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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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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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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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USA Swimming Partners with Fanatics on Merchandise

As the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo approach in just a few months and with less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, national governing bodies are finalizing new partnerships — or extending existing ones — ahead of what for many NGBs is the biggest […]

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Comcast Renews U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sponsorship

Comcast will continue as the official cable television and communications partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard through 2023. The sponsorship renewal will allow Comcast to support the national governing body’s Olympic skiers and snowboarders and will feature the company’s Xfinity brand as the title sponsor of the Xfinity Birds of Prey men’s alpine ski racing […]

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Signs With Concussion Awareness Program

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has become the latest national governing body to partner with TeachAids to provide members with access to concussion-awareness resources through the company’s Crash Course education initiative. The video-based interactive learning experience was developed alongside a team of academics, researchers, doctors and athletes. The program uses virtual reality and other interactive online […]

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USANA Becomes Title Sponsor of U.S. Ski & Snowboard Center

USANA, a nutritional supplement company, has become the title sponsor of U.S. Ski & Snowboard‘s training and education facility, the Center of Excellence, in Park City, Utah. Under terms of the deal, USANA will work closely with U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s sport science staff and the national governing body’s top skiers and snowboarders on new […]

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Atlanta Braves to Host Big Air Event

Big air is coming to Atlanta. U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in partnership with the Atlanta Braves, has announced that will host the Visa Big Air Presented by Land Rover at SunTrust Park, December 20–21, 2019. The event will be sanctioned as a FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Cup and will feature competition among elite international […]

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Visa and U.S. Ski & Snowboard Extend Sponsorship Through 2026

U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Visa have extended their sponsorship for eight years through 2026, a deal that will include support of U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. The agreement with the national governing of ski and snowboard sports in the United States marks Visa’s only NGB sponsorship, which began in 1986 when […]

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