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Russian Eligibility, Salt Lake’s 2030 Olympic Bid Addressed by USOPC

United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Board Chair Susanne Lyons said the organization would support having Russian and Belarussian athletes participate at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris if an agreement could be made within the Olympic movement on the athletes being strictly neutral following Friday’s Olympic Summit in Switzerland. The summit, held at IOC […]

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USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung Added to USOPC Board

USA Table Tennis Chief Executive Officer Virginia Sung was elected to the board at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday evening, reported The Associated Press. Sung will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. The AP reported that Sung won election to a board spot over U.S. […]

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USOPC Names Rocky Harris as Chief of Sport and Athlete Services

Rocky Harris, who has been chief executive officer of USA Triathlon since 2017 and overseen the national governing body’s rise in recent years, will join the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as chief of sport and athlete services. In the new role, he will oversee athlete service programming — inclusive of athlete mental and […]

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Gene Sykes Voted Board Chair of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Gene Sykes, who helped bring the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games to Los Angeles, will be the next chair of the board of directors for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee effective December 31, 2022, the organization announced on Friday evening. The vote took place during a special session of the USOPC’s 17-person […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

2034 Winter Games Bid More Likely for Salt Lake City, Says USOPC

Salt Lake City’s hopes for another Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be delayed to 2034, the chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hinted this week, because of a mix of commercial and political reasons beyond the bid group’s control. Susanne Lyons told The Associated Press on Thursday “if we have a preference, […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Class

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced the 2022 Hall of Fame Class that will be inducted in a ceremony June 24 at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with eight individuals, two teams, two legends, one coach and one special contributor being recognized. The inductees include Natalie Coughlin […]

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The Olympic rings glow during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Sapporo Establishes Committee as Part of 2030 Olympic Bid

One of the prime contenders to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has taken another step forward in its candidacy as the city of Sapporo, Japan, and the Japanese Olympic Committee announced it will establish the Hokkaido-Sapporo 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Promotion Committee. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto revealed the plans last week. Akimoto […]

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USOPC, NCAA Announce Olympic and Paralympic Sport Cooperation Agreement

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and NCAA have announced a strengthened Olympic and Paralympic Sport Cooperation Agreement through 2024 in an effort to keep the Olympic sports programs in the collegiate sports alive and thriving across all divisions. A joint statement between the USOPC and NCAA said the new agreement terms are rooted […]

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Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony
Silver medalist Jessie Diggins, of the United States, reacts on the podium for the women's 30km mass start free cross-country skiing ceremony during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 20 in Beijing. Diggins is in a sport that historically has not been a commercial success for athletes but her results over the past two Winter Games has heightened her commercial viability. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Marketing the Olympics During Pandemic
a Commercial Challenge for Brands and Athletes

Through controversies and debates over the host country, drug testing of teenagers and an apathetic television viewing public, it was not a marketing dream for sponsors and athletes alike in Beijing. The Winter Games are not yet over — the Paralympics start March 4 in China. But the sprint of a Summer and Winter Games […]

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World Lacrosse Names Christy Cahill as Chief Brand and Communications Officer

World Lacrosse has hired Christy Cahill as its chief brand & communications officer, playing a leading role in the sport’s campaign for inclusion on the Olympic Program starting with the 2028 Los Angeles Games. ​In her new role, Cahill will be charged with driving awareness and interest in the sport of lacrosse around the world […]

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