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Sports Events Up for Bid

Welcome to the SportsTravel Bid Bowl. Here you will find a list of events that are actively seeking hosts, with RFPs from regional, national and international sports-event organizers who are looking to partner with destinations in the future. To find out about each item below, click on “More Information” to get details about what the […]

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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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USA Fencing Implements Transgender and Nonbinary Athlete Policy

USA Fencing has adopted a new Transgender and Nonbinary Athlete Policy that will allow athletes to participate in USA Fencing-sanctioned events in a manner consistent with their gender identity/expression, regardless of the gender associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. Participation requirements will vary by classification (youth, cadet, junior/senior/veteran). The policy was developed […]

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USA Fencing to Give Preference to States With Inclusive Laws When Selecting Hosts

USA Fencing will give preference when selecting host cities for national tournaments to states without laws that harm members of LGBTQ communities as well as states that do not have laws undermining the reproductive health of women beginning with the 2023–2024 national tournament season. USA Fencing arrived at the decision after a review by its […]

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U.S. to Host Wheelchair Fencing Event

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation has announced that its 2023 season will begin with an IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Washington, D.C., the first time the United States has hosted an IWAS event since 2003 in Atlanta. Next year’s World Cup in Washington, like other 2023 events, will offer points that go […]

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Phil Andrews: The Future of USA Fencing Events

Phil Andrews is credited with making multiple changes for the better over a decade of service at USA Weightlifting, including the past six years as chief executive officer, and overseeing an elite team that at the Tokyo Olympics took home its first Olympic silver in women’s weightlifting. Among his challenges at the governing body was […]

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USA Fencing Welcomes Phil Andrews as CEO

USA Fencing’s Board of Directors has selected Phil Andrews to serve as the organization’s chief executive officer, starting August 16. Andrews will take over from interim Chief Executive Officer Jack Gierhart. Andrews will join USA Fencing after nearly a decade of service at USA Weightlifting, including more than six years as CEO. He also served in […]

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USA Fencing Appoints Jack Gierhart as Interim CEO

Jack Gierhart has been appointed the interim chief executive director at USA Fencing while the national governing body conducts a national search for a permanent leader. Kris Ekeren announced in September that she was leaving the organization after eight years at the helm. While the NGB saw growth in membership and visibility during her tenure, […]

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