News Feeds (RSS) 1 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ada3c2333a Sport tourism is a win for Florida city Sport tourism is a home run for the city of Clearwater, Florida, because of the impact it has on the city's local economy. Games, competition and tournaments in a variety of sports bring thousands of fans and visitors annually, along with media outlets from different areas. These visitors and additional media coverage increase the awareness of Clearwater's destination as a place-to-be. Tampa Bay Reporter Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 2 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad8b7c2af2 Tulsa expects economic boost thanks to major youth soccer tourney Around 5,500 young soccer players representing 11 states are in Tulsa this weekend competing in the US Youth Region 3 Presidents Cup tournament. It is the third major youth soccer tournament at Mohawk Park and officials says its success is a positive reflection of the city. KOTV-TV Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 3 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594adfdc101a6 Louisiana event draws top ballroom dancers Competitive dancers from all over North America will converge on Baton Rouge for the annual Gumbo DanceSport Championships. The three-day competition will feature a wide variety of dance styles, skill levels and age groups. Both amateur and pro/am couples will compete in some 15 different dances. Louisiana DanceSport Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 4 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad884c40c7 Spokane reaps benefits of Hoopfest With around 6,000 teams and 3,000 volunteers, Hoopfest is the biggest three-on-three basketball tournament on earth. And it's just a week away. Spokanites prepare for the influx of visitors every June. Whether as a player or spectator, Hoopfest is the place to be. More than 200,000 people will be in Spokane, many of them from out of town. KXLY-TV Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 5 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ae0024e186 Owa creates largest number of new jobs for alabama, 2nd-largest investment The 2016 New and Expanding Industry Announcements released May 17, 2017 cites OWA, formerly referred to as BC Foley, LLC, as the leading job creator for the state of Alabama. OWA is on track to create 620 new jobs this year alone. The report also recognizes OWA as the second-largest investment in the state at $361 million. Dept. of Commerce via Visit Owa Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 6 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594adb3bbc32e Indiana city scoring with sports Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been good about getting its piece of the sport tourism pie for the last two decades by attracting out-of-town fans to the Summit City to partake in athletics, while staying awhile to spend money on the city's hotels, restaurants and attractions. While the pie has grown nationwide in the last few years, so has the competition. The Journal Gazette Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 7 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594adb5d08b46 Williamsburg-area sports facility study offers regional approach A new indoor sports facility Historic Triangle officials are considering whether to build could bring millions of much-needed tourism dollars to the Virginia area, according to a new study. Sports Facility Advisory, a Florida-based group that studied the market for such a facility in 2014, recently updated its findings at the request of the city of Williamsburg, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, as well as James City and York counties. The Virginia Gazette Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 8 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad8ee8d4c5 USA Track & Field selects Rochester as host of youth outdoor championships USA Track & Field has selected Rochester to serve as host to the 2018 USA Track & Field Youth Outdoor Championships, officials announced recently. Some 3,000 youth athletes, along with spectators, friends and family members, are expected to attend. Participants of the competition are ages 7 to 18 and represent some of the most competitive youth and track athletes in the U.S., officials said. Rochester Business Journal Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 9 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad99e706b1 Sports tourism on the rise in Alabama county Local parks and recreation departments are reporting significant increases in athletic tournaments hosted at local parks this year, an advent that could bring more tourism dollars to cash-starved Morgan County, Alabama. Parks and Recreation Director Sean Dailey county parks hosted nine tournaments total last year but have already hosted 17 this year with three more scheduled this weekend and 10 scheduled for the fall. He expected more to be scheduled as the year progresses. Decatur Daily Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 10 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad7665149a YMCA national short-course swimming championship to return to Greensboro Aquatic Center Greensboro, North Carolina, has been selected to host the YMCA's National Short Course Swimming Championship in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The annual event is the nation’s top youth swimming competition. YMCA of the USA, the national resource office, selected Greensboro based on the significant community support evidenced during the site visit and previous years hosting; the quality and capacity of its event site; the enthusiastic support demonstrated by the Greater Greensboro YMCA leadership; and a community history of providing quality sporting event experiences to participants. WXII-TV Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 11 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad467d8a1f NCAA to follow international swimming rules The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel recently approved a proposal stating NCAA men's and women's swimming and diving teams will follow the International Swimming Federation technical rules. This change, along with others approved, is effective for the 2017-18 academic year. As the opportunities for swimmers to compete under USA Swimming and International Swimming Federation rules in the off-season continue to grow, it is believed that creating continuity between rules will benefit student-athletes. NCAA Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 12 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad7f5e73f8 What scorching temperatures mean for track and field championships Weather is a hot topic as the best track and field athletes in the nation converge on Sacramento, California's Hornet Stadium this week for the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Their arrival coincides with a triple-digit swell that promises to have runners, jumpers and thousands of spectators all sweating together. The Sacramento Bee Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 13 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=5949442425a96 Rio Olympics cost $13.1 billion An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on the Rio Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money. Officials of Brazil's Public Authority for Olympic Legacy said at a news conference Wednesday, the cost for "sports-related venues" was 7.23 billion reals ($2.06 billion). In addition, the Rio organizing committee previously said the cost of running the Games at 9 billion reals ($2.8 billion). The Associated Press via NBC Sports Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 14 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594adab8684dd Texas sports park to get $550,000 facelift Texas' Brownsville Sports Park will soon get a $550,000 facelift. The Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation approved the project last week, nearly a month after the corporation announced plans to expand sports tourism in Brownsville. KGBT-TV Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 15 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad93a7c33c Small Tennessee town reels in bass fishermen On a cool Thursday morning, before sunrise, nearly 200 bass fishing boats launched from a small dock in Dayton, Tennessee. While the anglers compete to hook the biggest bass in Chickamauga Lake, the town is cashing in. So says Dennis Tumlin, the head of the Rhea County Economic & Tourism Council. CBS News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 16 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad42a499e3 The epidemic that's ruining youth sports For every teen athlete who takes a break, there are hundreds who don't heed doctors' warnings and continue to overburden their growing bodies. Eventually, many will contribute to the epidemic of overuse injuries — which are on the rise, according to several studies and orthopedic doctors — now sullying youth sports. New York Post Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 17 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad456909e5 Phelps is going to race a great white shark during Shark Week What does the most decorated Olympian of all time do when he finally retires from his sport? Race a shark, apparently. Discovery Channel recently announced that Michael Phelps, the 31-year-old former competitive swimmer with a record 23 Olympic gold medals, will square off against a great white shark as part of the channel's upcoming Shark Week programming. STACK Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00 18 http://multibriefs.com/ViewLink.php?i=594ad45ec5be3 How a verbal jab from a men's basketball coach lit the Title IX fire in Carol Hutchins It was 1976, and Carol Hutchins was a freshman basketball player at Michigan State. She and her team were practicing for a rare game to be held in the main gym, Jenison Field House, as part of a doubleheader with the men when the Michigan State men's opponent arrived on the floor. "You've got to get off the court," the coach told the women, according to Hutchins. The women were perplexed. This was their scheduled practice time, and it was the day before an important game. Why should they have to vacate for an opponent's shootaround? ESPNw Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:29:04 -0500 2017-06-21 16:29 -05:00 2017-06-21 17:29 -04:00