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Barcelona's Sergino Dest, left, plays the ball during a La Liga match against Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Barcelona Releases More Details of U.S. Tour

As the weather turns increasingly warmer and big event stadiums look to bring in unique events, football and soccer stadiums will be announcing exhibition games between European big-name clubs, clubs south of the border in Liga MX and within Major League Soccer as well. Barcelona to Visit New York, Miami on Tour One of the […]

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Utah Sports Commission Approaches $3 Billion in Impact

The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will help the Utah Sports Commission reach $3 billion in estimated economic impact to the state since its inception in 2000, the organization has announced. The Utah Sports Commission was founded with the intent of keeping Utah’s sport and Olympic legacy alive after the Salt Lake City region hosted the […]

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Salt Lake City to Host 2023 USA Volleyball Boys Junior Nationals

USA Volleyball has selected Salt Lake City, Utah, to host the 2023 Boys Junior National Championship from June 29–July 6 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. “We are so happy to be naming Salt Lake City as the host of USA Volleyball’s 2023 Boys Junior National Championship,” said USA Volleyball President and […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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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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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. […]

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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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