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Article | November 20, 2017
2017 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM   

Sports Destination Management is proud to announce the 2017 “Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.” The nominees this year were... More>>



runningfeet
Article | November 29, 2017
Why is Road Running Losing Pace?   

What is slowing down the road running industry? A combination of rising fees, competition from nontraditional events (hello, novelty runs and... More>>



AlanShearer
Article | November 29, 2017
With a Retired Soccer Pro’s Admission of Memory Loss, Heading Takes Another Hit   

The issue of heading in soccer, which divided youth sports last year, just took another hit and it’s a hard one. Retired English soccer star Alan... More>>



Cornhole
Article | November 29, 2017
Inside Events: American Cornhole Association   

Chances are, if you’ve been to a tailgate, a cookout or a trade show, you’ve seen cornhole. The sport itself is proliferating across the U.S.,... More>>



Skijoring
Article | November 29, 2017
Skijoring: The Niche Sport You Never Met Could Be the Revenue Stream You’ve Always Dreamed Of   

To the initiated, skijoring sounds bizarre. An activity in which a skier is pulled by a galloping horse at high speeds through obstacles, it’s been... More>>



MascotwKid
Article | November 29, 2017
One Year Later: Fire-Ravaged Tennessee Destinations Have Message of Hope for California   

As residents and business owners take stock of the fire damage to California’s wine country, a sports destination in Eastern Tennessee is watching... More>>



Parkour
Article | November 29, 2017
Parkour Moves Closer to Olympic Status, But Controversy Remains   

Will parkour be in Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games? Organizers hope so. Unfortunately, the organizers are the root of the problem, specifically, the... More>>



Catalyst
Article | November 29, 2017
Indiana’s $75M Youth Sports Complex Heading for Bankruptcy   

We’ve all heard ‘If you build it, they will come.’ Unfortunately, the youth sports market has bought into that, with cities in a veritable arms... More>>



Soccermom
Article | November 29, 2017
South Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s 'Silent September' Still Echoes True   

Did ‘Silent September,’ an initiative in South Carolina to get soccer parents to pipe down, resonate? Yes, it did, and it remains the non-shout... More>>



CardioTennis
Article | November 29, 2017
New Fitness Report is Treasure Map for Planners in 2018   

It’s not often planners and destinations are handed a road map of what sports are going to be big in the coming year. The American College of... More>>



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