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The Dallas Cowboys play the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of the NFC wild-card NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks, in Arlington, Texas on January 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Texas Stadiums Cleared for 50 Percent Capacity

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed and the question that is on every fan’s mind is: When will they return? While the exact answer is still to be determined for many leagues, some have started the process of returning Continue Reading

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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

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. Continue Reading

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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, Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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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 Continue Reading

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