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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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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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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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A crew member leaps to fix a logo for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics before a launch ceremony to reveal the motto for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics on September 17, 2021. Organizers announced "Together for a Shared Future" as the motto. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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Foreign Fans Banned by Beijing 2022 Olympic Organizers

The organizers for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing have announced that no foreign fans will be allowed, a move long expected by observers of the Games, while also saying that unvaccinated athletes must quarantine for 21 days upon arrive into China. “Beijing 2022 informed the (Executive Board) of the principles that will help […]

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Sophie Goldschmidt Appointed as U.S. Ski & Snowboard President & CEO

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named Sophie Goldschmidt as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer starting October 18, succeeding longtime executive Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt most recently was chief executive officer of the World Surf League. Prior to that, she held executive positions at the National Basketball Association, Women’s Tennis Association, Rugby Football Union, […]

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USOPC Talks Vaccine Mandate for Olympians, Salt Lake Winter Games Bid

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officially announced it will mandate full vaccination for athletes, staff and anyone using USOPC training facilities by November 1 ahead of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. USOPC Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland made the announcement on Friday morning after the organization’s board meeting, two days after […]

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