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Lake County, Florida, Selected to Host 2021 World Waterski Championships

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation will hold the 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championships in Lake County, Florida, with more than 200 water skiers from 35 countries competing at the Jack Travers Water Ski School. The biennial event, the first time the world championships will be in the United States for 18 years, will be […]

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Jack Gierhart Departs U.S. Sailing

U.S. Sailing has announced the departure of longtime CEO Jack Gierhart, part of the implementation of a new strategic plan at the national governing body. Gierhart had been the head of the NGB since 2011 after serving as assistant executive director from 2009–2011 and marketing director from 2002–2005. “Jack guided the association through some challenging […]

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SailGP Signs Sustainable Rope Manufacturer

SailGP has partnered with Marlow Ropes, a high-performance rope manufacturer, to include the company’s sustainable technology onboard the series’ race boats through 2022. Over the past two years, Marlow has improved its manufacturing process, focusing on sourcing sustainable and bio-based materials, reducing waste and lowering its carbon footprint. Under terms of the deal with the […]

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USA Diving Trials Moved to New Dates in 2021

USA Diving has announced new dates for the rescheduled Olympic Team Trials, which will still be held in Indianapolis. The 2020 dates were rescheduled when the Olympic Summer Games were postponed until 2021. The new dates will be June 6–13, 2021, with the event to be held at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus […]

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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 […]

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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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USA Diving Hires New President

Lee Michaud, a former NCAA All-American diver at the University of Michigan before going into the business world, will return to the sport as the new president of USA Diving. Michaud joins the organization from Daseke, Inc., where he spent the past eight years leading Smokey Point Distributing and The Schilli Companies. He will begin […]

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USA Synchro Rebrands to USA Artistic Swimming

The sport of synchronized swimming has always been about alignment. The precision moves of the athletes to music form the basis of the sport’s scoring as well as the appeal for fans, who appreciate the athleticism and artistry involved in the choreography. But at the international level, the alignment over what the sport should be […]

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