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SportsTravel Podcast: Insights and Expert Analysis

The SportsTravel Podcast focuses on news, insight, trends and more from some of the top event organizers and destination executives throughout the sports-event industry. With nearly 100 episodes over the past three years, the SportsTravel Podcast has become the place to listen to interviews with event organizers of all sizes, destinations ready to host national […]

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Aron McGuire: Driving USA Bobsled & Skeleton Through the Pandemic

  The last World Cup sliding event in North America was in 2019. All three North American tracks lost events — including world championship races in Whistler and Lake Placid — because of the pandemic, with international officials relocating those events to Europe and Asia. American and Canadian sliders spoke out about a wish for […]

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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)
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Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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USA Bobsled & Skeleton Unveils New Brand Identity

USA Bobsled/Skeleton has unveiled its new logo at the national team camp in Colorado Springs, composed of elements representing the mission, vision and core values of the organization while highlighting the speed of the sports and strength of its athletes. “We discovered that 75 percent of those surveyed felt it was time to update our […]

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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

Lake Placid Awarded 2025 IBSF World Championship

Lake Placid, New York, will host the 2025 International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Championships, the IBSF announced during its annual congress. Lake Placid had originally been scheduled to host this year’s World Championships before COVID-19 restrictions moved all IBSF events to only European venues. Lake Placid will host the IBSF World Championships for the […]

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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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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USA Bobsled & Skeleton, TeachAids Unite to Provide Concussion Education

USA Bobsled & Skeleton and TeachAids have announced a new partnership that will see TeachAids’ CrashCourse content posted onto the national governing body’s website to educate athletes competing in or trying out for the sports and promote the positive health and safety of an athlete’s career. TeachAids has developed “CrashCourse,” a suite of interactive products […]

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USA Bobsled/Skeleton Cuts Ties With CEO Darrin Steele

The USA Bobsled/Skeleton Board of Directors has voted to end its contract with CEO Darrin Steele, effective September 13, 2019. Steele has been one of the longest-serving CEOs of a national governing body, joining the organization as CEO in October 2007. “We thank Darrin for his 12 years of dedicated service as CEO and for […]

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USA Weightlifting hosts a national university championship but is hoping to become an emerging sport in NAIA. Photo: USA Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting Makes NAIA Push

In weightlifting, it’s a matter of seconds between the time an athlete attempts a lift and the time he or she finishes the move. But several recent efforts by USA Weightlifting to attract new athletes—including a concerted push to become a collegiate sport through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics—are designed for the long haul. […]

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Six NGBs Launch Campus Events to Identify Talent

Six national governing bodies are combining their efforts to find potential athletes by launching an event series on university campuses that will offer tryouts to increase their talent pools. USA Weightlifting, USA Rugby, USA Cheer, U.S. Rowing, USA Bobsled/Skeleton and USA Triathlon will all be featured at the combine-style events, which will be billed as Team USA Pro […]

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