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This year, which kicked off with the Olympic Games in Beijing and winds up with the World Cup in Qatar, has been one for the books and it’s not even over yet. But wow – what a ride it has been so far. This issue includes sports that made the news in 2022 (along with great business information) but the real star is our award winners. What is our takeaway from those? That our industry is moving ahead. The economic impact for just our champions was $2.42 billion. Winners covered a wide range of sports, disciplines and abilities but they all enriched the communities that hosted them. There's a lot to learn, and a lot to celebrate. Get started here. Read more...

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2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
2016 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism In each issue of SDM, we examine the unique relationship between event organizer and host city. In this issue, we celebrate it. Our Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism awards program highlights great success stories born out of the event-destination relationships. Some are long-standing events and some are new. All are excellent and we are proud to showcase them. Read more...
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Serving Up Tennis for Everyone
In 2017, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “New Home of American Tennis” at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, is expected to be fully operational and ready to welcome athletes and events. Beyond that, however, there is no shortage of facilities in cities around the country ready to welcome players of all ages and abilities. Read more...
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Serving Up Tennis for Everyone
Playing All the Angles on the Volleyball Court
Playing All the Angles on the Volleyball Court In the wake of the Olympics in Rio, volleyball’s popularity is spiking. It’s a versatile sport, able to play out on the beach, indoors or even on the grass. With excellent participation, spectatorship and economic impact, it’s also one of the most desirable to host. Here’s how communities around the U.S. are doing it – and doing it well. Read more...
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Saddle Up
The summer Games in Rio showcased equestrian sports, with the FEI’s “two hearts” social media campaign celebrating the relationship between horse and rider. Another unique horse/rider relationship, though entirely different, is showcased in the sport of rodeo. Get to know the cities and facilities hosting these sports, and what trends are shaping events. Read more...
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