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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)
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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.   NBA: Vaccine Mandate Still in Effect for Travel to Canada Posted: Wednesday, […]

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The Residences at Utah Olympic Park is one of the "in house" properties that would be utilized for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games.

How to Book 24,000 Rooms for the Olympic Games: An Innovative Formula That Works for Hotels and Organizers

For the thousands of things an Olympic Games bid group must put together for the International Olympic Committee to take notice, there may be one key factor that is less high-profile than others. The IOC will never bring the Games to a site that lacks the venues, especially with its recent emphasis on venue sustainability. […]

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Empty stands meant that sometimes all you heard were the sounds of photographers' cameras clicking. Photos: Jason Gewirtz

Tokyo Games Organizers: 2021 Games Cost $13 Billion

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee closed the books on the Summer Games that were delayed one year by COVID this week, declaring the final cost at $13 billion — less than what it predicted last year but still twice as much as originally forecast when Tokyo won the bid in 2013. “We made an estimate, […]

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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)

Olympic Venues Since 1896: What’s Still in Use

Ninety-two percent of permanent venues used for the Olympic Games in the 21st century, and 85 percent of all permanent Olympic venues since 1896 remain in use, according to the International Olympic Committee. A recent IOC-commissioned report — “Over 125 years of Olympic venues: post-Games use” — is the first official inventory of the post-Games […]

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HotelPlanner Becomes Exclusive Online Hotel Reservations Provider for USA Judo

HotelPlanner has signed a new service provider partnership with USA Judo, the national governing body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of judo, to become the exclusive online hotel reservations provider for the organization and its fans. “We are thrilled to partner with HotelPlanner to add value for our athletes, coaches and general membership,” said […]

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USA Volleyball and Mizuno to Partner Through 2028

USA Volleyball and Mizuno have announced a new multi-year partnership that will last through the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. Mizuno will provide uniforms and apparel to all national teams, footwear to any athletes that choose, and will outfit all staff both at corporate functions and at USA Volleyball-owned amateur events. […]

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2019 U.S. National Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Men's NorAM Super G Photo © Jamie Walter // @jwalter1337 // photo may be used for editorial use only

Sugarloaf to Host 2022 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships

Sugarloaf’s Narrow Gauge trail will host the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships and NorAm Finals in 2022 for the eighth time as part of the 2022 HomeLight Alpine Foundation Series. Sugarloaf, located in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, has previously hosted the championships in 1996, 1997, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The 2022 event, scheduled for March […]

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Lausanne | SwitzerlandDay 3 of the IOC Executive Board meeting.Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin
Day 3 of the IOC Executive Board meeting is held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Countdown to Beijing 2022: Boycotts, Criticism and Problem Childs

With less than 60 days before the Opening Ceremony on February 4, the International Olympic Committee would clearly love for the attention to be focused on athletes heading into the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. The chances of that are slim, though, with recent worldwide focus on the Chinese government’s conduct ahead of […]

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Lausanne | SwitzerlandIOC President, Thomas Bach chairs the Executive Board meeting held in Olympic House. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin
IOC President Thomas Bach chairs the Executive Board meeting held in Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

IOC President Says U.S. Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics ‘a Purely Political Decision’

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said diplomatic boycotts by the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom ahead of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing “is a purely political decision for each government” and the IOC will continue to be apolitical. The United Kingdom and Australia have joined the U.S. […]

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