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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. FOOTBALL: NFL Embarks on Second Virus-Affected Season in a Row Posted: Thursday, September […]

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The University of Oregon is nearing completion on a complete rebuilt of historic Hayward Field that was set to host the 2020 Olympic Trials. Rendering: TrackTown USA

Hayward Field in Eugene to Host 2023 Diamond League Final

Hayward Field, the renovated track and field stadium in Eugene, Oregon, that has been known for decades as the landmark athletics stadium in the United States, will host the 2023 Diamond League final according to Reuters, making it the first venue outside of Europe to host the World Athletics‘ showpiece event. The $270 million stadium […]

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World Athletics Releases Schedule for 2022 Championships in Oregon

The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 has released its full schedule of events for the first time the event will be held in the United States, including a shuffling of the traditional dates where certain events will be staged. The event will be held July 15–24, 2022 The 10-day schedule for the event at the new […]

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Task Force Produces Guide for Safe Endurance Events

A task force launched by World Athletics in partnership with medical professionals and five other international federations has adopted a new risk assessment and mitigation tool for organizers of endurance sports. The Outbreak Prevention Taskforce, which also includes support from the International Institute for Race Medicine, received input from leaders of the International Cycling Union, […]

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World Athletics Forms Outbreak Prevention Task Force

World Athletics will form a task force aimed at providing outbreak prevention guidelines for mass gatherings including road races. The international federation for track and field will partner with the International Institute for Race Medicine on the endeavor. The Outbreak Prevention Taskforce will also include the medical chairs or representatives of the International Cycling Union (UCI), […]

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Sports events around the world are continuing to see the impact of the coronavirus on events. PhotoL Jae C. Hong/AP Images

How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Sports Events

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to affect the sports-event industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, it has led many sports-event organizers to make decisions about the immediate future of their events. With so much changing so quickly, we are tracking the latest updates, both confirmations of sports events that […]

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Sports World Reacts to Olympic Postponement

As the International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games have been postponed to 2021, sports-event organizations around the United States and the world have been reacting to the news. Here is a sample of their reactions. United States National Governing Bodies USA Archery While we saw this news coming through evolvements […]

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IAAF Rebrands to World Athletics

The international track-and-field federation, IAAF, has announced a rebrand to World Athletics in an effort to create a modern, more creative and positive face for the sport. In a release, the federation said the new brand and logo “makes the sport more accessible to a wider audience while giving the global governing body the opportunity […]

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