|Issue #41: August 10, 2016|
'Superbug' Threatening Swimming and Diving Events
It doesn't have the scariness of the brain-eating amoeba, but an intestinal illness that is infecting users of swimming pools, and seems to be resistant to normal chlorination, may be the next big headache for sports event planners. Here's how to protect athletes and others.
Beauty of the Beach
Let's make one thing perfectly clear. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, isn't built on sand. Don't get us wrong: 60 miles of beach is a huge asset for any destination. But it's the local communities on and off the shoreline that combine to make Myrtle Beach able to offer so much more. With 500 miles of sports facilities (both indoor and outdoor), Myrtle Beach proper has the largest number and variety of venues available to host events at any level. Get to know the destination that is fast becoming a haven for sports events and a place to stay and unwind once the competitions are over.
|In other news and commentary...|
|On the Hoof: How Equine Athletes Got to Rio|
When an Olympic athlete, whether a swimmer, team handball or water polo player, is ready to travel, he or she hops a plane. But there's a whole other segment of the athlete market that also needed to fly, and its mode of travel was more complex than you'd imagine.
USTA Tennis On Campus
USTA Tennis On Campus, one of the most vibrant and dynamic student-led sports programs, is a club team tennis program involving more than 45,000 student-athletes across the United States. It is offered by the United States Tennis Association as an alternative to varsity sports programs.
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Ginger Rich (left) of the Albuquerque (NM) Foxtrotters drives in on Karen Pope of the Happy Hoopers (OK) in women's basketball at the recent National Senior Games, held in Minnesota. Twitter | Facebook
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This month's issue of Sports Destination Management will get you revved up for Rio. From articles on running and road sports to legal issues about sports travel, there's something here for every planner to learn from. What's the best way to work with sports commissions and CVBs? How can you effectively engage volunteers and implement a successful stay-to-play policy? What are some of the best destinations and facilities? Start your summer learning experience here.
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