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7th Annual Governor's State of Sport Awards Honors Utah's Athletes

Salt Lake City, UT, April 19, 2018 - Eleven of Utah's most accomplished athletes and coaches for the 2017 calendar year were honored Wednesday evening at the 2018 Governor's State of Sport Awards, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank. 
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LA Kings will play a preseason game on September 24th at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City

The LA Kings will play a preseason game on September 24th at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah against the Vancouver Canucks in the "Salt Lake Shootout". Tickets for the game are on sale now
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#StateofSportAwards Makes Honoree Announcements

Get to know the 2018 #StateofSportAwards honorees
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18 most memorable Paralympic moments from PyeongChang

The 2018 Winter Paralympics from PyeongChang were filled with spectacular finishes and special moments for Team USA. The U.S. finished on top of the medal standings, bringing home 36 Paralympic medals in all. We picked out the best 18 moments from Pyeongchang.
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Olympic & Paralympic Exploratory Committee Report

With tremendous community interest in the Olympic Games that has thrived since 2002, Utah’s leaders formed the Olympic and Paralympic Exploratory Committee (OEC) to determine if Utah should pursue a bid to host a future Games.This report reflects the findings of the OEC over an intense five-month evaluation of the opportunity to host the Games in 2030.
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Huckaby, Schultz Crowned Paralympic Champions In PyeongChang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Team USA’s newest stars rose to the occasion in PyeongChang as the U.S. captured six medals on the first day of snowboard-cross competition on Monday. Four medals came from athletes making their Paralympic debut, led by Brenna Huckaby (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Mike Schultz (St. Cloud, Minnesota) who took home gold.
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Sights and Sounds: The Opening Ceremony of 2018 Paralympic Games

10 days of competition at the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games kicked off on Friday with the Opening Ceremony, which aired live on NBCSN at 6 a.m. ET. The Opening Ceremony was held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in the venue hub known as the Mountain Cluster. The Olympic Stadium, which seats 35,000 people, also hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February.
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U.S. Juniors To Skate On Home Ice At World Junior Speed Skating Championships

The world’s top junior skaters will compete at the Utah Olympic Oval from March 9-11 at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships.
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2018 Winter Paralympics TV and live stream schedule

Watch live streams and get TV listings and schedule information for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang
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Real Salt Lake christens $78 million academy complex, high school in Herriman

HERRIMAN — Real Salt Lake’s academy complex, training center and high school is officially open for business.
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Tickets On Sale Now For 2018 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association's (MCLA) National Championships

The Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association's (MCLA) National Championships Powered by Under Armour rolls into Salt Lake City after four-years of hanging in So-Cal. Catch all the action across two divisions of 16 teams each, as they battle it out to be crowned Champs!
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2018 U.S. Paralympic Team Named

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, today announced the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Team that will compete in the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, March 9-18, in South Korea. The 74-member team, which includes six guides for visually impaired athletes, is comprised of 20 women and 54 men
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Best moments at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics last two and a half weeks, but the moments last a lifetime. The 2018 Games were nothing short of exciting, with plenty of history made in PyeongChang. These are the best of the unforgettable moments.
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U.S. ends 42-year Olympic cross-country medal drought with historic gold

Jessie Diggins knew it was time to make a move if she wanted to end the United States' 42-year cross-country Olympic medal drought.
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Women's Team Pursuit Captures First U.S. Women's Speed Skating Medal In 16 Years

Heather Bergsma (High Point, N.C.), Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.), Mia Manganello (Crestview, Fla.) and Carlijn Schoutens (Heemstede, Netherlands) made history on Wednesday night from the Gangneung Oval, earning the first medal for the U.S. women long track team in 16 years. The trio of Bergsma, Bowe and Manganello took down Canada in the bronze medal race to bring home Team USA’s first Olympic medal in the women’s Team Pursuit.
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Utah Royals FC unveils inaugural season slate

2018 NWSL Season Tickets + April 14 Home Opener at Rio Tinto Stadium NOW On Sale;
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Westminster’s Brita Sigourney surprises even herself in winning women’s halfpipe bronze medal

Sigourney was nervous and nauseous and sitting in fourth place as she pointed her skis downward for her third and final run on Tuesday morning. Once she got going, Sigourney was in her element.
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Goepper Puts Down Slope Silver

Nick Goepper landed a stunning run on his final attempt to take silver on a day that many considered one of the strongest slopestyle skiing contests in history.
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With nothing to lose, Salt Lake's Nathan Chen risks it all and finds redemption

I just allowed myself to completely forget about expectations and just allow myself to be myself. I am glad I was able to show myself, and show everyone, that I can bounce back from a bad performance. And honestly, I am human. I make mistakes.
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John-Henry Krueger Skates To Silver In Men’s 1000m

Team USA short track speed skating earned its first medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as John-Henry Krueger (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won silver in the men’s 1000m at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday.
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Munciana authors rally to remember, wins 18 Elite title

With a game and a half in the books Monday at the Triple Crown Volleyball NIT, Munciana was down 0-1 and staring at a five-point deficit against Legacy in the title match of the 18 Elite, so calling the situation bleak might have actually been charitable.
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Triple Crown Volleyball NIT's 435 Teams To Take Over Salt Lake City

The sixth edition of the Triple Crown Volleyball NIT takes over nearly every square inch of the Salt Palace Convention Center, with match action running from Feb. 17-19 as more than 435 teams descend on Salt Lake City from around the nation.
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Brittany Bowe Secures Top-Five Finish In Women’s 1500m

ed by a strong performance from Brittany Bowe (Ocala, Fla.), Team USA secured a top-five finish in the women's 1500m at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at the Gangneung Oval on Monday evening.
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How A Home Olympics In Salt Lake City Inspired A Generation Of Team USA Athletes Competing At The 2018 Games

When Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, halfpipe snowboarder Kelly Clark won a gold medal in her Olympic debut. On the other side of the country in West Dover, Vermont, an 8-year-old Devin Logan watched her hometown hero compete.
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For Utah’s Pyeongchang Olympians, 2002 lit their fire within

Sixteen years later, Salt Lake City’s Winter Games have been a catalyst for a new generation of Utah athletes via Salt Lake Tribune, (photo courtesy Alice Chen) A young Nathan Chen, seen here at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, skates with his sister, Alice, and older brother Colin.
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A Golden Opportunity?: Weighing Another Olympic Bid for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Could Utah get another Winter games in 2030? The deadline for submissions was Thursday, February 1. So, would hosting the Olympics again, 28 years later, be a good thing for most Utahns?
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Photo Album: 2018 Bouldering Open National Championship

See top rank competitors and who topped the podium at the 2018 Bouldering Open National Championship. Photos by Greg Mionske Photography
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How To Watch Speed Skating At The 2018 Olympics

These listings, which are subject to change, offer daily highlights of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, programming across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app. During the PyeongChang Games, please consult NBCOlympics.com for the most complete daily listings.
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Injury Sidelines Nyman Prior to Olympics

Veteran downhiller Steven Nyman (Sundance, Utah) suffered an injury in Thursday’s FIS Alpine World Cup training run in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, which means he will miss the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.
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It's crunch time in the effort to bring the Winter Olympics back to Utah.

On Monday, the Olympic Exploratory Committee held a meeting at the University of Utah where they updated the effort to get the 2026 or 2030 Winter Games.
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Salt Lake could host Winter Olympics for less than cost of its 2002 Games, says committee

Salt Lake could host a future Winter Olympics for less than it cost to put on the 2002 games here, according to the first budget estimate completed by the Salt Lake Olympic Exploratory Committee.
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Xu and Burov come up huge in Deer Valley finale

Three days of FIS Freestyle Skiing action at Deer Valley Resort finished with bang on Friday night at the legendary resort, with Xu Mengtao (CHN) and Maxim Burov (RUS) claiming big victories in an explosive final.
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Kauf and Kingsbury on top to close out Deer Valley moguls

The second of the back-to-back 2018 Deer Valley (USA) moguls World Cup competitions went down on Thursday night on the Utah resort’s famed Champion moguls run, where 21-year-old Jaelin Kauf (USA) thrilled the huge US crowd with her second victory of the season and the one and only Mikael Kingsbury made it a “baker’s dozen” with his 13th straight victory.
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Canada's Mikael Kingsbury makes history in Deer Valley

One of the most storied venues in freestyle skiing saw a little more history made on its slopes on Wednesday night when Mikael Kingsbury (CAN) claimed his 12th-straight victory and the 47th of his career to become the all-time leader in mogul skiing wins.
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Three Podiums for USA Moguls

The U.S. Ski Team put on an impressive show on the first night of the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort Wednesday evening. With Jaelin Kauf (Alta, Wyo.) Securing Olympic Team Selection.
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2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah host communities

For the first time ever the Tour of Utah is heading to City of St. George in 2018 for a prologue.
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Deer Valley Hosts Visa Freestyle International

The world’s best moguls and aerials skiers are taking flight over Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah this week for the 20th-anniversary edition of the Visa Freestyle International. Athletes will compete in two single mogul World Cup events Jan. 10 and 11, followed by aerials on Jan. 12.
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USA Climbing Returns to Salt Lake City for Bouldering National Championships

USA Climbing is returning to the Salt Palace Convention Center for two weeks for their Bouldering National Championships. On February 2nd & 3rd, the Salt Palace will host USA Climbing's Bouldering Open National Championship.
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Ski Jumping Veteran Michael Glasder Makes First Olympic Team At Age 28

PARK CITY, Utah – Let's hear it for the veteran. At age 28, Michael Glasder flew to an upset victory Sunday by winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping and qualifying for Team USA in men’s ski jumping.
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Bryan Fletcher Qualifies For Second Olympic Team In Nordic Combine

PARK CITY, Utah – Bryan Fletcher hit the brother lode Saturday. Fletcher was the only athlete among two sets of contending brothers to qualify for Team USA in Nordic combined at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping.
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After Years Of Injuries, Ski Jumper Sarah Hendrickson Comes Back To Win Olympic Trials

PARK CITY, Utah – Sarah Hendrickson is flying high again. Hendrickson qualified for her second straight Olympic team Sunday, winning the women’s ski jumping event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping.
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Everything To Know About The U.S. Olympic Team Trials For Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping

Few winter sports mix agility and endurance like Nordic combined, which merges ski jumping with cross-country skiing in a contest whose roots extend back to the 19th century. Both of the attributes needed to excel in the sport will be on full display at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping Dec. 30-31 at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah.
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Sauerbrunn brings experience, accolades to Royals FC

Becky Sauerbrunn has officially been unveiled as a Utah Royals FC player. A World Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist, Sauerbrunn comes to the Utah side twice an NWSL champion and three-time NWSL Defender of the Year and current captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
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Final Skaters Named To U.S. Olympic Team As Short Track Trials Conclude

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Short Track concluded today from the Utah Olympic Oval with the men’s and women’s 1000m. John-Henry Krueger (Pittsburgh, Pa.) completed his sweep of the men’s individual distances, winning the men’s 1000m, while Lana Gehring (Glenview, Ill.) won the women’s 1000m.
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Maame Biney, J.R. Celski & Aaron Tran Punch Their Tickets To PyeongChang

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Established Names Headline Olympic Trials With Youngsters On The Rise

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42 National Champions Crowned on Final Day of 2017 USA Boxing Championships

The night began with 10 exciting “undercard” bouts consisting of junior and youth matchups, which saw Angel Martinez (Rockford, Ill.) take his second Youth National Championship, as well as Miguel Santana (Tampa, Fl
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Garcia Records Career Best World Cup Finish On Final Day Of World Cup Salt Lake

The fourth stop on the ISU Long Track World Cup circuit and the final Olympic qualification opportunity concluded today at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City, Utah. Skaters raced in the men’s and women’s 1000m, the women’s 3000m and the men’s 5000m.
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Mantia Secures Top-5 Finish In The Men’s 1500m At World Cup Salt Lake

The fourth stop on the ISU Long Track World Cup circuit and the final Olympic qualification opportunity continued today at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City, Utah. Skaters raced in the men’s and women’s 500m #2, 1500m and Mass Start finals.
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Farmington, Utah Business Wins Grand Prize Worth $25,000 In Annual 'Web.com Small Business of the Tour' Awards

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US Speedskating Announces Roster For ISU World Cup Salt Lake City

The U.S. long track speed skating squad returns home to the Utah Olympic Oval for their fourth installment of the 2017-18 ISU World Cup circuit – the final country quota spot qualification event before the Olympic Winter Games PeyongChang 2018.
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Real Salt Lake Owner Dell Loy Hansen Opens First of Eight Youth Academy Training Centers

SANDY/LOGAN, Utah (Monday, December 4, 2017) – Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen – joined by RSL MF Luke Mulholland, DF Justen Glad, North Logan City Mayor Lloyd Berentzen, Real Youth Academy President Jake Haueter and RSL Youth Academy Technical Director Will Rader – announced today that the club's North Logan Regional Training Facility is now officially open following today's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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USA Bobsled sweeps three races to dominate Park City North American Cup

PARK CITY, Utah (Dec. 1, 2017)- USA Bobsled athletes collected 15 medals in six North American Cup (NAC) races in Park City this week. The team swept the podium in both women’s bobsled races and one of the two-man competitions and earned two medals in the second two-man and each of the four-man races.
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Utah Royals FC unveils name, identity for 2018 NWSL season

Real Salt Lake’s 2018 National Women’s Soccer League entry – unveiled its name and identity, as well as details and pricing for the club’s inaugural NWSL season at Rio Tinto Stadium, kicking off in the heart of the Wasatch on Saturday, April 14.
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Utah Olympic Oval to host ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup December 8 through 10

Skaters will be racing in the following distances: 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m and Team Pursuit. General admission is $7
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Salt Lake City Selected As Host For 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Nov. 28, 2017) On Saturday, the Federation Internationale d'Escrime selected Salt Lake City to host the 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships during its annual Congress in Dubai.
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Team USA Secures Eight Short Track Olympic Quota Spots for PyeongChang 2018

US Speedskating secured a total of eight Olympic quota spots for the discipline of short track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang. Spots were awarded utilizing results from the four ISU World Cups during the 2017-18 season.
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Poll shows strong statewide support for hosting future Olympic Winter Games

Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee (OEC) discusses state’s readiness to host games during initial meeting
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Salt Lake Olympic Exploratory Committee wants to do better than ‘to just break even’ on a potential bid for 2026 or 2030 Games

By Aaron Falk — Whenever the possibility of hosting another Winter Olympics comes up, Utah leaders are quick to repeat their slogan, that they are “ready, willing and able.” More importantly, though, they want to be ready, willing and profitable.
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Defending title holder Jamie Greubel Poser takes first win of the season in Park City

Park City (RWH): The defending World Cup holder Jamie Greubel Poser of the USA has celebrated her first win of the Olympic season in Park City.
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Elena Nikitina wins Skeleton World Cup in Park City and sets new start record

Park City (RWH): Elena Nikitina of Russia has celebrated her second World Cup victory in Park City (USA). The athlete, who finished third at the Sochi Olympics, last took the top spot back in January 2013. Elena Nikitina has now secured her second World Cup victory at Utah Olympic Park, where she also set a new start record.
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World Champion Johannes Lochner wins 4-Man Bobsleigh World Cup in Park City

Park City (RWH): The World Champion Johannes Lochner of Germany has won the second 4-man bobsleigh race at the BMW IBSF World Cup in Park City (USA). Along with his brake team – made up of Marc Rademacher, Christopher Weber and Christian Rasp.
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National Women's Soccer League is coming to Utah

The highest level of professional women's soccer in the world - the National Women's Soccer League, featuring the best players from around the globe - has now arrived at the RioT. Watch press conference:
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Preview for BMW IBSF World Cup in Park City

After taking a break last season, the BMW IBSF World Cup is returning to the track in Park City for the Olympic season.
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US Speedskating Announces Short Track Olympic Team Trials Provisional Athletes

U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Short Track Speedskating tickets now on-sale at all Smith’s Tix locations
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Utah Olympic Park to host BMW IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup

In partnership with the International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), Utah Olympic Park will host the BMW IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. Athletes will compete for a World Cup title on sliding track used in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  Admission for spectators is free.
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New North American Survey Shows Broad Support For United Bid To Host 2026 FIFA World Cup

As Bid Moves into New Phase, more than Three Quarters of Adults in North America are in Favor of Hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup™
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U.S. Olympic Trials broadcast schedule

The Olympic Trials broadcasts will be for curling, hockey, ski jumping, short track and speed skating.
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Antoine Bizet Wins People's Choice Run presented by Utah Sports Commission

Watch Antoine Bizet as he rocked a crowd-roaring run earning himself the People's Choice award at the 2017 Red Bull Rampage. Take a ride along as he stomps a double backflip.
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Kurt Sorge Wins Red Bull Rampage 2017

VIRGIN, Utah — Red Bull Rampage has come to an end and Kurt Sorge has emerged victorious. Check out the full list of results below and stay tuned for a full rundown of photos and videos from Utah.
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MTB’s finest descend on Utah for rocky Red Bull Rampage spectacular.

Virgin, Utah (October 25, 2017) - Red Bull Rampage, the most coveted and challenging event in free ride mountain biking, promises to make the 2017 edition the best spectator and athlete experience in its 12-year history.
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2017 Huntsman World Senior Games conclude in style

ST. GEORGE – The Huntsman World Senior Games came to an end for another year Saturday in Utah’s Dixie, with an eye-popping number of participants taking part in the annual sports-fest.
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Building Has Begun at Red Bull Rampage 2017

VIRGIN, Utah — The time for waiting is over. Red Bull Rampage 2017 has arrived and finally the sounds of shovels and picks breaking ochre earth in Zion National Park, Utah are echoing around its high cliff walls. So what's going on now that boots are on the ground?!
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Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee (OEC)

Utah forms Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee to examine whether Utah is ready, willing and able to host future Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games
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US Speedskating Names 15 to the Long Track Fall World Cup Team

US Speedskating announced today its 2017-18 Long Track Fall World Cup roster following the four-day World Cup Qualifier at the Utah Olympic Oval.
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Utah forms Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee

SALT LAKE CITY (October 16, 2017) - A group of elected officials, business leaders and community leaders took an important step toward potentially hosting a future Olympic Winter Games, announcing the formation of an official Olympic/Paralympic Exploratory Committee (OEC).
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United Bid Committee Moves to Next State of Bid Process For 2026 FIFA World Cup

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Utah Championship Signs Three-Year Extension with Oakridge Country Club

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USA Boxing's national finals coming to Salt Lake City in December

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Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Moves Race Dates to Aug. 6-12 on 2018 International Cycling Calendar

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Mendez, Paterson win XTERRA Pan Am Championship

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Nathan Chen, Max Aaron Top Podium At U.S. International Figure Skating Classic

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2017 International Classic Set for Salt Lake City

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World's leading Off-Road Triathlon & Trail Running Races return to Ogden

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All-Star Elite Field set for XTERRA Pan Am Champs

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Athletes​ ​and​ ​Ticket​ ​Packages​ ​Announced​ ​for 2017​ ​Red​ ​Bull​ ​Rampage

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Fort-One Cities Across Canada, Mexico, and the United States Submit Bids to Serve As Host Cities in United Bid for 2026 FIFA World CUP

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