NCAA Football: CFP National Championship Game-Alabama vs Georgia
Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; View of the confetti falling as Alabama Crimson Tide wins the game in overtime against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

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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. Attendance Limits at NBA Arenas | Attendance Limits at MLB […]

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The Brisbane bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games includes a cluster of venues in the city's downtown.

Brisbane, Australia, Poised to Host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games

Brisbane, Australia, moved one step closer to hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games as the International Olympic Committee Executive Committee put forward the city as the only candidate to host the event when the full IOC votes in July. The move was the result of a new bidding process that has tried to […]

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10,000 Volunteers Withdrawing The Latest of Tokyo’s Olympic Problems

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for July’s rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games tried to draw attention to Thursday’s unveiling of items that will be used at the medal ceremonies in Japan with everything from the podiums, costumes worn by medal tray bears and the trays themselves. Among the questions that could be raised at this […]

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On Location to Provide Official Hospitality at 2024–2028 Olympics and Paralympics

On Location will serve as the official hospitality provider for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris (2024), Milan Cortina, Italy (2026), and Los Angeles (2028) under a deal announced with the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee and the organizing committees of each of those upcoming Games. Under the agreement, fans and stakeholders […]

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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. Friday, May 21 Olympics: IOC Organizers Continue Olympic Planning in Face of Intense […]

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Pfizer Donates Vaccines to IOC for Olympic and Paralympic Delegations

While vaccines will not be required for athletes or any of the delegations planning to be in Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee has nonetheless been encouraging everyone involved to get their shots. But in an effort to vaccinate as many people as are willing before the events, the […]

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IOC to Launch First Virtual and Esports Event

The International Olympic Committee has announced its biggest step yet into the world of esports and virtual sports, announcing an Olympic Virtual Series before the start of the Olympic Summer Games in five sports. The event, which will be held in cooperation with five international federations, marks the first Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical […]

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Airbnb to Offer Housing Credits to Olympians, Paralympians

Airbnb, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee, has launched an initiative to provide elite athletes, Olympians and Paralympians with up to $2,000 in Airbnb housing credits to support travel-related costs linked to those athletes’ sporting careers. The credit, made possible through Airbnb’s worldwide partnership with the IOC, will be available for up to 500 […]

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IOC Debates Virtual Sports and Esports as Part of Future Games

The International Olympic Committee will continue to study esports and virtual sports as part of an agenda adopted at its 137th Session, but stopped short of saying it was ready to include video gaming in any upcoming Olympic Games. Under a provision of the wide-ranging Olympic Agenda 2020+5 that won approval at the session, the […]

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Thomas Bach Re-Elected President of the IOC

Thomas Bach has been re-elected to another term as president of the International Olympic Committee, a term that will begin at the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympic Summer Games and conclude in 2025. Bach, who ran unopposed, was re-elected on a near unanimous vote with only one objection. Bach’s background in the Olympic movement traces […]

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