Kristoffer Ventura putts during the final round during the 2019 Utah Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Ventura won the championship in a playoff. Photo by the Utah Championship.

Case Study: How to Keep Events Scheduled During COVID-19

Four major events that will be broadcast nationally can be a good summer’s calendar for any sports commission. Being able to host those events in the summer as a worldwide pandemic rages on is another level altogether. The Utah Sports Commission is in the midst of a stretch where the Monster Energy Supercross tour is Continue Reading

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The Cleveland Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field. Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Images

Panelists: Cities Have Opportunity to Innovate Post-COVID in Sports

Cities that plan never again to do business as usual will have a step ahead on others when sports events re-emerge from a post-coronavirus landscape, panelists said during the Sports ETA webinar “Seven New Directions and Opportunities for Cities in the Aftermath of COVID-19.” “Getting back to normal is no longer an option, we are Continue Reading

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The U.S. Olympic team marches into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City on February 8, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

Salt Lake City Organizes Olympic Bid Committee

Having hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games once before, Salt Lake City and the state of Utah have formed a joint committee “in preparation for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.” Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall jointly named members to the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games. Continue Reading

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USA Gymnastics Senior Pan Am Qualifier Heading to Utah

Utah Valley University will host a Senior Pan American Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline in May that will also be the final Olympic qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The Senior Pan Am championships is held annually and typically, athletes from North, Central and South America compete for titles, Continue Reading

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Utah Sports Commission President and CEO Jeff Robbins (middle) is presented with the Tourism Achievement Award from Chris Erickson, Visit Salt Lake Board of Directors’ chairman (right), and Scott Beck, Visit Salt Lake president and CEO (left) during Visit Salt Lake’s June board meeting.

Utah Sports Commission Honored by Visit Salt Lake

The Utah Sports Commission has received Visit Salt Lake’s annual Tourism Achievement Award. The award is the convention bureau’s highest honor and is presented annually to honor members and community organizations for “outstanding efforts in supporting the mission of VSL and the larger tourism community of Salt Lake County.” Jeff Robbins, president and CEO, accepted Continue Reading

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Ironman Picks St. George, Utah, to Host the 70.3 World Championship in 2021

Ironman has selected St. George, Utah, to host the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The announcement marks the first time since 2013 that the triathlon championship will be staged in the Southwest United States. Ironman also announced that as part of a five-year hosting agreement, a new full-distance Ironman triathlon will rotate between a series Continue Reading

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