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The 2021 Paralympic Games will have considerably more coverage on television in the United States and around the world compared to the last Summer Games in 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Paralympians Get TV Spotlight of Their Own

For years, the Paralympic Games has been one of the pinnacle events for the adaptive sport world, regardless of whether or not it received anything similar to the attention and coverage that the Olympic Games receives on a bi-annual basis. This year the tide is starting to turn as more than ever before, Paralympians will […]

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Kara Winger of United States competes in the women's javelin throw at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games on August 3, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Kara Winger Selected as Team USA’s Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has announced that four-time Olympian Kara Winger will lead the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team into the Closing Ceremony as flag bearer on August 8 at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA athletes, Winger is the fourth track and field athlete to lead […]

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Shane Wiskus competes on the pommel horse during the men's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Olympic Sports Fight to Survive on Collegiate Level

When the United States men’s gymnastics team that had been selected for the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo was announced, one thing stood out about the five-man group: Each was a college gymnast. Sam Mikulak, the elder statesman of the team, was a three-time national champion at Michigan. Yul Moldauer helped Oklahoma win three NCAA […]

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Leaders of the USOPC address the media in Tokyo in advance of the Olympic Summer Games. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

USOPC Says Focus on Safety as Games Begin

Hours before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, leaders of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said their primary focus was the safety and security of the 613 athletes that will represent Team USA, while acknowledging the extreme logistical hurdles in getting the team to Tokyo and prepared to compete. USOPC […]

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Track star Allyson Felix will be the most decorated U.S. athlete on the 613-member team with nine medals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Team USA to Send 613 Athletes to Olympic Games

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will send 613 athletes to represent Team USA at the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. The team features 193 returning Olympians and 104 medalists, including 33 who have won multiple medals. “Team USA is ready. Our roster includes 613 remarkable athletes, one of our biggest teams ever, all […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Adds James Higa to Board, Announces Departure of Kikkan Randall

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has added James Higa to its board of directors, filling a board seat vacated by Vivek Murthy, who resigned after being confirmed as the U.S. surgeon general in March. Higa currently serves as the executive director of Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing new ideas in philanthropy, […]

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Tim Schneider: Roots of a Travel Powerhouse: How Sports and Esports Move People

Tim Schneider, the chairman of the Sports Division at Northstar Meetings Group, is the founder of SportsTravel magazine, the TEAMS Conference and Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit. In this conversation with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, we talk with Schneider about the origins of SportsTravel and the sports-event industry itself, the growth of sectors such […]

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Names Kate Hartman as Chief Communications Officer

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has named Kate Hartman as its chief communications officer in charge of leading the organization’s communications initiatives. Hartman most recently served as the vice president, strategic communications, North America for the Coca-Cola Company. There, she oversaw all internal and external communications for the company’s flagship market, including brand […]

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USOPC Says Kneeling, Other Protest Acts During Anthem at Olympic Trials are OK

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee will allow athletes to do acts of demonstration against racial and social injustice at the U.S. team trials, including acts such as kneeling on the podium or raising a fist just as Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously did at the 1968 Olympic Summer Games. Developed and finalized […]

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The 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships were staged at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Photo: Joe Farina/ESPN Images

USOPC Announces First Priorities For College Sports Sustainability Think Tank

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced that its College Sports Sustainability Think Tank will focus on sustainability, sport structure and vertical partnerships in working to grow collegiate sports in a way that can develop athletes into future Olympians and Paralympians. Among the suggestions are ways for national governing bodies to partner with NCAA […]

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