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The Latest on COVID’s Effect on Sports: Division II Team Moves Football Games from Canada to U.S.

COVID-19 and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two-plus years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. As events have come back online, here is a regular look at where things stand and storylines that have been emerging. You can also see our past reporting on what the sports-event industry […]

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The State of Indiana, Indiana Sports Corp, and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) have joined together to relocate the men’s Ukrainian Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Team to Indiana.

Indiana Welcomes Ukrainian Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Team

Indiana is welcoming Ukrainian athletes displaced by the war in a unique collaboration. Governor Eric Holcomb announced that the State of Indiana, Indiana Sports Corp, and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) have joined together to relocate the men’s Ukrainian Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Team to Indiana. The Hoosier state will serve as the […]

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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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Workers deliver a cart loaded with equipment to a commercial plaza at the Winter Olympic Village in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

The Latest on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Welcome to the latest from SportsTravel on the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games from Beijing. The Olympics have returned to Beijing less than 14 years after it hosted the 2008 Summer Games, making this year’s host city the first to be the site for both the Winter and Summer Games. Beijing was awarded this […]

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The Medals Plaza was a beautiful venue but with limited fan interaction, they lost some of their appeal.

Inside the Olympic Medals Plaza

Unlike the Olympic Summer Games, during the Winter Games, medals are awarded at a Medals Plaza. The Beijing Olympic Medal Plaza is located adjacent to the Bird’s Nest stadium with the Olympic cauldron (albeit a small one) directly behind. Before the athletes are brought up to the stage, there is some music played while people wait. […]

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Distance is the name of the game when it comes to venues at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

Life in the Loop: Inside the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

“Together for a Shared Future” is the slogan for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, however, there is not much physical togetherness in Beijing. But hopefully the shared admiration and respect for all the athletes competing brings the world closer together. Life in the so-called close loop that has been established for […]

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IOC Approves Surfing, Skateboarding and Climbing for LA28

The International Olympic Committee has approved the initial sports program for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, including the official inclusion of surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing. Still off the list for the moment are Olympic stalwarts boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon, whose administration have been called into question over a variety of […]

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Olympic workers in hazmat suits work at a credential validation desk at the Beijing Capital International Airport ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in on January 24, 2022. Athletes and others headed to the Olympics face a multitude of COVID-19 testing hurdles as organizers seek to catch any infections early and keep the virus at bay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

As Olympic Villages Open, Athletes and Media Enter Beijing’s ‘Surreal’ Bubble

The Beijing 2002 Olympic Villages have officially opened with about 2,900 athletes are expected to arrive in the next week. The Beijing Olympic Village is located in the Chaoyang district of the city, close to the Olympic Park. It will predominantly house athletes competing in the ice sports at Beijing 2022. In Zhangjiakou, the Olympic […]

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Sapporo Reworking 2030 Winter Games Bid

Less than six months after it hosted a delayed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games without any fans, Japan may somewhat unexpectedly be getting back into the business of hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events. A committee in Sapporo is expected to release a revised bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, […]

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IOC Opens Up Official Olympic Shop

The International Olympic Committee will give fans the chance to buy Olympic-branded merchandise for the first time without going to the Games, opening The Olympic Shop in collaboration with Fanatics as Paris 2024 marks its 1,000-day countdown to the opening of the next Olympic Summer Games. Fans will be able to purchase official Olympic and […]

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