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The free Formula One Festival at Bayfront Park in Miami provided fans with entertainment. Photograph: Red Bull Media

Formula One Gains Traction in the U.S.

Formula One racing is proud of its standing as the most popular form of international motorsports. Now the sport’s leaders have their sights set on conquering a long-elusive market: the United States. In the two years since the Formula One Group (valued then at $8 billion) was bought by Liberty Media, one of its goals […]

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USAPA-sanctioned tournaments continue to expand. Photograph: USAPA
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Pickleball Rallies Support

Say the word “pickleball” and people either get quizzical looks or immediately say, “I love pickleball!” Given the way the sport is growing, you’ll probably be hearing more of the latter. Pickleball—one of America’s 10 fastest-growing sports, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association—is currently played by about 3 million people on more than […]

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The PBA has been investing in technology at events. Photograph: PBA Tour
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Bowling Pins Future on Youth

Bowling has been woven into American culture since arriving with the first European settlers. About 46 million Americans bowled at least once in 2016, a robust number that points to the sport’s popularity. With high-profile athletes, celebrities and even former presidents showing interest in the sport, and a multibillion-dollar industry built around it, bowling provides […]

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Climbing Reaches for the Stars

Climbing has been scampering upward as a competitive sport in recent years and is poised to reach great heights. With interest sparked by the sport’s inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, climbing is witnessing a boom in participation, particularly among young people. And given the growth of indoor climbing and competition venues—for […]

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