Baseball/softball, squash, and wrestling have made the shortlist for inclusion at the 2020 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday. In September, the sports will go before the full IOC board for a final vote on inclusion for the 2020 Games.
The three sports were chosen from a list of eight that also included karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding, and wushu. Each sport's international federation was given 30 minutes to present its case for inclusio... Read More
Good luck to anyone who wants to top this. Russian extreme sports star Valery Rozov, 48, recently completed the highest-ever BASE jump from the North Face of Mount Everest.
The over four-mile leap was meant to mark the 60th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay’s first ascent of Everest. Rozov spent more than two years preparing and developing a special new wingsuit for the jump.
After three weeks acclimatizing at Base Camp and a four-day hike to the jump point, Rozov stepp... Read More
Vail Resorts will take over operations of the Canyons Resort in Park City, marking the ski corporation's first expansion into Utah.
Under the terms of the long-term lease announced on Wednesday morning, Vail will take over management of Canyons from Utah-based Talisker Corporation for $25 million a year, adjusted for inflation, plus 42 percent of Vail's earnings over $35 million. It will be the 10th resort the company owns.
Vail Epic Pass holders will have access to the mountain.
The lease ... Read More
For the third year running, the Twin Cities—Minneapolis-St.Paul—were rated as the healthiest, fittest cities in the U.S. by the American College of Sports Medicine. At the bottom of the list, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Detroit, Michigan, checked in as least fit and the second least fit cities, respectively.
The annual index is based on smoking, exercise, obesity rates, chronic health problems, and access to health care. It also takes into account the availability of parks, recre... Read More
Nike announced Tuesday that it is cutting its ties with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong foundation, ending a nine-year relationship and its renewed commitment to back the charity last October.
Nike helped to create the charity's iconic bracelet, an international symbol for cancer survivors, and raise over $100 million toward cancer awareness.
Armstrong was pushed off the Livestrong board of directors in October. That same month, Nike dropped its personal sponsorship of Armstrong.
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