokyo, joining baseball/softball, karate, climbing and skateboarding as the new sports in Tokyo. [Download our exclusive guide to finding the most creative sports event venues.] Meanwhile, applied wave science […]

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World Surf League Names New CEO

Sophie Goldschmidt has stepped down as CEO of the World Surf League and will be succeeded by Erik Logan, the league’s president of content, media and studios. “Sophie has had a huge impact on the WSL,” said Dirk Ziff, WSL owner and board member. “She is responsible for transforming both our business capabilities and culture […]

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Paris 2024 Approves Sailing in Tahiti, Additional Site in Place de la Concorde

The Paris 2024 Executive Board has proposed two new sites for its future Olympic Summer Games to the International Olympic Committee, with surfing sent to Tahiti (nearly 10,000 miles from Paris) and a multi-purpose venue for sports to be located in the Place de la Concorde in the heart of the city and the shadow […]

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