Vavae Malepeai
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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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

USOPC Making Progress on Potential 2030 Olympic Winter Games Bid

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee says it will work with the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games to work toward a potential 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid. The USOPC board approved a resolution saying it will continue work on the feasibility of a 2030 bid during its meeting this week […]

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U.S. to Enact Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games

The U.S. government has officially announced it will enact a diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games in response to China’s human rights record, a move that will prevent government officials from attending in an official capacity but that will allow Team USA athletes to compete. The announcement from the White House, a […]

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People wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 walk past a display showing a countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on August 18, 2021. Beijing's top official is reiterating the need for strict anti-coronavirus measures at the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

USOPC Trying to Stay Apolitical Ahead of Beijing 2022

Athletic competition itself was not the focus of a press conference by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Tuesday morning as questions focused on Beijing, the host of the upcoming 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and how the Games have become a flashpoint for the various geopolitical issues surrounding China. “We encourage our athletes […]

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Shane Wiskus competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. Wiskus advanced to the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo after his college, Minnesota, dropped men's gymnastics as a sport. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

USOPC Think Tank: Combine NGB and NCAA Championships

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee College Sports Sustainability Think Tank has released seven recommendations to address college sports programs that have faced financial challenges, including a call to combine national governing body and NCAA championships in certain sports. When the United States sent 613 athletes to Tokyo, 463 of them — more than […]

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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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Empty stands meant that sometimes all you heard were the sounds of photographers' cameras clicking. Photos: Jason Gewirtz
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10 Oddities and Observations from the 2021 Olympic Games

The 2021 Olympic Summer Games will go down as one of the most unusual in history. Staged during a worldwide pandemic whose positive rates were only going up in Japan during the course of the event, the lack of spectators made for a surreal scene on-site, as I discovered over 10 days on the ground […]

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USOPC Announces 240-Member 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee has released the 240-member 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team, including six guides for visually-impaired athletes, that will compete at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 starting with the Opening Ceremony on August 24, with competition beginning the next day and concluding on September 6. The 2020 U.S. roster features 129 […]

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Leaders of the USOPC address the media in Tokyo in advance of the Olympic Summer Games. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

USOPC Says Focus on Safety as Games Begin

Hours before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said their primary focus was the safety and security of the 613 athletes that will represent Team USA, while acknowledging the extreme logistical hurdles in getting the team to Tokyo and prepared to compete. USOPC […]

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Track star Allyson Felix will be the most decorated U.S. athlete on the 613-member team with nine medals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Team USA to Send 613 Athletes to Olympic Games

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will send 613 athletes to represent Team USA at the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The team features 193 returning Olympians and 104 medalists, including 33 who have won multiple medals. “Team USA is ready. Our roster includes 613 remarkable athletes, one of our biggest teams ever, all […]

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