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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee speaks during the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board meeting in Tokyo. (Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool Photo via AP)

2021 Olympics May Backtrack on Fans;
Protocols Strengthened After Ugandan Positive Tests

Within a week of announcing that Japanese fans would be able to attend events at the Olympic Summer Games, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto is backtracking and suggesting a closed-off Games could still happen with less than a month to go before the Opening Ceremony. Organizers said last Monday that up to 10,000 […]

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Daily Tests, GPS Tracking and Potential Disqualification: IOC Outlines Final Measures for Tokyo Athletes

Athletes who do not comply with measures in a 70-page playbook for competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games may face temporary or permanent exclusion from the Games, disqualification or even financial sanctions, according to the final version of the document released Tuesday. The third and final version of the rules and regulations for athletes […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach tours the National Stadium in Tokyo recently in preparation for the Olympic Summer Games. Photo: IOC

Bach Cancels Japan Trip During State of Emergency

Ahead of another update on its preparations for this summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Monday that International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has canceled his scheduled trip to Japan because of a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. Bach was to visit Hiroshima and meet the torch relay and […]

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Catcher Taylor Edwards, center, high-fives potential teammates during the USA Softball Women's Olympic Team Selection Trials on October 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sponsoring USA Softball

USA Softball has agreed to a one-year partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Sports & Events, which will host the U.S. women’s national team for a training camp in March as the team continues preparing for the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The training camp will be March 3–18 at the Eddie C. Moore […]

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Tokyo Olympic Stadium Completed

Tokyo 2020 has declared the city’s Olympic Stadium ready to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, as well as soccer and track and field competition during the Games. The 68,000-seat venue will be open to the public on December 21 with a variety of Japanese cultural displays […]

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Olympic Gymnastics Center Completed in Tokyo

Another one of the new venues ahead of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo has been completed with the finishing of the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, which will be used for artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics events. The venue will seat up to 12,000 and is located near the Olympic Village. Of the 43 venues […]

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Miraitowa is one of two robots that will greet visitors with hand shakes and waives during the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Toyota Motor Corp.

Tokyo Olympics Prepare with One Year to Go

With one year to go until the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo, the local organizing committee and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee are recognizing the date and stepping up efforts to build publicity around the event. In Tokyo, where the opening ceremony will take place July 24, 2020, organizers have released […]

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USA Swimming sets 2020 Pro Swim Series Schedule

The 2020 USA Swimming Pro Swim Series, which will serve as a lead-up to the Olympic Trials, has been announced with the return of a November event to the five-stop circuit. The series will start Noember 6—9 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The rest of the events are January 16—19 in Knoxville, Tennessee; March 4—7 in […]

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Dew Tour hosts unveiling of Olympic skateboarding qualifying process

Let the Games begin … or, at least, the game that is qualifying for the Games. The qualifying process for skateboarding’s Olympic Summer Games debut was unveiled as part of the Dew Tour’s stop in Long Beach, California, this past weekend. The 2020 Games in Tokyo will have four events — men’s and women’s street, […]

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