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SportsTravel Podcast: Insights and Expert Analysis

The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With more than 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host […]

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USA Fencing Launches Vaccination Initiative in Partnership with USA Boxing

USA Fencing has launched an initiative called Point Control, aimed at fostering health and wellness within the fencing community by providing influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations at select regional and national tournaments throughout the 2023-2024 season. The program is a part of the Coaching You Up campaign. Coaching You Up is a collaboration of USA Boxing, […]

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USA Fencing Partners with PlayLA Ahead of 2028 Summer Olympics

USA Fencing has announced a partnership with PlayLA, an initiative to foster sports inclusion across the city of Los Angeles as part of a wider endeavor to provide affordable and accessible sports programming to kids of all abilities. PlayLA is organized by the city of Los Angeles and LA Rec & Parks, funded by a […]

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Foundational Fundraising, College Sports Discussed at SportsTravel Road Trip

Tips on financial management for national governing bodies and making sure the athlete pipeline remains strong for Team USA through collegiate programming were the themes for the 2023 SportsTravel Road Trip. The event geared toward chief executives and event directors of sports governing bodies was organized by SportsTravel and sponsored by Louisville Tourism and the […]

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USA Fencing ‘Disappointed’ at Reinstatement of Russia and Belarus by FIE

The International Fencing Federation has voted to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to return to competition at a FIE Extraordinary Congress meeting held online, a decision that USA Fencing Chief Executive Officer Phil Andrews has expressed disappointment in. The FIE decision will start in the second half of April 2023 ahead of July’s World Championships […]

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2023 Veteran Fencing World Championships Headed to Daytona Beach

USA Fencing has announced the 2023 Veteran Fencing World Championships will take place in Daytona Beach, Florida, from October 11–16. The competition will feature the best fencers ages 50 and older from more than 50 nations and will be the first International Fencing Federation event held in the United States since the pandemic. “There’s no […]

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USA Fencing Implements Transgender and Nonbinary Athlete Policy

USA Fencing has adopted a new Transgender and Nonbinary Athlete Policy that will allow athletes to participate in USA Fencing-sanctioned events in a manner consistent with their gender identity/expression, regardless of the gender associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Participation requirements will vary by classification (youth, cadet, junior/senior/veteran). The policy was developed […]

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USA Fencing to Give Preference to States With Inclusive Laws When Selecting Hosts

USA Fencing will give preference when selecting host cities for national tournaments to states without laws that harm members of LGBTQ communities as well as states that do not have laws undermining the reproductive health of women beginning with the 2023–2024 national tournament season. USA Fencing arrived at the decision after a review by its […]

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Ellen Geddes (left) competes at the Tokyo Paralympics. Photo by Joe Kusumoto

U.S. to Host Wheelchair Fencing Event

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation has announced that its 2023 season will begin with an IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Washington, D.C., the first time the United States has hosted an IWAS event since 2003 in Atlanta. Next year’s World Cup in Washington, like other 2023 events, will offer points that go […]

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