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Buffalo Bills fans pose for photographs after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 27-24. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
A Landmark NFL Moment This Season:
Fans in Attendance at Every Game This Weekend

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. Full Coverage of Super Bowl Planning | Podcast: Organizing a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA […]

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New Track Series Scheduled Throughout United States

A new track and field series in the United States will start this year to try and both give American athletes the chance to compete on home soil while also giving the sport an extended spotlight throughout the calendar year in addition to the rescheduled Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 2021 Pro Track Series […]

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USA Swimming Modifies TYR Pro Series January Event

USA Swimming’s upcoming TYR Pro Series event starting January 14 will be held at two sites instead of three after the extension of a regional stay at home order in Southern California forced the cancellation of the Irvine, California, host site. The event will move forward with two competition locations; the primary site at the […]

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Spartan Organizing International and Collegiate Wrestling Events

Spartan, known for its obstacle racing events across the globe, is now in the business of professional and collegiate wrestling. The Spartan wrestling world championship will involve 10 wrestlers in a two-day event in either January or February with $125,000 in prize money to be allocated. The invite-only event will include Olympic gold medalists Jordan […]

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Many sports were forced to have cardboard fans in 2020. What will 2021 bring? (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

The 2021 Outlook for the Sports-Event Industry

The year 2020 will go down as a moment where the sports-event industry was forced to pivot. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt by all stakeholders, whether they are destinations, event organizers, hotels or any number of suppliers. While there has been evidence that the industry has begun its recovery, there are still […]

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USOPC Introduces Marketing Platform for Team USA Athletes

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will start a Team USA Athlete Marketing Platform pilot program, a first-of-its-kind digital marketplace that expands athlete sponsorship and marketing opportunities. Part of the program involves connecting Team USA sponsors and licensees directly with athletes. The platform’s aim will be to provide incremental revenue opportunities and marketing exposure […]

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USA Triathlon Unveils 2021 National Championship Calendar

USA Triathlon has revealed its 2021 national championships schedule with a number of locations scheduled to host events after having 2020 competitions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Events scheduled for 2021 will take place with a series of coronavirus precautions according to USA Triathlon’s Safe Return to Multisport guidelines. Athletes deferring registrations from impacted 2020 […]

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Forms College Sports Sustainability Group

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council will start a College Sports Sustainability Think Tank to examine sustainable programming initiatives. The measure comes amid emerging vulnerabilities facing varsity-level Olympic and Paralympic sports as college athletic departments have cut sports because of financial constraints stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The group […]

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USOPC Hires Dr. Jessica Bartley as Director of Mental Health Services

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has hired Dr. Jessica Bartley as its director of mental health services, starting immediately to be responsible for the development and implementation of mental health services and programming for Team USA. Bartley has more than a decade of work in the mental health space and will direct the […]

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The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard is held annually at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida. (Photo via Greater Orlando Sports Commission)

PGA Tour Going Big With 2020-2021 Season

The PGA Tour, which had its 2019–2020 season disrupted like every other sports organizer by the COVID-19 pandemic with 14 cancellations, will have a 50-tournament schedule for the 2020–2021 season. The season will end with the FedEx Cup championship on its traditional Labor Day weekend dates in 2021. The 50 tournaments on the schedule is […]

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