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SailGP Gets Exemption to Stage Season Opener in Bermuda

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. What NBA Teams Have Fans This Season? | Attendance Limits at MLB Stadiums Previous Coverage on COVID’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry Subscribe to the […]

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USOPC Says Kneeling, Other Protest Acts During Anthem at Olympic Trials are OK

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will allow athletes to do acts of demonstration against racial and social injustice at the U.S. team trials, including acts such as kneeling on the podium or raising a fist just as Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously did at the 1968 Olympic Summer Games. Developed and finalized […]

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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)

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. Tuesday, March 30 COLLEGE SPORTS: No Matter the Controversy, Mark Emmert is Staying as […]

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Tokyo Paralympic Games to Air in Primetime

The Paralympics are going primetime. NBCUniversal has announced its broadcast plans for the Tokyo Paralympic Games and in a first for the United States, it will include primetime coverage on NBC. The network plans a record 1,200 hours of programming during the event, which will be staged August 24–September 25, 2021. The coverage, which is […]

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USOPC Announces First Priorities For College Sports Sustainability Think Tank

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced that its College Sports Sustainability Think Tank will focus on sustainability, sport structure and vertical partnerships in working to grow collegiate sports in a way that can develop athletes into future Olympians and Paralympians. Among the suggestions are ways for national governing bodies to partner with NCAA […]

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Baaron Pittenger, Former USOC Executive Director, Dies

Baaron Pittenger, a former United States Olympic Committee leader who played an influential role during the organization’s move to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and later rose to become executive director on two separate occasions, died on January 15 at the age of 95. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Pittenger worked as a reporter in Pennsylvania and […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Expands Board Structure, Adds Six Directors

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced the addition of six members to its board of directors within a newly constituted board structure that elevates athlete representation. The changes include the addition of two new athlete at-large positions, which increase elected athlete representation to five. The total representation of athletes on the board will […]

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Hammer thrower Gwen Berry was one of two U.S. athletes disciplined by the USOPC for podium protests at the 2019 Pan Am Games. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

USOPC Will Not Discipline Athletes Who Protest on Podium

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will not discipline athletes who make peaceful demonstrations, including those made on medal podiums, and has requested the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee end the prohibition of peaceful demonstrations by team members at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The move — a shift from the USOPC’s historic […]

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USOPC Introduces Marketing Platform for Team USA Athletes

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will start a Team USA Athlete Marketing Platform pilot program, a first-of-its-kind digital marketplace that expands athlete sponsorship and marketing opportunities. Part of the program involves connecting Team USA sponsors and licensees directly with athletes. The platform’s aim will be to provide incremental revenue opportunities and marketing exposure […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation Raises More Than $1.4 Million for COVID Athlete Assistance Fund

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has helped raise $1.4 million for the COVID Athlete Assistance Fund in partnership with the Athletics Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies, giving more than 1,200 athletes a supplemental one-time stipend of $1,163. The fund was established in July to assist athletes who have incurred financial hardship as […]

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