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After a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame will induct the 2022 class this June. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

Finalists announced for U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame Class of 2022

For the first time since 2019, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame will induct a class this June. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced finalists for the 2022 class, consisting of 15 Olympians, nine Paralympians, three Olympic teams, two Paralympic teams, six legends, three coaches and three special contributors. Fans […]

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George Washington University Professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti was in Beijing on behalf of SportsTravel. It was her 21st consecutive Games, providing her unique insight into how operations went across a number of areas.

Grading the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games

Despite the political tension surrounding the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, lingering fear of testing positive for COVID-19 before or during the Olympics and lack of sponsors activations, the actual competition and media distribution were similar to previous Games. From the atmosphere to the food and transportation, here is a final assessment of how organizers […]

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Ito-san gives a group of international journalists a tour of "Tokyo Sports Square."

The Spirit of Omotenashi at the 2021 Olympics

One of the biggest cases for hosting the Olympics Games is to put your city front and center for two weeks to the world. And from those with the interest, need or resources to travel to the Games, there is undoubtedly a tourism boost as well. This year, however, with all spectators banned and athletes […]

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A waiting area at Narita Airport would be one of the longest steps of SportsTravel's journey to Tokyo for the Olympic Games.

Spit, Luck and Patience: An Inside Look at How to Attend the 2021 Olympics

Most Olympians punched their ticket to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo by qualifying at a trials or earning enough points at other competitions to make their team. My ticket to Tokyo was punched alone in my Honda CR-V on a hot summer afternoon, in the parking lot of a Denver-area urgent care. That’s when […]

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IOC to Change Bidding Process for Olympic Hosts

The process of bidding for the Olympic Games is about to undergo a dramatic overhaul after a series of proposals was approved by International Olympic Committee members, including the removal of a requirement that a host be selected seven years in advance. The proposal also creates a set of commissions that will control the selection […]

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