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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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World Surf League Names New CEO

Sophie Goldschmidt has stepped down as CEO of the World Surf League and will be succeeded by Erik Logan, the league’s president of content, media and studios. “Sophie has had a huge impact on the WSL,” said Dirk Ziff, WSL owner and board member. “She is responsible for transforming both our business capabilities and culture […]

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World Surf League Pledges Carbon-Neutral Events

The World Surf League has announced a series of sustainability commitments that include becoming carbon neutral and eliminating single-serve plastics at events by the end of 2019. The league also launched a global marketing campaign called “Stop Trashing Waves” aimed at cleaning the ocean environment. “The WSL is incredibly proud to break new ground in […]

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Red Bull and World Surf League Announce Multiyear Partnership

The World Surf League has announced a multiyear global partnership with Red Bull that makes Red Bull the official energy drink of the Championship Tour (CT), Big Wave Tour (BWT) and Big Wave Awards. In addition, the league will launch the Red Bull Airborne Series, a three-event specialty series that will highlight aerial surfing. The […]

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World Surf League and Fox Sports Sign Media Rights Agreement

The World Surf League (WSL) and Fox Sports have reached a media rights deal that will make Fox Sports the exclusive U.S. television broadcaster for the WSL 2019 Men’s and Women’s Championship Tour (CT) as well as the Big Wave Tour. Under terms of the agreement, Fox Sports will telecast more than 500 hours of WSL […]

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Sophie Goldschmidt

At first glance, you wouldn’t necessarily equate surfing with technology. A wave, a board, a surfer would seem all you would need. But in reality, the World Surf League is in the midst of an innovation period that will see a new breakthrough this season: an event at a man-made wave facility. Leading the helm into the new era is CEO Sophie Goldschmidt, who began her role in August. Before that, she worked in a variety of executive roles with the Rugby Football Union, the NBA, the WTA and Adidas. She most recently was group managing director for CSM Sports and Entertainment. With WSL

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