Robert Landers
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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Thomas Bach

IOC Issues Statement Condemning Racism

The International Olympic Committee has issued a statement that the organization “condemns racism in the strongest terms” and opened the door for athletes to express their feelings on the subject during a future Olympic or Paralympic Games. The issue of athlete protests on the podium has been a controversial one ever since U.S. athletes Tommie Continue Reading

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Virus Outbreak Japan Daily Life
The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had 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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World Lacrosse Names New COO

Eric Parthen, who has led multiple sports organizations during his career of more than two decades, will be the new chief operating officer of World Lacrosse. Parthen’s appointment was announced by World Lacrosse Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr. World Lacrosse is the international federation for men’s and women’s lacrosse as recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Parthen Continue Reading

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Kobe Bryant
FILE - In this June 7, 2009 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) points to a player behind him after making a basket in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Sports Event World Mourns Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Death

The tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles on Sunday morning sent the sports event world into shock, with many praising and remembering the sports icon who had a worldwide reputation for competitiveness. Bryant won five NBA titles with the Los Continue Reading

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Thomas Bach
IOC President Thomas Bach at the recent Olympic Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo: Christophe Moratal/IOC

IOC Softening Stance on Esports

At a two-day summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee softened its official stance on esports, opening the door yet further to the possible inclusion of electronic games in future competition. During the meeting, the IOC received a report from David Lappartient, the chairman of the IOC’s esports and gaming liaison group, which is Continue Reading

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2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games Program Includes Breaking

Five new sports will be on the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games program, including four that will then be part of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games program for the first time. Breaking, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding will debut in 2022 in Dakar ahead of their official Olympic debut at Paris 2024. Karate will also Continue Reading

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Airbnb Becomes Olympic and Paralympic Partner

Airbnb has signed sponsorship agreements with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee through 2028, a move aimed at offering alternative housing options around the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The deal with the IOC includes accommodation provisions that are expected to reduce costs for Olympic Games organizers and stakeholders, minimize the need for 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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