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Nov. 7, 2013

Ohio awarded 2015 NHL All-Star Celebration
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
The National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, in partnership with Ohio's Greater Columbus Sports Commission, has been awarded the League's 2015 All-Star Celebration. The announcement was made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Columbus will host the weekend of NHL hockey events and activities, including the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and 60th NHL All-Star Game, on Jan. 24-25, 2015.More

North Carolina to host USA Swimming's 2014 Winter Nationals
News & Record
Greensboro, N.C., will host one of USA Swimming's top events next year, when the 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships comes to the Greensboro Aquatic Center. STAR Aquatics and the aquatic center will co-host the meet Dec. 3-6, 2014.More

Houston Astrodome may be headed for demolition
The Wall Street Journal
The Houston Astrodome, the archetypal domed super-stadium, may be headed for demolition after voters rejected a $217 million bond measure to spruce up the dilapidated facility. Harris County commissioners will still have to formally decide whether to take a wrecking ball to one of Houston's only recognizable landmarks, after 53 percent of countywide voters shot down the renovation plan.More

TeamSnap survey reveals youth sports require heavy financial investment and time commitment
Send2Press Newswire
TeamSnap, the world's leading web and mobile team and activity management service, released research confirming that participating in youth sports requires a major time commitment and financial investment.More

Oregon could host 2016 Indoor Track Championships
The Register-Guard via The Statesman Journal
USA Track & Field announced it will make an official bid to bring the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships to Portland, Ore. With Eugene's TrackTown USA Inc. serving as the local organizing committee, the bid will be presented to the IAAF in Monaco on Nov. 15. "We're confident that the state of Oregon is a great place for the sport of track and field," TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna said.More

Spartan Race looking for new venues
Venues Today
The Reebok Spartan Race is an Olympic caliber sport, according to co-founder Joe De Sena, and now venues across North America are getting a chance to help spread the gospel of the blood-and-sweat competition that covers eight miles of bone grinding challenges. "Like any new industry it attracts lots of competition from hundreds of new race companies but none are trying to approach it like we are and make it an Olympic sport using timing and ranking," said De Sena of Boston-based Spartan's first-mover advantage in the obstacle racing space, which attracted more than 1.5 million competitors in 2013.More

Ohio awarded 2015 NHL All-Star Celebration
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
The National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets, in partnership with Ohio's Greater Columbus Sports Commission, has been awarded the League's 2015 All-Star Celebration.More

South Carolina awarded the 2014 International Quidditch Championship
Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
South Carolina's Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department, will co-host the International Quidditch Southern US Regional Championship next year.More

Host site finalists named for final round of 81 championships for 2014-18
NCAA
The NCAA has announced the host site finalists for the final round of 81 of its 89 championships for the 2014-18 championship seasons.More

Cruise ship to become 'Bud Light Hotel' for Super Bowl
USA TODAY
Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship will be transformed into a Bud Light-themed hotel — if only for a few days. Anheuser-Busch InBev will turn the soon-to-debut, 4,028-passenger Norwegian Getaway into a massive "Bud Light Hotel" lodging space and entertainment venue for the event. The Norwegian Getaway will be docked in New York for the Feb. 2 game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and the Bud Light Hotel will encompass the ship and the adjacent Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.More