Viktor Hovland
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)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
First PGA Tour With Spectators Canceled

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry, with nearly every professional league throughout the world on hiatus and collegiate and amateur sports brought to a standstill. 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? Continue Reading

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Sarah Hirshland
United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has cautioned that the organization may be facing significant budget cuts ahead. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Images

USOPC Adjusts to Financial Forecasts

The Olympic Summer Games’ postponement to 2021 in Tokyo set a series of ripples throughout the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee that the organization is adapting to on a daily basis. “The timing implications of the postponement are significant,” USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland said during the latest Sports Business Journal/CAA World Congress virtual event. “We Continue Reading

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Louis Armstrong Court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been used as a staging area for COVID-19 first responders. (Photo by United States Tennis Association)

Sports and Tourism Venues Help in Fight Against Coronavirus

There’s no denying that coronavirus pandemic has changed how sports events will take place. Around the world, the sports-event industry has moved to transform many of its venues to support health officials in their local regions. Going forward, finding unique venues to host our events will be more important than ever. Click here to download Continue Reading

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Virus Outbreak Britain Tennis
A general view through the main gates to Wimbledon as it is announced that the tennis championships for 2020 had been cancelled due to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Sports Insurance, Contracts a Hot Topic in Industry

When Wimbledon and the British Open were canceled, one of the many newsworthy items after the news was that both events had purchased pandemic insurance over the past few years and will be able to get payouts from the underwriting agencies they contracted with. Whether through insurance policies or event contracts, legal issues related to Continue Reading

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VCU Athletics Plans Athletics Expansion

VCU has bought nearly 11 acres of land in Richmond, Virginia, to be utilized for future athletic venues as part of its master plan for expansion. The VCU Board of Visitors’ executive committee approved the purchase on March 25, which will be used as a location for an Athetics Village including a new tennis center 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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Australian Open Tennis
Spectators watch the men's semifinal between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and France's Lucas Pouille on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Fortnite Summer Smash Partners With Australian Open

On the heels of its runaway success when held at one iconic tennis venue, Fortnite Summer Smash in Australia is following the trend and for the second year in a row will organize its event at the Australian Open to coincide with the Grand Slam tennis tournament’s championship weekend. Fortnite Summer Smash will be a Continue Reading

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has become a leader in sustainability efforts.

The Green Game

We’ve come a long way since the first recycling bin was rolled out at a sporting event. As the topic of climate change heats up (literally), the creation of more sustainable events has taken on increasing importance. On a global level this can be seen with the December 2018 launch of the United Nations Sports Continue Reading

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USTA Names Michael Dowse CEO and Executive Director

The United States Tennis Association has named Michael Dowse as its CEO and executive director to succeed longtime leader Gordon Smith. Dowse, who has been president of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. since 2013, will be charged with leading the USTA’s overall vision and its strategy for the growth of tennis participation with juniors and adults Continue Reading

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