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Simon Pagenaud leads a restart during the 2019 Indianapolis 500. Photo by Stephen King/IndyCar Media

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Indianapolis 500 to Have 135,000 Spectators On Hand

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. What NBA Teams Have Fans This Season? | Attendance Limits at MLB Stadiums Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry Subscribe to the […]

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USANA is now the official multivitamin of USA Swimming

As Olympic Games Approach, National Governing Bodies Announce New Partnerships

As the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo approach in just a few months and with less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, national governing bodies are finalizing new partnerships — or extending existing ones — ahead of what for many NGBs is the biggest […]

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How Sports Betting is Changing the
Game for Destinations and Venues

The U.S. Supreme Court has had more than a passing influence in the world of sports. Whether it was the 1972 Curt Flood case that upheld Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption, a 1984 antitrust case involving the NCAA that allowed conferences to sell their own TV rights and paved the way for gigantic media rights […]

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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. Tuesday, April 6 BASEBALL: Rangers Sell Out Globe Life Field for Opener Major […]

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NWHL On Verge of Adding Team in Montreal

The National Women’s Hockey League will continue its move north of the border by expanding into Montreal starting next season, adding a seventh team to the league. The anticipated expansion was reported by The Associated Press, saying that an announcement was scheduled in February but pushed back after the Isobel Cup playoffs were postponed. NWHL […]

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Tiger Shaw has been president and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard since 2013. (Photo by Billie Weiss/TEAMS)

U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Tiger Shaw to Step Down after Beijing 2022

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Tiger Shaw will resign effective March 1, 2022, following the Beijing Olympic Winter Games. Shaw will be named CEO Emeritus upon his resignation and join the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation Board as a trustee focusing on several key fundraising priorities. The Board […]

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NHL All Star Hockey
The puck is dropped for the NHL hockey All Star final game between the Atlantic Division and the Pacific Division Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

NHL Signs New Media Agreement With ESPN, ABC Including Stanley Cup Final

The National Hockey League will return to ESPN after a 17-year hiatus starting with the 2021–2022 season as part of a seven-year broadcasting agreement that will see four Stanley Cup finals over the length of the partnership on ABC as well as more than 1,000 games per season streaming on ESPN Plus. ESPN and the […]

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2021 Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International FIS Ski World Cup at Deer Valley ResortAerialsPhoto: Steven Kornreich/U.S. Ski Team@usskiteam // @steven_kornreich
A competitor flies through the air during the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International FIS Ski World Cup event at Deer Valley Resort. Photo by U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Case Study: How to Host a Safe Winter Sports Event

The United States Ski and Snowboard Association recently hosted the FIS Freestyle World Cup at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort, the first World Cup event on U.S. soil since COVID-19 began spreading throughout the country nearly a year ago. Along with a U.S. women’s sweep in dual moguls, there were no subsequent positive COVID tests. To be […]

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CPA Photo Sign Light Up Tight – cr Climate Pledge Arena
The new signage for Climate Pledge Arena atop the iconic roof of the venue adds to the downtown lights in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Climate Pledge Arena)

Climate Pledge Arena Combines Sports With Sustainability

Building any new major sports venue would be a time-consuming task potentially fraught with issues during the best of times. Working on a nearly $1 billion renovation to a local landmark during a pandemic would appear to be even more challenging. Instead, the good-as-new Climate Pledge Arena is on track to host one of the […]

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University of Maine Reveals $110 Million Athletic Facilities Plan

The University of Maine revealed a $110 million plan for athletic facilities, a mix of new construction and extensive renovations to existing facilities that will touch each of the Black Bears’ 17 varsity programs. The news comes on the heels of an October announcement by the Harold Alfond Foundation investing $240 million over the next […]

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