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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. NHL: Only Four Players Unvaccinated as Season Opens Posted: Wednesday, October 13 The […]

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USA Swimming Announces 2021-2022 National Events Calendar

On the heels of its successful showing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and to start the next Olympic cycle, USA Swimming has announced its targeted schedule of events for the 2021–2022 season with 22 events featuring National Championships, multiple Championship Series events, an international Trials qualifying competition and the return of the 18&Under Spring […]

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U.S. Paralympics Swimming Championships Awarded to Greensboro Aquatic Center

The 2021 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championship, the first major U.S. Paralympics Swimming competition after the Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, will be hosted at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Competition is set to run from December 17—19, 2021, and the event will be live streamed. Coinciding with the Greensboro Aquatic Center’s […]

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The inside of the Nippon Budokan is shaped like an octagon, adding to its character. The ceiling is a swirl of concrete layers with lighting built into each layer. Photos: Jason Gewirtz

No Fans at 2021 Olympics an Adjustment, But Not an Excuse

The silence can be deafening if you are an athlete competing in the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, having waited a lifetime to be able to perform in front of family and friends roaring you on. But some Olympians say that the absence of fans may not be that disconcerting — if only because nobody […]

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Abbey Weitzeil, center, dives at the start of the women's 50-meter freestyle final during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Catching Up with USA Swimming CEO Tim Hinchey

Tim Hinchey took over as president and CEO of USA Swimming just after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, meaning this year’s Games in Tokyo will be the first he’ll oversee for a team that has traditionally hauled in medals at the Games. Team USA has won 556 medals all time, by far the most […]

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils 5G Spectator Viewing Experiences

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games is partnering with Intel to showcase 5G technology with enhanced sports viewing experiences at three separate competition venues during the Games, which start on July 23 with the Opening Ceremony. The new viewing experiences will allow spectators to enjoy events with ultra-high resolution […]

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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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USA Swimming Launches Supporters Club to Grow the Sport

USA Swimming is launching a new initiative to attract deeper engagement with the sport, creating what it calling the Supporters Club. The program is being formed in partnership with the USA Swimming Foundation and U.S. Masters Swimming and will be a fan-centric club that will support the sport at all levels. For $50, club members […]

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Clermont, Florida, to Host Olympic Swimming Qualifier

Union Americana de Natación, an international governing body in the Western Hemisphere for amateur aquatics, has announced that Orlando Health National Training Center in Clermont, Florida, will host the FINA-sanctioned 2021 UANA Tokyo Olympics Swimming Qualifier. The event will be staged April 29 – May 2, 2021, in partnership with Azura Aquatics, Montverde Aquatic Club, […]

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