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The Latest in Sports and COVID-19:
No Postponements for NFL as Aaron Rodgers’ Toe Draws All the Attention

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. NBA 2021–2022 Fan Policies for COVID | NHL 2021–2022 Fan […]

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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.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Cal and USC Postpone Game Over COVID-19 Outbreak Posted: November […]

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A young child stands near the countdown clock of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as it crosses into the 100 days countdown to the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing on October 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Beijing 2022 Organizers Confirm Closed Loop, Isolation for Winter Olympians

Organizers for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games confirmed, as part of celebrations for the 100-day countdown to the Games, that participants will be strictly isolated from the general population and would be expelled if they violate restrictions of movement put in place to combat COVID-19. Vice mayor and Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee Official Zhang Jiandong […]

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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović announced as Chair of IOC Future Host Commission

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the former president of the Republic of Croatia, has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee as chair of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad. An IOC member since 2020, Grabar-Kitarović will lead the commission starting immediately. The commission is charged with working with candidate hosts to determine future […]

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Kirsty Coventry to Chair IOC Coordination Commission for Brisbane 2032

Five-time Olympian and two-time Olympic swimming champion Kirsty Coventry will chair the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the 2032 Olympic Summer Games in Brisbane, Australia. The most decorated Olympian from Africa, Coventry was the chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and a member of the IOC Executive Board from 2018 until earlier this year, […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

Strict Protocols Expected in Beijing for 2022 Olympic Winter Games, IOC Says

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, in an open letter published by the IOC, said that those competing and attending the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing should expect the same level of COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place as were this past summer in Tokyo for the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games. “While […]

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Ukraine Enters Race for Future Olympic Winter Games

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he will send officials to the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Switzerland to begin a dialogue about hosting a future Olympic Winter Games after IOC President Thomas Bach visited Kyiv over the weekend. “The big dream is the Olympic Games in Ukraine,” said Zelenskyy. “And I really believe in it. […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach talks after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on September 8. Photo Courtesy IOC/Philippe Woods

IOC Helping People Leave Afghanistan; Bach Says Around 100 Evacuated

The International Olympic Committee has helped around 100 members of the Olympic community leave Afghanistan during the past several weeks as the Taliban asserted control over the country, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday after the first IOC Executive Board meeting post-Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Bach said all athletes who competed in Tokyo […]

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo helps raise the Olympic flag outside Town Hall on August 9, 2021 during an event to mark the arrival of the flag. Sunday's Closing Ceremony brought the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to a close and gave a spectacular glimpse of what's to come at the 2024 Paris Olympics. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)

Paris Celebrates Arrival of Olympic Flag

The Olympic flag arrived in Paris on Monday with the city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, showcasing it at city hall with a celebration event at Trocadero square, near the Eiffel Tower, welcoming home French medalists from the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Summer Games that concluded on Sunday in Tokyo. Hidalgo formally received the flag Sunday during the […]

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