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
In weightlifting, it’s a matter of seconds between the time an athlete attempts a lift and the time he or she finishes the move. But several recent efforts by USA Weightlifting to attract new athletes—including a concerted push to become a collegiate sport through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics—are designed for the long haul. Continue Reading
The Nike USA Weightlifting National Championships powered by Rogue Fitness will return to the Chicago region in 2020, with the event being held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in DuPage County. The tournament, to be staged May 14–17, 2020, will mark the national governing body’s final national championship before its athletes head to the Continue Reading
The 2018 USA Weightlifting Nike American Open Series 3 will be held at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 13–16. The event is part of the American Open Series with competition opportunities for youth-, senior- and master-aged athletes. The series allows both medals to be won at the single event and to compete for a series championship to be awarded at the finals in December. The competition provides the final opportunity to qualify for the 2018 IWF World Championships & Olympic Qualification Event in Lima, Peru, in November.