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USA Football to Sanction Flag Football Tournaments in 2024

USA Football is again sanctioning flag football tournaments in 2024 as teams that compete in sanctioned tournaments will earn points toward the USA Football team rankings. Operators and football leagues may apply to have their tournaments sanctioned and elevated by USA Football, with sanctioned tournaments having quality and experience standards. Squads that place in the […]

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Flag football has grown explosively in the past five years with participation on the girls and women's side of the sport. Photo courtesy of USA Football

Flag Football’s Olympic Spot Powered by Growth in Girls Participation

Yes, having the backing of the National Football League was a major plus for flag football in its quest for Olympic inclusion. How could it not be? One of the biggest leagues in the world wanting to continue spreading its brand internationally was a powerful attraction for the International Olympic Committee, including using the sport […]

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Organizers for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles present its recommendations to the sports program at Monday's IOC Session meetings in Mumbai, which were approved. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

Olympics: Baseball, Softball, Cricket, Flag Football Among Sports on LA28 Program

The LA28 sports program was officially confirmed by the International Olympic Committee during its annual session on Monday in India with baseball/softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash providing a mix of new and returning sports to the Olympic Summer Games. All five were voted in as a single package with two “no” votes from […]

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Japan's Mana Atsumi, right, is forced out by United States' Delaney Spaulding during a softball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Yokohama, Japan. Softball has been on the Olympic program five times since 1996. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Sports Wait, Watch for Final Decision on LA28 Olympic Program

With a year to go before the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris, for several U.S. national governing bodies, the focus instead is on 2028. For those NGBs, the chance to have their sports added to the LA28 program would be an almost indescribable boost in visibility and funding. With the program months from being […]

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2023 IFAF Americas Continental Flag Football Championship Heads to Charlotte

USA Football has announced the 2023 International Federation of American Football Americas Continental Flag Football Championship will be held from July 5–7 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will host the best men’s and women’s flag football teams from North and South America at the United States Performance Center in Charlotte and at the University […]

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USA Football to Partner With U.S. Performance Center

USA Football will partner with the United States Performance Center, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, to elevate its national team offerings and athlete training. USA Football said will serve as the home of USA Football’s high performance activities and will aid in the identification and development of current and future national team athletes. USPC will […]

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USA Nordic Sport Names Adam Provost New Chief Executive Officer

Adam Provost, who has spent two decades with a number of sports organizations and properties, will be the new chief executive officer at USA Nordic Sport, the national governing body announced on Tuesday. Provost will begin his role on August 8. Provost has recently led the growth of football both internationally and domestically with roles […]

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Grand Park Sports Campus Named Host of USA Football Flag Football Championship

USA Football has announced that the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana, will host “The One” flag football championship from July 23–25, 2021, in conjuction with the Hamilton County Sports Authority. The event is among the largest youth and adult flag football tournaments in the United States, featuring teams across 13 divisions from age […]

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