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Women wearing face masks to help protect from COVID-19 walk against a decoration for the Winter Olympics Games as they visit Tiananmen Square in Beijing. With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they're disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under lockdown. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Olympic Ban Disappoints Chinese Fans as Fears Over Omicron Continue

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. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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Fans, some wearing masks, watch during the second period of an NHL game between the Boston Bruins and the Dallas Stars on October 16, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Do NHL Fans Need to be Vaccinated to Attend Games?

Below is the full rundown on each NHL team’s fan policy when it comes to COVID-19, whether they require proof of full vaccination, either vaccination or a negative COVID test, or in some teams’ cases, no policy at all. Ten teams will mandate proof of vaccination for fans this season and eight more will allow […]

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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.   OLYMPICS: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin prepares to start of the women's World Cup giant slalom race in Courchevel, France on December 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Maria Pizzato)

Olympic Notebook: Shiffrin Among Latest to Test Positive for COVID as Beijing Protocol Fears Grow

Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States is the latest elite skier to test positive for COVID-19 with the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games less than six weeks away in Beijing, which has so far refused to yield on its strict protocols with the easily transmissable omicron variant spreading throughout the world. […]

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Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86) celebrates his goal with teammates Brendan Smith (7), Maxime Lajoie (42) and Nino Niederreiter (21) during the second period of an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

NHL Players Concerned About Beijing’s COVID Protocols

One of the spotlight events for the upcoming 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, the return of NHL players to the men’s hockey competition, has been overshadowed the past week by another team shutdown and questions from several players about what China has planned for potential positive tests. The realization that — according to China’s […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins fans celebrate the second goal of the period by Kasperi Kapanen against the Philadelphia Flyers during the second period of a game on March 2, 2021, in Pittsburgh. It was the first game a limited number of fans were allowed to attend in Pittsburgh after some COVID 19 crowd restrictions were lifted buy the state. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fenway Sports Group Reaches Agreement to Buy Pittsburgh Penguins

Fenway Sports Group, owners of the Boston Red Sox among multiple other entities, has entered into an agreement to acquire controlling interest in the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team with the deal, which is subject to approval by the National Hockey League Board of Governors, expected to close before the end of the year. Mario Lemieux […]

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NHL and Vegas Golden Knights Unveil 2022 NHL All-Star Logo

The National Hockey League and Vegas Golden Knights have unveiled the 2022 Honda NHL All-Star logo as the Golden Knights and the city of Las Vegas prepare to host the 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend at T-Mobile Arena in February before the league goes on its break for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The logo […]

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Washington Capitals Announce Caesars as First-Ever Jersey Patch Partner in NHL

The Washington Capitals and Caesars Entertainment have announced a multi-year partnership agreement that makes the Capitals the first team in the National Hockey League to agree to put a sponsor logo jerseys beginning with the 2022-23 season as part of the league’s Jersey Advertising Program. Caesars Sportsbook will have its logo worn on the Capitals […]

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Coyotes Release Proposed Look for Tempe Arena, Entertainment District

The Arizona Coyotes released the first renderings for its proposed $1.7 billion mixed-use entertainment district in Tempe, Arizona, that will be anchored by a new hockey arena for the team to call home. Renderings include proposed restaurants, shops and apartments on a 46-acre tract of land. The area along Tempe Town Lake would also include […]

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2022 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic Features Maple Leafs, Sabres

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres will face off in the 2022 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 13, 2022, at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The Heritage Classic returns to the NHL regular-season schedule after games in 2019 in Regina, 2016 in Winnipeg, 2014 in Vancouver, 2011 in Calgary and 2003 […]

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