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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Executive Officer Sophie Goldschmidt stands outside of the national governing body's Center for Excellence in Park City, Utah. Photo via U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Already Thinking Winter With Increased FIS World Cup Events on Tap

It’s over 90 degrees outside and not a cloud in the sky in Park City in late July, so it’s the perfect time to do one thing — talk about skiing. The summer may be offseason but planning is already underway for the upcoming U.S. Ski & Snowboard season. With four additional races on the […]

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Kappa will be the Official Technical Apparel Partner of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeski Team, and U.S. Snowboard Team.

Kappa Announced as Official Apparel of U.S. Ski and Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is getting a new look. The organization has announced a multi-year sponsorship with Kappa, Italy’s leading sportswear brand. Kappa will be the Official Technical Apparel Partner of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeski Team and U.S. Snowboard Team. This is the first time a single outerwear and race suit provider has […]

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WISE President Kathleen Francis Named to Women’s Sports Network Advisory Board

Women in Sports and Events Chair and President Kathleen Francis is among the newest additions to the board of advisors for the Women’s Sports Network, a free streaming channel that is scheduled to launch at some point in 2022. Francis was named chair for WISE in November 2011 and has overseen growth in membership and […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States competes during the first run of the alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)

Fast Studios to Launch Women’s Sports Network

A Los Angeles-based studio has released plans to build the Women’s Sports Network, a free, ad-supported, 24/7 streaming destination for women’s sports content. The Women’s Sports Network has confirmed participation the LPGA, U.S. Ski and Snowboard and World Surf League in addition to support from the women’s sports media brand GoodSport and Empower Onyx. To […]

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Olympic workers in hazmat suits work at a credential validation desk at the Beijing Capital International Airport ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in on January 24, 2022. Athletes and others headed to the Olympics face a multitude of COVID-19 testing hurdles as organizers seek to catch any infections early and keep the virus at bay. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

As Olympic Villages Open, Athletes and Media Enter Beijing’s ‘Surreal’ Bubble

The Beijing 2002 Olympic Villages have officially opened with about 2,900 athletes are expected to arrive in the next week. The Beijing Olympic Village is located in the Chaoyang district of the city, close to the Olympic Park. It will predominantly house athletes competing in the ice sports at Beijing 2022. In Zhangjiakou, the Olympic […]

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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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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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