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USOPC Names Rocky Harris as Chief of Sport and Athlete Services

Rocky Harris, who has been chief executive officer of USA Triathlon since 2007 and overseen the national governing body’s rise in recent years, will join the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as chief of sport and athlete services. In the new role, he will oversee athlete service programming — inclusive of athlete mental and […]

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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)
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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. Unvaccinated Djokovic Wins Wimbledon, Another Part of a Tumultuous Year Posted: Monday, July […]

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Gene Sykes Voted Board Chair of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Gene Sykes, who helped bring the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games to Los Angeles, will be the next chair of the board of directors for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee effective December 31, 2022, the organization announced on Friday evening. The vote took place during a special session of the USOPC’s 17-person […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

2030 Salt Lake Olympic Bid Group Ready for Lausanne Visit

June 16, an historic day in Salt Lake’s Olympic history, could hold the keys this year to its Olympic future. It was on that day in 1995 that the Utah destination was awarded the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This year, June 16 will be the second of two days of in-person meetings between […]

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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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The Olympic rings glow during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Officials in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo say there is public support for holding the 2030 Winter Olympics. However, Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto says the city has no plans to hold a binding public referendum for the final word. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Sapporo Establishes Committee as Part of 2030 Olympic Bid

One of the prime contenders to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has taken another step forward in its candidacy as the city of Sapporo, Japan, and the Japanese Olympic Committee announced it will establish the Hokkaido-Sapporo 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Promotion Committee. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto revealed the plans last week. Akimoto […]

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USOPC, NCAA Announce Olympic and Paralympic Sport Cooperation Agreement

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and NCAA have announced a strengthened Olympic and Paralympic Sport Cooperation Agreement through 2024 in an effort to keep the Olympic sports programs in the collegiate sports alive and thriving across all divisions. A joint statement between the USOPC and NCAA said the new agreement terms are rooted […]

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Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, competes in the women's team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Beijing Games Operations Overtaken by Valieva Drug Test Saga

From an operational standpoint, the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing has seen a marked daily decline in COVID cases — but the operational standpoint when it comes to other, darker, aspects of the Games has come under a harsh spotlight thanks to a repeat offender. Fifteeen-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva looked to be one […]

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In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

What to Watch for at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Between the controversies surrounding the host to a pandemic still ongoing after two years, there has never been an Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games like this. In the Olympic coverage preceding this year’s Games, very little of it has been focused on the athletes. Even NBC has been downgrading some of its ratings guarantees to […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin prepares to start of the women's World Cup giant slalom race in Courchevel, France on December 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Maria Pizzato)

USOPC announces 222-member Team for Beijing Olympic Games

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has formally announced the 222-member 2022 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing ahead of the Opening Ceremony will take place on February 4. Competition begins two days ahead of the Opening Ceremony and finishes on February 20. The 2022 U.S. Olympic […]

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