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USA Volleyball Launches New Event in Salt Lake City

USA Volleyball will stage the Salt Lake City Showdown Girls Junior National Qualifier in 2022, a new event that will take place March 5–7 and March 11–13 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The event will serve as a qualifier for the 2022 Girls Junior National Championship and the Girls 18s Junior National Championship. “Our […]

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Four-time Olympian Catherine Raney-Norman Named Chair of Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Efforts

The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games has named Catherine Raney-Norman, a four-time Olympic speedskater, as its chair as it looks to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games back to Utah for 2030 or 2034. Cindy Crane, who steered the group through its formative period, announced the changes following a June 9 governing […]

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Kristoffer Ventura putts during the final round during the 2019 Utah Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Ventura won the championship in a playoff. Photo by the Utah Championship.

Case Study: How to Keep Events Scheduled During COVID-19

Four major events that will be broadcast nationally can be a good summer’s calendar for any sports commission. Being able to host those events in the summer as a worldwide pandemic rages on is another level altogether. The Utah Sports Commission is in the midst of a stretch where the Monster Energy Supercross tour is […]

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Salt Lake City Organizes Olympic Bid Committee

Having hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games once before, Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have formed a joint committee “in preparation for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.” Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall jointly named members to the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games. […]

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USA Gymnastics Senior Pan Am Qualifier Heading to Utah

Utah Valley University will host a Senior Pan American Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline in May that will also be the final Olympic qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The Senior Pan Am championships is held annually and typically, athletes from North, Central and South America compete for titles, […]

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Salt Lake City to Host 2020 AMA Supercross Series Finale

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series in 2020 will visit 17 stadiums and, for the first time in 23 years, have its season finale somewhere other than Las Vegas. The series will start January 4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, and visit 14 states before the season finale on May 2 at Rice-Eccles Stadium […]

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Utah Sports Commission President and CEO Jeff Robbins (middle) is presented with the Tourism Achievement Award from Chris Erickson, Visit Salt Lake Board of Directors’ chairman (right), and Scott Beck, Visit Salt Lake president and CEO (left) during Visit Salt Lake’s June board meeting.

Utah Sports Commission Honored by Visit Salt Lake

The Utah Sports Commission has received Visit Salt Lake’s annual Tourism Achievement Award. The award is the convention bureau’s highest honor and is presented annually to honor members and community organizations for “outstanding efforts in supporting the mission of VSL and the larger tourism community of Salt Lake County.” Jeff Robbins, president and CEO, accepted […]

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Ironman Picks St. George, Utah, to Host the 70.3 World Championship in 2021

Ironman has selected St. George, Utah, to host the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The announcement marks the first time since 2013 that the triathlon championship will be staged in the Southwest United States. Ironman also announced that as part of a five-year hosting agreement, a new full-distance Ironman triathlon will rotate between a series […]

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USOC Chooses Salt Lake City for Potential Winter Games Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee will move Salt Lake City forward as its potential bid city for a 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games or beyond, selecting the Utah capital and former Games host over a competing bid from Denver. The move allows an extraordinary amount of time for a potential bid as the International Olympic […]

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