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Action Abounds in the Southwest

Action Abounds in the Southwest

| December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Southwest boasts expansive skies and sprawling vistas, towering plateaus and wide-open spaces. Nature has created a wealth of venues for sports competitions, and the facilities built by the region’s schools, cities and counties are equally impressive. Reno, Nevada Reno often finds itself compared to Las Vegas, its much-larger sister city to the south. But […]

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Events With a Kick in the South

Events With a Kick in the South

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The South is fiercely proud of its traditions, whether it’s sweet tea, Sunday school or sports. College towns like Knoxville, Tennessee, revel in school pride. Elizabethtown, Kentucky, has a sprawling sports complex that draws major youth tournaments. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, though famous for college football, also is a haven for triathlons at its downtown riverfront. The […]

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National Stage

National Stage

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although the Mid-Atlantic region is home to some of the nation’s most famous cities and largest urban centers, the area has as many venues crafted by Mother Nature as it does facilities built by man. Organizers and athletes alike will appreciate pristine beaches perfect for water sports and pastoral farmland that sets a scenic course […]

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Pacific States Leave Lasting Impression

Pacific States Leave Lasting Impression

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles. Fairbanks, Alaska. Tacoma, Washington. Portland, Oregon. These cities may seem to have little in common. But they all hug the shore of the Pacific Ocean, offering terrific venues in spectacular natural settings. Sports events in these destinations often draw higher registrations and bigger crowds simply because people can’t wait to visit. Honolulu, Hawaii […]

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Stretching Out for Global Events

Stretching Out for Global Events

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The types of sports people play say as much about a country as its food, music or art. It’s no surprise that ice hockey is a staple in the Canadian capital of Ottawa or that sailing regattas cut through the turquoise waters around the U.S. Virgin Islands. Monaco is known for the iconic Formula 1 […]

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Riding High

Riding High

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to action sports, “97 percent of the consumers that watch don’t know the difference between the kickflip and heelflip, and they don’t care,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, which stages action sports events all over the United States. “They want to see big tricks. They want to see crashes. They […]

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Off and Running in New England

Off and Running in New England

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

New England is steeped in American history, and that’s no less true in sports than it is in politics. Both basketball and volleyball were invented in Massachusetts, the world’s oldest annual marathon still runs the streets of Boston, and the first game of hockey in America was played in New Hampshire. But the region is […]

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Soaring High In the Mountains

Soaring High In the Mountains

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rocky Mountains span 3,000 miles, stretching from British Columbia to New Mexico—and, along the way, they lend their soaring peaks and sweeping vistas to five states: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. In the Mountain West, organizers will find Big Sky Country, vast mountain ranges and passionate sports communities. Whether it’s for youth and […]

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A Spike of Interest in the Great Lakes

A Spike of Interest in the Great Lakes

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Great Lakes are remarkable—together, they form the largest cluster of freshwater lakes in the world—and the states that hug their shorelines are equally impressive. This region, in which the Midwest meets Canada, draws teams from both sides of the international border and is home to a range of communities that offer visiting athletes a […]

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Big Events in the Great Plains

Big Events in the Great Plains

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Great Plains, the big cities have small-town charm and the small towns have big-city amenities, but nowhere will you find “big-city attitudes.” Visitors are sometimes surprised by locals’ welcoming nature, known simply as “Midwestern nice.” Wrestling has a stronghold in several states, and BMX is an up-and-coming sport. Residents love their ice hockey, […]

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