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2023, 2025, 2027 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

Status Open for bidding through November 30, 2021; the host for 2023 will be announced by February 2022. History 2002: Rome, Italy 2019: Hamburg, Germany 2017: Vienna, Austria 2015: Netherlands 2013: Stare Jablonki, Poland 2011: Rome, Italy Inside Track The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships represents the pinnacle of beach volleyball, a sport that boasts […]

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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. OLYMPICS: Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing Organizers Posted: Thursday, September 30 The organizers […]

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Village of Bedford Park Announces Naming Rights Partnership with Wintrust

The Village of Bedford Park, Illinois, has reached a multi-year naming rights and marketing agreement with Wintrust, with the financial corporation getting the naming rights to the new Wintrust Sports Complex at Bedford Park, which is scheduled to open later this fall. The Wintrust Sports Complex will feature 100,000 square feet of indoor volleyball and […]

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First Bank & Trust Buys Naming Rights to South Dakota State Arena

South Dakota State University’s Frost Arena, home for the basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams of the Jackrabbits, will be rebranded as First Bank & Trust Arena after the local banking institution committed $20 million to the venue’s renovations. The $20 million is the largest single gift in the history of South Dakota State. The project, […]

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NAIA Beach Volleyball Heading to Florida in 2022 and 2023

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Visit Panama City Beach in Panama City, Florida, hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 NAIA Beach Volleyball National Invitational. Beginning in April 2022, NAIA beach volleyball will crown its champion at Russell Fields City Pier Courts. There are 11 regulation beach volleyball courts located on the […]

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USA Volleyball Sunshine Classic Set for Orlando

The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will host the USA Volleyball Sunshine Classic Girls Qualifier from 2002–2025. The 2022 edition is scheduled for April 1–3. The Sunshine Classic is one of 12 qualifiers for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. The 2022 national championship will be June 23–July 4 in Indianapolis with […]

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USA Volleyball Launches New Event in Salt Lake City

USA Volleyball will stage the Salt Lake City Showdown Girls Junior National Qualifier in 2022, a new event that will take place March 5–7 and March 11–13 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The event will serve as a qualifier for the 2022 Girls Junior National Championship and the Girls 18s Junior National Championship. “Our […]

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The 2021 Paralympic Games will have considerably more coverage on television in the United States and around the world compared to the last Summer Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Paralympians Get TV Spotlight of Their Own

For years, the Paralympic Games has been one of the pinnacle events for the adaptive sport world, regardless of whether or not it received anything similar to the attention and coverage that the Olympic Games receives on a bi-annual basis. This year the tide is starting to turn as more than ever before, Paralympians will […]

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USA Volleyball Selects Orlando for 2022 Open National Championship

USA Volleyball will bring the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship to Orlando, the first time the city has hosted the event since 2016. The tournament will be staged May 27–June 1 at the Orange County Convention Center and will also include USA Volleyball’s annual meeting. The 2016 event drew a record 578 teams. “USA […]

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Shane Wiskus competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. Wiskus advanced to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo after his college, Minnesota, dropped men's gymnastics as a sport. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Olympic Sports Fight to Survive on Collegiate Level

When the United States men’s gymnastics team that had been selected for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo was announced, one thing stood out about the five-man group: Each was a college gymnast. Sam Mikulak, the elder statesman of the team, was a three-time national champion at Michigan. Yul Moldauer helped Oklahoma win three NCAA […]

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