|Issue #47: November 02, 2016|
Tri-Cities, Washington: A Desert Region in the Pacific Northwest
A dry desert region in the Pacific Northwest? Get ready for the Tri-Cities region of Washington State to shift your paradigm. The cities of Kennewick, Richland and Pasco, meeting at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and Columbia rivers, are able to welcome outdoor sports events practically year-round. The surprising climate is made possible by the region's unique geography. The Cascade mountain range is located about two hours west of the Tri-Cities and protects the region from receiving large amounts of rain and snow. Most importantly, there are plenty of sports facilities and hotels as well as options for fun once the games are done. Get to know Tri-Cities and find out what you've been missing in the Pacific Northwest.
|In other news and commentary...|
|Cricket Continues Phenomenal Growth in the US|
Enthusiasts who can't find cricket coverage on ESPN are going to live-stream it. And that projected demand has resulted in a bidding war between Amazon, Twitter and Facebook. Yes, really. Sports planners and destinations who shrugged off pickleball and beach volleyball should prepare for the next emerging sport.
|Fishing Angling for a Spot in the Olympics|
It might be the greatest thing to happen to fishing since the invention of the earthworm. The international governing body for sport fishing has applied for Olympic status in the 2020 Tokyo Games. It's a popular sport, certainly, so what are its chances to hook the IOC?
Inside Events: USA Pentathlon
The fascinating five-discipline sport that is an improbable mix of horseback riding, fencing, shooting, running and swimming, has its roots deep in military history, and just as deeply in Olympic culture. Get to know Modern Pentathlon, and learn how it has evolved into the modern age.
|Instagram Photo Contest|
Thanksgiving is Opening Day at Montana's Big Sky Resort. Crews are finishing two new Doppelmayr chairlifts, Challenger and Powder Seeker, using a Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk helicopter. Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
We want to see you! Send your Instagram photos. Take pictures of your events, and share them with #SportsDestinations. Select photos will be presented on sportsdestinations.com, SDM Blitz and in the latest issues of Sports Destination Management magazine. We're looking for those photos that depict what you and your events are all about. Anything you think is a great representation of your event - all are welcome! Use #SportsDestinations via twitter or Instagram.
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With the summer Olympics in the rear-view (and what a view it was!), it's time to turn our attention to what's ahead. How do we grow the sports we have, and how do we use best practices in business? In this issue, we review what people will be talking about (gymnastics and cycling, for instance, along with water sports) and looking ahead (softball will be included in the 2020 Games.) And there's always time to sharpen our skills in business, and articles on security, transportation options, negotiations, long-term contracts and more will help you do that. Turn the page and start your learning experience.
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