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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. OLYMPICS: 2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans; VIPs Still Allowed to […]

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The new Lauridsen Skatepark will host the 2021 Dew Tour just weeks after its official opening. Photo: Courtesy of Dew Tour

Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines Bowls Over Dew Tour

Greg Edwards wasn’t sure how this site visit was going to go. As the new Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, was under construction last winter, Dew Tour representatives came to see firsthand what would become the largest skatepark in the country. But winter being winter, the weather was not cooperating. “Here come all […]

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Dew Tour Moving 2021 Skate Festival to Des Moines, Iowa

The annual summer Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival will be moving from Long Beach, California, to Des Moines, Iowa, and will be held May 20-23 at the brand new Lauridsen Skatepark while serving as the only U.S.-based global Olympic skateboard qualifying event for 2021. Lauridsen Skatepark’s Street and Park courses have been approved as […]

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Winter Dew Tour Adds Women’s Disciplines

The Winter Dew Tour will have a new venue for the first time in years in 2020 and the event has announced a new emphasis on women’s disciplines for the ski and snowboard competition. Mountain Dew and Adventure Sports Network Group announced three new disciplines for women’s competition—including ski and snowboard streetstyle and ski and […]

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Copper Mountain to Host 2020–2021 Winter Dew Tour

The Winter Dew Tour has figured that it should not mess with success … too much, at least. The tour will stay in Colorado for the 2020 and 2021 events, with one adjustment — it will be hosted at Copper Mountain after having spent the past 11 years at Breckenridge. “Physically, our move is just down […]

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Dew Tour Names Courtney Gresik Vice President

Courtney Gresik, a Dew Tour veteran since 2005 in multiple roles, has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the tour. Gresik will be in charge of all of the tour’s business aspects including brand strategy, sponsorship relations, partnership revenue, content production, execution and event staging. Gresik has worked in action sports since […]

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