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The TEAMS Conference will be held October 24–27, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’21 Underscores the Importance of Sports to the Travel Industry’s Recovery

The world’s largest gathering of sports-event professionals returned to in-person business this week as the TEAMS Conference & Expo, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, brought together hundreds of destinations and event organizers to continue the crucial work in helping rebuild the tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports has been […]

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Fans watch Katie Ledecky win a gold medal in her final race at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo on a Cosm video board during a special Olympic viewing party at the University of Utah’s Research Park. Photo Courtesy of Cosm.

Immersive Experience Brings Fans to Front-Row Seat in Tokyo

With spectators not being allowed to experience the action of the Olympic Summer Games first-hand in Tokyo, a company that bills itself as providing “immersive experiences” saw an opportunity. The Cosm Experience Center, an event technology service based in Salt Lake City, served as an immersive viewing party for previous Olympians as well as friends […]

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The inside of the Nippon Budokan is shaped like an octagon, adding to its character. The ceiling is a swirl of concrete layers with lighting built into each layer. Photos: Jason Gewirtz

No Fans at 2021 Olympics an Adjustment, But Not an Excuse

The silence can be deafening if you are an athlete competing in the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, having waited a lifetime to be able to perform in front of family and friends roaring you on. But some Olympians say that the absence of fans may not be that disconcerting — if only because nobody […]

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