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Winter Olympics Salt Lake City
Georg Hackl of Germany speeds past an Olympic logo during a practice run for the men's singles luge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Park City Awarded 2029 Bobsled and Luge World Championships

Park City, Utah, will host the 2029 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships after the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation voted on future hosts for its world championships during the world congress held in Lake Placid, New York. Each of the championships from 2027 through 2029 will be at former Olympic Winter Games hosts. In 2027, […]

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Scott Riewald USA Luge

USA Luge Names Scott Riewald Chief Executive Officer

Scott Riewald has been named chief executive officer of USA Luge, succeeding Jim Leahy, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Riewald comes to USA Luge from the Boston Red Sox, where he served as manager of Minor League performance development. Over his career, he has worked in a variety of roles for the U.S. […]

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Kazuki Yoshinaga
From left, skaters of South Korea, China, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy compete during the men's 5,000m relay final at the 2023 ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

U.S. Remains Key Market for International Skating Union

With the 2025 World Figure Skating Championships heading to Boston and the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games primed to be hosted in Salt Lake City, it only made sense the International Skating Union’s annual congress was held last week in Las Vegas. The ISU, which oversees speed skating as well as figure skating, had […]

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Winter Olympics Salt Lake City
Georg Hackl of Germany speeds past an Olympic logo during a practice run for the men's singles luge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Salt Lake 2034 Winter Olympic Bid Goes to IOC Vote in July

Salt Lake City will be presented to the full International Olympic Committee membership for a vote to host the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games after the IOC Executive Board accepted the Future Host Commission’s recommendations on Wednesday. The 2030 Games bid from the French Alps region was also approved for a vote next month. […]

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USA Curling
The Duluth Curling Club and Visit Duluth will welcome the 2025 USA Curling National Championships. USA Curling photo by Bob Weder

Duluth to Host USA Curling 2025 National Championships

Duluth, Minnesota, will host the 2025 USA Curling national championships for men and women at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center from January 27 through February 2, the national governing body annoounced. It will be the first time the national championship event has taken place in Minnesota. The announcement comes after the national governing body hosted […]

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Sun Valley Resort
Sun Valley Resort in Idaho will host the Stifel Sun Valley Finals in 2025. Photo by Steve Kornreich/U.S. Ski & Snowboard

FIS Confirms 11 World Cup Events in U.S. in 2024–2025 season

There will be 11 FIS World Cups in the United States for the 2024–2025 season, headlined by the first ever back-to-back men’s and women’s FIS Alpine World Cup speed races on the Birds of Prey track at Beaver Creek, Colorado, and the FIS Alpine World Cup Finals at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. “We are […]

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Winter Olympics Salt Lake City
In this February 8, 2002, file photo, fireworks burst over the athlete tribune at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City during the Opening Ceremonies for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Salt Lake City is in line to host the Games again in 2034. (AP Photo/Frank Gunn, File)

Salt Lake 2034 Olympic Games Bid Takes Next Step

Salt Lake City took the latest step toward hosting the 2034 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with a virtual presentation to the Winter Olympic Federations ahead of next month’s IOC Executive Board meetings where its candidacy will be formally approved for a vote by the full IOC membership in July. The presentation by SLC-UT 2034 […]

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IIHF

France to Host 2028 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships

France will host the world men’s ice hockey championships in 2028 with games in Paris and Lyon, two years ahead of its planned hosting of the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Accor Arena in Paris and the LDLC Arena in Lyon will host the 16-team tournament from May 12–28, 2028. It will be […]

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Ariens Nordic Center

Ariens Nordic Center to Host Two U.S. Biathlon Events

Ariens Nordic Center in Brillion, Wisconsin, has been awarded the inaugural U.S. Biathlon Midwest Regional Summer Biathlon Championships from July 20–21 and the U.S. Biathlon Masters Nationals and North American Masters Championships from February 14­–16, 2025. The U.S. Biathlon Midwest Regional Summer Biathlon Championships is typically held in eastern or western regions in the country, […]

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USA Curling 2025
The USA Curling event in Sioux Falls will mark the first time that the NGB has held Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials concurrently. Photo by Bob Weder

Sioux Falls to Host 2025 USA Curling Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials

USA Curling has announced that the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s and Women’s Curling, and the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling, will be held from November 7–16, 2025, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. The event marks the first time that USA Curling has held […]

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