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Mascots Revealed for 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games

The 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic games have released their mascots for the upcoming events, which are less than two years away. The mascots are Phrygian caps, which represent freedom in France. The soft red cap, also known as a liberty cap, is an updated version of a hat worn in antiquity in places such […]

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2024 Paralympics Opening Ceremony Moved to Streets of Paris

After announcing a grand plan for the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics on the Seine River, Paris organizers have now unveiled the plans for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics. For the first time, the Paralympic Opening Ceremony will not take place in a traditional stadium setting and instead be held in the open […]

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The 2021 Prefontaine Classic took place last August. The 2022 event moves back to its traditional dates. Photo courtesy of TrackTown USA

Prefontaine Classic Returns to Normalcy in 2022

Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, has always been near the top of any list of track-and-field venues not only in the United States, but the world. Now, the historic spot that has seen so many record-breaking performances is ready to take center stage this year with a series of big meets to show off its […]

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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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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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IOC, Beijing 2022, Outline COVID Countermeasures for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Athletes, officials, dignitaries, marketers, broadcasters, media and others traveling to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will have to undergo more strict COVID-19 countermeasures than were put in place in Tokyo for the 2021 Summer Games, under terms of the first documents outlining the game plan for both events. Among the rules […]

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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)

An Olympic Impact on Sports Tourism:
The Legacy for U.S. Host Cities

With the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games having concluded in Tokyo, one of many questions about the Games’ legacy is whether the city will be able to benefit from having hosted two of the world’s biggest sporting events—including the second time for the Olympic Games. Without sports, Tokyo has more than enough to boast about […]

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The 2021 Paralympic Games will have considerably more coverage on television in the United States and around the world compared to the last Summer Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Paralympians Get TV Spotlight of Their Own

For years, the Paralympic Games has been one of the pinnacle events for the adaptive sport world, regardless of whether or not it received anything similar to the attention and coverage that the Olympic Games receives on a bi-annual basis. This year the tide is starting to turn as more than ever before, Paralympians will […]

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Chuck Aoki and Melissa Stockwell Named as Paralympic Flag Bearers

Wheelchair rugby player Chuck Aoki, a two-time Paralympic medalist, and paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympic bronze medalist, will serve as the Team USA flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Summer Games. The ceremony, which will be held August 24 at Tokyo Stadium, will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 7:00 a.m. to […]

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Spectators Banned from Tokyo Paralympic Games

In a move that has been expected for weeks, spectators will be mostly banned from the upcoming Paralympic Summer Games, with an exception being made for school groups to attend events in limited numbers. The International Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and local and regional governments made the announcement, which comes just over […]

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