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Running USA Announces Panel Discussion for 2023 Industry Conference

Running USA has announced additional speakers and programming for the 2023 Industry Conference presented by Race Roster, set for February 12–14, 2023, which includes an industry panel that will discuss the state of road races. “We’re planning the 2023 conference content based on the challenges the running industry faces right now,” said Christine Bowen, chief […]

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The 2022 SportsTravel Award winners are recognized by Jason Gewirtz, left, vice president of the Sports Division of Northstar Travel Group, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. With Gewirtz from left is Ryan Allen Hall, senior director of public events and partnerships for the College Football Playoff; USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis; Run4Roses Executive Director Tucker Neale; Vice President of Spokane Sports Ashley Blake and Spokane Sports Director of Events and Community Cherie Gwinn; World Athletics Council Member Willie Banks; and Denny Edwards, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo by Jared Wickerham

2022 SportsTravel Award Winners Announced

SportsTravel Magazine announced the winners of the 2022 SportsTravel Awards during the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, honoring the best events, venue and host city in the sports-event industry. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry. […]

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The U.S. team sings the national anthem ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against England in Kobe, Japan. The U.S. will host the 2031 Rugby World Cup for the first time in program history. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

A Decade of Big Events on Tap in United States

For the next decade, there may not be a season where a sports fan cannot enjoy a major international sporting event to travel to within the United States. This past summer alone saw World Athletics host the world track-and-field championships in the United States for the first time at the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, […]

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The collaboration between Mass Participation World and World Athletics was announced earlier this week.

Mass Participation World Teams With World Athletics for Two Conferences

Mass Participation World has announced a partnership with World Athletics to deliver two side-by-side industry conferences in Bangkok from November 30 to December 3, 2022. At a press conference in Bangkok this week attended by Phiphat Ratchakitprakan, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports, the collaboration was announced as part of a busy month for the […]

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Max Siegel has been the chief executive officer at USA Track and Field since 2012, making him one of the longest-tentured CEOs in the NGB movement. Photo courtesy USA Track and Field

A New Elite Series and More: Inside USA Track & Field’s Plans Ahead of LA28

Coming off the first World Athletics championship held in the United States and knowing the impact that could be looming in six years’ time with LA28, USA Track and Field is setting forth an ambitious plan to increase the sport’s visibility throughout the country. USA Track and Field Chief Executive Officer Max Siegel detailed plans […]

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The 2023 edition of the World Athletics Indoor Championships will be postponed to 2025 due to Covid-19 issues in Nanjing.

World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2023 Postponed to 2025

The World Athletics Council has decided to postpone the World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2023, scheduled for March 17–19, until March 2025. The decision was made with the agreement of both the Nanjing organizing committee and the Chinese Athletics Association due to the ongoing pandemic conditions. Nanjing was originally selected to host the 2020 World […]

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

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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Logo Unveiled for 2023 World Athletics Championships

The 2023 World Athletics Championship hosts in Budapest have revealed their logo with one year to go until the competition begins. The capital’s Liberty Statue was selected as the focus of the brand, which organizers claim represents athletes who achieve “superhuman results” in track, field and on the road. “The Hungarians were delighted to take […]

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Daniil Medvedev of Russia will be allowed to defend his championship at the U.S. Open this summer in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association announced. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

U.S. Open to Raise Aid to Ukraine Throughout Tournament

The United States Tennis Association has announced a humanitarian aid plan to benefit the Ukraine under the ‘Tennis Plays for Peace’ program, with hopes of raising $2 million during the U.S. Open with events and activations starting August 24. The launch event will be an exhibition on August 24, which is Ukraine Independence Day. The […]

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During his trip to the United States this week, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center, met with the outgoing USOPC Board Chair Susanne Lyons, right, and incoming Board Chair Gene Sykes, left. Photo via IOC

Bach Around America: IOC Leader visits LA28, World Athletics Championships, World Games

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has been around the United States over the past week in a series of meetings with national and international stakeholders as the IOC detailed on Tuesday. In the past week, Bach has visited New York City; Birmingham, Alabama; Eugene, Oregon; and Los Angeles, where on Monday organizers for LA28 […]

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