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USOPC Independent Panel Releases Progress Report

An independent panel chartered by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to review the organization’s governance and athlete-protection policies has released a progress report to its earlier recommendations, concluding that the USOPC has made significant changes in its operations over the past year. The Borders Commission’s initial nine-month review process culminated in five top-line items […]

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

Seven Cities Bidding for 2024 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials

Seven cities are bidding to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, with a decision on a host expected in February 2021. Finalists will be notified in September, according to a timeline provided by USA Swimming, with October and November used for final bid evaluations and in-person site visits. The remainder of 2020 will be […]

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USOPC Unveils Inaugural Impact Report for 2019

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee released its inaugural Impact Report for the financial year ending December 31, 2019, showing a drop in revenue to approximately $194 million from $317 million in 2018, when the Olympic Winter Games were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The USOPC overall had a $54 million deficit in 2019 […]

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National Governing Bodies Start Fundraising Movement for Athletes

A number of national governing bodies throughout the United States Olympic and Paralympic movement will launch a joint effort branded as The Giving Games to support and sustain athletes as they train ahead of the rescheduled 2021 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The effort officially launches on July 24, the day of what would have […]

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Longtime USOC Spokesman Mike Moran Dies at 78

Mike Moran, who led media relations for the U.S. Olympic Committee from the 1980 Olympic Games to the 2002 Games and later played a key role at the Colorado Springs Sports Corp, has died. He was 78. Moran spent a decade as the sports information director for the University of Colorado from 1968 to 1978 […]

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USOPC Recognizing Olympic & Paralympic Day

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will recognize June 23 as Olympic & Paralympic Day presented by Toyota—the first time the Paralympic community in the United States will be highlighted at the event—with participation expected from athletes, national governing bodies and community groups. Known worldwide as Olympic Day, the day celebrates fitness, well-being, sport […]

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Sports Event Guidelines for Post-COVID Competition

As sports at all levels prepare to come back from weeks or months on hiatus, sports organizations are releasing guidelines that can serve as a framework for how to host events safely and successfully. The following are links to various published guidelines across a range of sports that are designed for event organizers to consult […]

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IOC Issues Statement Condemning Racism

The International Olympic Committee has issued a statement that the organization “condemns racism in the strongest terms” and opened the door for athletes to express their feelings on the subject during a future Olympic or Paralympic Games. The issue of athlete protests on the podium has been a controversial one ever since U.S. athletes Tommie […]

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The Olympic rings float in the water at sunset in the Odaiba section of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo 2020 Moving to Simplify Games

Tokyo 2020 continues to move forward with plans for a downsized Olympic Summer Games in 2021, releasing a new timeline for operations planning that calls for an agreement on new service levels by July. The postponement to 2021 continues to have hundreds of moving parts, including the need to secure all 41 venues that had […]

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Sports such as wrestling that have more contact between participants may have a more difficult time preparing for events, although U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials say it can be done. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP Images

USOPC Issues Sports-Event Management Guidelines

Screening attendees at entrances—including temperature checks—for signs of COVID-19. Athletes tested for the disease twice over 48 hours before being allowed to participate. Allowing for social distancing, including separation of seats and complete separation of athletes and spectators. Those are some of the guidelines recommended in a comprehensive event planning guide from the chief medical […]

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