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Fans cheer in the stands after a Florida touchdown during the first half of a college football game against Vanderbilt on October 9, 2021, in Gainesville, Florida. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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How Is It Possible to Have No Outbreaks at College Football or NFL Games Despite Huge Crowds?

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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A crew member leaps to fix a logo for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics before a launch ceremony to reveal the motto for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics on September 17, 2021. Organizers announced "Together for a Shared Future" as the motto. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing 2022 Olympic Organizers

The organizers for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing have announced that no foreign fans will be allowed, a move long expected by observers of the Games, while also saying that unvaccinated athletes must quarantine for 21 days upon arrive into China. “Beijing 2022 informed the (Executive Board) of the principles that will help […]

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Lausanne | SwitzerlandIOC President, Thomas BACH starts the press conference after the Executive Board meeting.Copyright: IOC/Philippe Woods
IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

Strict Protocols Expected in Beijing for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, IOC Says

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, in an open letter published by the IOC, said that those competing and attending the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing should expect the same level of COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place as were this past summer in Tokyo for the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games. “While […]

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Lausanne | SwitzerlandIOC President, Thomas BACH starts the press conference after the Executive Board meeting.Copyright: IOC/Philippe Woods
IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

IOC Helping People Leave Afghanistan; Bach Says Around 100 Evacuated

The International Olympic Committee has helped around 100 members of the Olympic community leave Afghanistan during the past several weeks as the Taliban asserted control over the country, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday after the first IOC Executive Board meeting post-Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Bach said all athletes who competed in Tokyo […]

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China Beijing Winter Olympics Test Events
Chinese skaters compete in the men's 1000 meters short track speed skating race during a test event for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China Nears Completion on 2022 Olympic Winter Games Venues

Nearly all the venues for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, have been completed with test events scheduled for each facility later this year. All 12 venues hosting ice and snow competitions in Beijing city proper, the Yanqing District and Zhangjiakou in Hebei Province hosted test events earlier this year. Eight of the […]

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USOPC, NBC Announce Team USA Champions Series

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will have four sports spotlighted as part of the Team USA Champions Series presented by Xfinity, with broadcast coverage on NBC or NBCSN as part of the buildup toward the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Among the events scheduled […]

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