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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.   NBA: Vaccine Mandate Still in Effect for Travel to Canada Posted: Wednesday, […]

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Palisades Tahoe will be a new stop on the FIS schedule for the 2022–2023 season. Photo courtesy Palisades Tahoe

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Adds U.S. Stops to 2022–2023 Schedule

The recently-renamed Palisades Tahoe resort in California along with Aspen, Colorado, will be new additions to the 2022-2023 International Ski Federation Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup season that has been proposed. The two events would be in addition to races in Lake Louise in Canada and Beaver Creek, Colorado, and Killington, Vermont. Plans for the […]

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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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How U.S. Ski & Snowboard Prepares for the Beijing Olympics: Sophie Goldschmidt on COVID Testing and Breaking Barriers

 Skiing and snowboarding have always been among the spotlight sports at the Olympic Winter Games and the 2022 Games in Beijing will be no different with Mikaela Shiffrin and Chloe Kim being among the biggest names for Team USA. But getting to Beijing and passing strict COVID protocols has been a hot topic in the Olympic […]

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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)

Olympic Notebook: Shiffrin Among Latest to Test Positive for COVID as Beijing Protocol Fears Grow

Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States is the latest elite skier to test positive for COVID-19 with the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games less than six weeks away in Beijing, which has so far refused to yield on its strict protocols with the easily transmissable omicron variant spreading throughout the world. […]

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Taos Ski Valley to Host World Pro Ski Tour World Championship Event

Taos Ski Valley will host a World Pro Ski Tour World Championships event from April 7—10, 2022, with both men’s and women’s races on the same weekend for the first time. The World Pro Ski Tour is a professional alpine race tour in which athletes race side-by-side in a single elimination format. Through a series […]

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2019 U.S. National Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Men's NorAM Super G Photo © Jamie Walter // @jwalter1337 // photo may be used for editorial use only

Sugarloaf to Host 2022 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships

Sugarloaf’s Narrow Gauge trail will host the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships and NorAm Finals in 2022 for the eighth time as part of the 2022 HomeLight Alpine Foundation Series. Sugarloaf, located in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, has previously hosted the championships in 1996, 1997, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The 2022 event, scheduled for March […]

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2021 Winter Dew Tour to Serve as Olympic Qualifier

Organizers of the annual Winter Dew Tour have announced that the 2021 event will be staged as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and slopestyle snowboarding and freeskiing. The December 16–19 event will be held at Copper Mountain in Colorado after the resort held the event in 2020. […]

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Sophie Goldschmidt Appointed as U.S. Ski & Snowboard President & CEO

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named Sophie Goldschmidt as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer starting October 18, succeeding longtime executive Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt most recently was chief executive officer of the World Surf League. Prior to that, she held executive positions at the National Basketball Association, Women’s Tennis Association, Rugby Football Union, […]

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Palisades Tahoe will be a new stop on the FIS schedule for the 2022–2023 season. Photo courtesy Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe Chosen as New Name for California Ski Resort

The ski resort that hosted the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in California has been rebranded to Palisades Tahoe, bringing both mountains of the former Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows together under one unified name. The move came after a 2020 commitment by the resort to rename the destination following research into the historical and current usage […]

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