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SPORTS Talk Industry New CEO At Running USA

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—Running USA, a national organization for distance running, has named Susan Weeks as CEO. She replaces Basil Honikman, who retired after eight years as CEO.

Weeks has 20 years of Olympic sport management experience, including assistant executive director of business …

Host Your Next Event in a Legendary Location!

The Bank of Springfield Center is a multi-use facility with 44,000 square feet of column-free space, 21,000 additional square feet of meeting space and seating for up to 7700 spectators.  The facility is located in the heart of the historic downtown and just feet from two full service hotels with more than 600 overnight accommodations.

Southern Hospitality Is Not Gone With The Wind?

Southern Hospitality Is Not ‘Gone With The Wind’ Augusta Sports Council and CVB offer private lodging for ‘at-home’ comfort during the Masters

By John Buchanan

My mother had a lifelong obsession with Clark Gable. As a young woman, before I was born, she had encountered him in a revolving door …

Good Sports Events Require Good Sportsmanship

Idea Playbook Good Sports Events Require Good Sportsmanship

By Paul Peavy

My family enjoys watching the crazy aerials and other sporting antics of the X Games. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, the X Games features a bunch of “alternative” athletes, sponsored by energy drink makers, competing …

SportsEvents Earns Two Awards For Editorial Coverage Of Industry

SportsEvents Earns Two Awards For Editorial Coverage Of Industry

SportsEvents magazine received two GAMMA awards by the Magazine Association of the Southeast, presented May 6 in conjunction with the association’s annual conference held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Buckhead in Atlanta. Both awards were for the B2B …

The Masters Secrecy Of Success

The Masters Secrecy Of Success Outside the inner sanctum of Augusta National Golf Club, little is known about the world’s most famous golf tournament. And that’s just the way tournament officials want it.

By John Buchanan

Augusta’s …

Girl Banned From Tennis Club For Loud Grunts

Girl Banned From Tennis Club For Loud Grunts

SYDNEY, Australia—A nine-year-old girl has been banned from playing tennis at her local club because of complaints that she grunts too loudly.

Lauryn Edwards was told that she could no longer play at Mt. Carmel Tennis Club in Sydney, Australia, unless her …

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