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Ohio State defensive lineman Robert Landers (67) celebrates recovering a Michigan fumble in the first half of a college football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on November 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Big Ten Going Conference-Only in Fall Sports

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. Thursday, July 9 COLLEGE SPORTS: Big Ten Conference Going Conference-Only in Fall Sports The Big Ten Conference has made the biggest move in adjusting the Continue Reading

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Paris 2024 – 19_10_18 – Emblème Double – Poly_Pod – CMJN

IOC, Paris 2024 Adapting Strategy to Deliver Games

The International Olympic Committee and organizing committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games have agreed to work on new alternatives to deliver opportunities and streamline operations toward the event’s organization. The IOC acknowledged the adjustments needed by the 2024 host given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which called for creative and sustainable optimizations Continue Reading

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that Continue Reading

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2022 Youth Olympic Games Dates and Program Finalized

The 2022 Youth Olympic Games dates have been finalized with Dakar, Senegal, hosting the fourth edition of the event and a new twist on an historic sport. The event will be staged October 22—November 9, 2002, after receiving approval from the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board. It will be the first Olympic event held on Continue Reading

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Paris 2024 Approves Sailing in Tahiti, Additional Site in Place de la Concorde

The Paris 2024 Executive Board has proposed two new sites for its future Olympic Summer Games to the International Olympic Committee, with surfing sent to Tahiti (nearly 10,000 miles from Paris) and a multi-purpose venue for sports to be located in the Place de la Concorde in the heart of the city and the shadow Continue Reading

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New International Esports Federation President Nominated

Colin Webster, who previously spent five years on the board of the International eSports Federation, will become the organization’s president during its December general meetings. Webster is the only nominated candidate for the president’s position. Silviu Stroie has been the acting president since December 2018 after the resignation of Jun Byung-hun. Once confirmed in December Continue Reading

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IOC Moves 2020 Marathon and Race Walking to Sapporo

Mindful of the extensive heat conditions that have been in Japan this summer, the International Olympic Committee is seeking to be proactive by putting adjustments in place for athlete safety under humid conditions when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympic Summer Games. As a result, the IOC has announced it will move the Olympic marathon and Continue Reading

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IOC to Change Bidding Process for Olympic Hosts

The process of bidding for the Olympic Games is about to undergo a dramatic overhaul after a series of proposals was approved by International Olympic Committee members, including the removal of a requirement that a host be selected seven years in advance. The proposal also creates a set of commissions that will control the selection Continue Reading

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Milan-Cortina Awarded the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee has awarded Milan-Cortina, Italy, the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The decision to award the Italian bid the Games over a competing bid from Stockholm-Åre, Sweden, was made during the 134th Session of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland. “We can look forward to outstanding and sustainable Olympic Winter Games in Continue Reading

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IOC Grants Provisional Recognition to Federation of International Lacrosse

The Federation of International Lacrosse has received provisional three-year recognition from the International Olympic Committee, a step in the sport’s potential future inclusion at the Olympic Games. The designation also allows the FIL to receive funding from the IOC and apply for development programs. “The IOC executive board’s decision to provisionally recognize FIL has created a major Continue Reading

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