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In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
NCAA Tournament Will Be a
Much-Needed Financial Boost to Universities

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. How Indianapolis Landed the NCAA Tournament Bubble | What NBA Teams Will Have Fans This Season? Jenny Carnes and Lynn Holzman: How the NCAA Will […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

2021 Olympic Summer Games Will Be Smaller in Scale, Tokyo Organizers Say

The rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021 will be smaller in scale and grandeur compared to previous editions, said the chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee. According to Reuters, Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said the goals for next year will be to reduce costs and ensure the safety of […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had […]

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that […]

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The U.S. team celebrates an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium on March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Miami to Host 2021 World Baseball Classic Championship Round

The World Baseball Classic championship round will be held away from the Western United States for the first time, as the 2021 finals will be staged at Marlins Park in Miami. The announcement of the tournament sites and championship round host was made by Major League Baseball at Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins. […]

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Tokyo 2020 Volleyball Complex Holds Grand Opening

The site for volleyball and wheelchair basketball in the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games has been officially inaugurated by Tokyo officials in a ceremony that blended sports and entertainment at the Ariake Arena. The arena seats 15,000 and is one of the last permanent venues that was opened to the public, with the aquatic […]

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Tokyo Olympic Stadium Completed

Tokyo 2020 has declared the city’s Olympic Stadium ready to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, as well as soccer and track and field competition during the Games. The 68,000-seat venue will be open to the public on December 21 with a variety of Japanese cultural displays […]

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