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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.   BASEBALL: Yankees-Red Sox Game Postponed by COVID Issues in New York; Outbreak […]

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USA Triathlon Sees Recovery After ‘Complete Dumpster Fire’

USA Triathlon intends to increase its collaborative push to grow the sport in 2021, vowing to increase its presence among multiple sports to get more people interested in participating. During a state of the industry report at the national governing body’s Endurance Exchange virtual conference, USAT CEO Rocky Harris said while triathlon saw 7 percent […]

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Endurance Sports Organizations Form New Coalition

USA Triathlon, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Ironman, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Running USA and USA Cycling have formed the Endurance Sports Coalition, bringing together organizers of more than 50,000 events annually to work on securing relief and support for operators of endurance events and supporting industries from Congress and Capitol Hill lawmakers. The Endurance Sports […]

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Ironman Group Sold to Advance Publications

The Wanda Sports Group has sold the Ironman Group, which includes the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Epic Series of mountain biking races, to Advance Publications. What in 1978 was one race in Hawaii, the Ironman Group now has more than 235 events in over 50 countries. As part […]

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Elizabeth O’Brien Named Ironman Group’s North America Managing Director

Elizabeth O’Brien, who has more than two decades of sports industry experience, is the new North America managing director for The Ironman Group and will oversee all aspects of the business unit including four offices in the United States and more than 70 annual events. O’Brien’s team will be responsible for the performance of running […]

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Ironman Returns to Penticton for Canada Triathlon

Ironman has announced that Penticton, British Columbia, will host to the Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon in 2020, marking the return of one of the circuit’s longest former hosts. The Canadian city had hosted a full-distance Ironman triathlon from 1983–2012 and will again host the event when it returns August 30, 2020. In addition, Subaru will […]

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