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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)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football

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. Tuesday, August 11 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences Cancel College Football The Big Ten Conference became the first Power 5 conference to cancel Continue Reading

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Hershey’s Extends USATF Partnership

Hershey’s has extended its partnership with USA Track & Field, a deal that will keep the candy maker as the presenting sponsor of the national governing body’s Run Jump Throw program through 2024. Hershey’s has sponsored the Run Jump Throw program since 2015. The effort is a hands-on learning program for children ages 7–12 to Continue Reading

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Illinois Village to Sponsor USA Track & Field

USA Track & Field has won a unique competition among national governing bodies by earning a $100,000 sponsorship from the leaders of Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The village northwest of Chicago sought to partner with an NGB to promote its business and manufacturing brand and is believed to be the first municipality to sponsor a Continue Reading

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New Venues to Watch in 2020

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 10 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2020. AdventHealth Field House and Conference Center Winter Haven, Florida Opened: December 2019 Located less than 50 miles from Continue Reading

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had Continue Reading

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The University of Oregon is nearing completion on a complete rebuilt of historic Hayward Field that was set to host the 2020 Olympic Trials. Rendering: TrackTown USA

A Sport Staying on Track

Life moves fast in the running world, and that’s as true in 2020 as ever. More than 30 million Americans compete in track and field, and there are plenty of spruced-up and new venues to keep running organizers inspired. In Japan, robots are taking over—at least when it comes to some Olympic activities once reserved for Continue Reading

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Gen.G Expanding Collegiate Partnerships

Given the popularity of gaming among younger demographics, it only makes sense that Gen.G’s latest partnerships have concentrated not on further establishing its professional teams but entering the collegiate space. The gaming franchise, coming off a successful partnership with the University of Kentucky in running an NBA2K tournament on Twitch, will team with the University Continue Reading

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Simone Manuel, left, and Abbey Weitzeil start the women's 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trials Hosts Begin Planning for New Dates

As the realities of a postponed Olympic and Paralympic Games set in for cities across the country, the unknown of what happens to remaining U.S. Olympic Trials events is causing a juggling act for sports commissions, CVBs and local organizing committees. While some national governing bodies are starting to announce new dates for rescheduled trials, 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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