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The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Daily Tests, GPS Tracking and Potential Disqualification:
IOC Outlines Final Measures for Tokyo Athletes

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. Attendance Limits at NBA Arenas | Attendance Limits at MLB […]

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World Athletics Releases Schedule for 2022 Championships in Oregon

The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 has released its full schedule of events for the first time the event will be held in the United States, including a shuffling of the traditional dates where certain events will be staged. The event will be held July 15–24, 2022 The 10-day schedule for the event at the new […]

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The New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

IOC Says No Athlete Protests Allowed on Podium Or Field of Play in Tokyo

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee said in March that athletes will be allowed to perform 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 as Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously did at the 1968 Olympic Summer […]

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IOC Will Not Require Vaccines at Olympics, But Outlines First Requirements for Stakeholders

The International Olympic Committee will not require vaccines for athletes, media and other accredited officials traveling to the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games but has begun to outline how those groups will be tested and monitored for COVID-19 during the events in Tokyo. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have released the first of four “playbooks” […]

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2022 World Athletics Championship Unveils Logo

World Athletics Championships (WCH) Oregon22, the local organizing committee for the 2022 world championships in Eugene, Oregon, has revealed a new logo and launched its website, social media channels and overarching brand identity. The move comes 600 days out from the event that was rescheduled from 2021, and comes on the same day the international […]

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IOC Moves 2020 Marathon and Race Walking to Sapporo

Mindful of the extensive heat conditions that have been in Japan this summer, the International Olympic Committee is seeking to be proactive by putting adjustments in place for athlete safety under humid conditions when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympic Summer Games. As a result, the IOC has announced it will move the Olympic marathon and […]

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Wanda Group Becomes IAAF Diamond League Partner in 10-Year Agreement

The Wanda Group will be the IAAF Diamond League‘s title partner under a new 10-year agreement starting next year to secure the global series’ future, including a new annual event in China to be sponsored by the multi-national conglomerate. The agreement was announced by IAAF President Sebastian Coe during the organizational congress in Doha, Qatar. […]

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IAAF Rebrands to World Athletics

The international track-and-field federation, IAAF, has announced a rebrand to World Athletics in an effort to create a modern, more creative and positive face for the sport. In a release, the federation said the new brand and logo “makes the sport more accessible to a wider audience while giving the global governing body the opportunity […]

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IAAF Names Jon Ridgeon CEO

Jon Ridgeon has been named CEO of the IAAF, the international federation for track and field. The 51-year-old competed for Great Britain in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles from 1984 to 1996 and competed at the 1988 and 1996 Olympics. He also has held leadership roles in several sports-related business, including most recently as […]

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