The Newest Entry into the Olympic Sport Race: Flag Football
The International Association of American Football chose a great podium to make the announcement about flag football's 2028 Olympic ambitions: the World Games, where the sport had just reached an enormous global audience. But it won't be easy. Flag will have to battle with the baseball-softball lobby - and others, including cheer, karate and more.
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At the crossroads of Chocolate Town U.S.A. and the Keystone State's Capital City, the Hershey Harrisburg Region blends world-class experiences and conveniences with historic charm. It's where events turn into getaways and where success is measured not just by medals, but by memories - and where you should host your next sports and events moment.
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| Organizations Can Access Programs to Improve or Build Basketball Courts |
When the L.A. Clippers made a pledge in 2018 to renovate all Los Angeles area basketball courts, people thought it was a great idea - but had doubts it would happen. Now, thanks to a partnership with the Los Angeles Parks Foundation (and a donation of $10 million), it is reality. Learn about that program and others offering help with local courts.
| Get Your Bid On: United States Tennis Association Davis Cup Qualifying Tie |
Here's an opportunity for those who want to attract a top-tier tennis event. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is seeking a host for a possible Davis Cup Qualifying tie event in early 2023. Davis Cup is an annual men's team tennis competition featuring over 140 nations and should this event become necessary, the right host will benefit.
| Theme Parks and Water Parks Trying to Catch a Recovery Wave This Summer |
It was perhaps appropriate that a bombshell piece of news about a familiar name landed on July 4. Six Flags, say reports, is headed for financial trouble. The outlook for other theme parks is better - good news for event owners whose athletes take advantage of local facilities. What changes can be expected as operators try to cope with new challenges?
| Private Air Charter is Soaring in Sports |
With stadiums filling up again, major sporting events on the calendar and growing challenges and delays that come with commercial air travel, private air charter is fast becoming a go-to transportation choice for teams, their entourages and even the fans who follow their every move. Here's everything you need to know.
| Modern Pentathlon Moves on From Equestrian and Tests Obstacle Course |
It's official: In modern pentathlon, the horses have been put out to pasture in favor of the Ninja Warrior course. Some athletes have already tried it out, while others will get their chance next month. Leaving the equestrian component behind is expected to allow the discipline to stay in the Olympics. Learn what athletes and organizers are saying.
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International Slow Pitch Softball
International Slow Pitch Softball is a Miami-based organization with the mission of growing the sport of slow pitch softball around the globe. ISPS hosts worldwide tournaments, with territories in Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Where is softball growing fastest? Find out.
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If there is anything good to be said about 2020 (and parts of 2021 - although largely, there is very little good to be said), it was that people rediscovered they could head outdoors to get their exercise. We bring this up because sometimes, in the arms race to build better facilities, we lose sight of what's around us, and what Mother Nature has built. In this issue, you'll find plenty of focus on those venues: lakes, trails, beaches and more. We hope you'll take the time to explore those features - as well as the other great articles in this issue.
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