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Sport Oregon to Produce 10th Anniversary Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Presented by Subaru

Portland-based non-profit organization Sport Oregon will produce the 10th Anniversary Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Subaru on Sunday, September 1, along with a two-person Relay and new 5K Run/Walk.  The scenic 13.1 mile course begins at Stoller Family Estate near Dundee and winds its way past lush vineyards and expansive fields on country roads before finishing in downtown Carlton for its trademark post-race Wine & Music Festival, presented…

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The Oregon Sports Authority is Now Sport Oregon!

After more than 25 years as the state’s “Sports Authority,” we are thrilled to unveil our organization’s new, more contemporary and more relevant name: Sport Oregon.  In addition to our new identity and new logo displayed above, we are excited to reposition the organization to better reflect Portland and Oregon’s emerging status on the global sports stage.  We believe this change will help galvanize community, business and government support as…

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Oregon Sports Authority Announces Rebrand to Sport Oregon

Oregon’s premier sports economic development and community impact nonprofit today unveiled a new name and brand identity: Sport Oregon.  Previously known as the Oregon Sports Authority, the organization has selected a new identity to help to accelerate efforts to bring the highest levels of sport to the state. “We are excited to reposition the organization both locally and nationally to better reflect Portland and Oregon’s emerging status on the global…

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eUpdate – Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional

We are very excited to announce that the Oregon Sports Authority is the new owner/operator of the scenic and festive Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon.  The race will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this year on Sunday, September 1 – and you are cordially invited to join us!  We are excited to announce new entry prices, offered for a limited time – $88 for individuals, $77 for teams and $144 for…

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Female star athletes in Oregon inspire young girls

From the Oregon Ducks to the Oregon State Beavers, to the Thorns FC and University of Portland soccer teams, young ladies in Oregon can see first-hand what they can be someday. Experts say female sports participation is steadily on the rise in Oregon. Part of the growth of women’s sports they attribute to role models at the collegiate and professional levels. — Click below to view the entire story

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eUpdate – NCAA Women’s Regional Starts Friday

Experience March Madness at Moda Center this Friday and Sunday as Portland hosts the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional.  The Sweet 16 doubleheader on Friday evening will feature #1 seed Mississippi State vs. Arizona State and #2 seed University of Oregon vs. South Dakota State, with the two winners playing Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for the right to advance to the NCAA Women’s Final Four.  The Oregon Sports Authority is…

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eUpdate – Celebrate Women in Sport and March Madness, USA Climbing National Championships in Bend

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to invite you to a very special event celebrating women in sports on the afternoon of February 26th.  Please join us for Beyond the Baseline: Women Winning in the Workplace, as we preview the upcoming NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Final hosted by Oregon State University at Moda Center and announce the planned launch of WISE Portland, a professional development and networking organization for women…

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eUpdate – Portland MLB Announcement, NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional and Pro Sports Forum

Portland Diamond Project (PDP), the organization behind the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, recently announced it has signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the Port’s 45-acre Terminal 2 property north of the Pearl District.  PDP unveiled stunning renderings of an iconic, state-of-the-art ballpark along the Willamette River, which has the potential to become a transformative Portland landmark. — Click below to…

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Portland Diamond Project Announces Agreement to Develop Terminal 2 Property

Portland Diamond Project (PDP), the organization behind the effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, today announced it has signed an agreement in principle with the Port of Portland to develop the Port’s 45-acre Terminal 2 property, according to PDP Founder and President Craig Cheek. “We believe this has the potential to be a transformative landmark project for this city,” Cheek said. “Building an iconic, state-of-the-art ballpark along the…

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eUpdate – IndyCar, Olympic Trials, Little League Softball and Big-time Golf

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to welcome big-time auto racing back to our region when the stars of IndyCar race to the finish in the 2018 Grand Prix of Portland over Labor Day weekend.  The second-to-last race on the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule will take place on August 31 – September 2 at Portland International Raceway, along with several other races and an exciting fan festival.  This will…

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Eugene to host 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

Eugene has been selected by the USATF Board of Directors as the site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. Showcasing more than 1,000 Olympic-hopeful athletes competing for the right to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field are slated for June 19-28, 2020, at Hayward Field. With eight days of competition over…

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eUpdate – Portland’s Future Marathon, TrackTown Youth League Championship, Wine Country Half Marathon, Oregon Sports Awards

The Oregon Sports Authority recently submitted a formal proposal to conduct the City’s of Portland’s new annual marathon beginning in 2019.  Our board of directors and staff are very excited about this unique opportunity, and we believe the Oregon Sports Authority offers a compelling vision to produce a world-class event — one that is beloved by local residents and visitors, showcases the best of our city and fully engages the…

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News Release – Winners Announced for 66th Oregon Sports Awards

Top Oregon professional and amateur athletes, teams, coaches, administrators, and supporters were honored at the 66th annual Oregon Sports Awards, hosted by Nike and presented by Hewlett-Packard. University of Oregon alum and Hall of Famer, Jordan Kent, hosted the event at the Stanford Theatre at Nike World Headquarters. NBC Sports Northwest aired a live broadcast of the show, covering the red carpet, pre and post events as well. Award winners…

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News Release: TrackTown Youth League Championship Meet Saturday

More than 500 kids representing 125 communities from across the Northwest will converge this Saturday, June 9 under the lights at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon for the 2018 TrackTown Youth League Championship, presented by Providence Sports Medicine.  The TrackTown Youth League Championship will be the final track meet to take place within the current confines of Historic Hayward Field, which will be transformed into the finest track…

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eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League, Northwest Shootout, USA BMX Nationals

The 2018 TrackTown Youth League, presented by Providence Sports Medicine, begins Monday, April 16 in Newberg with the first of 15 free all-comer track meets for kids ages 7 to 14.  Meets will occur throughout April and May in North Portland, Hood River, Coos Bay, Willamina (new location!), Hillsboro, Medford, La Grande, Warrenton, Salem, Eugene, East Portland, Klamath Falls, Bend and Hermiston. — Click below to view the entire eUpdate

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eUpdate – U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships Start Tomorrow

The 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships will begin tomorrow afternoon and run through Saturday evening at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, as the Oregon Sports Authority and Oregon Skating Council host 1,600 skaters from 89 of the nation’s top synchronized skating teams.  The sport of synchronized skating features a rare combination of athleticism, artistry and teamwork, with up to 20 skaters performing choreographed routines in unison.

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eUpdate – U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, Oregon Sports Summit

Next month the Oregon Sports Authority will serve as a co-host to 89 of the nation’s top synchronized skating teams at the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, on February 22-24 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  The sport of synchronized skating features a rare combination of athleticism, artistry and teamwork, as up to 20 skaters perform complicated routines on the ice in unison.  View our 30-second video to learn more about this…

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News Release: Portland to Host 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

Portland is set to host the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships on February 22-24 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  The event will bring more than 1,600 figure skaters from 89 of the nation’s top synchronized skating teams, and serve as the U.S. selection event for the 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championships.  Tickets, starting at just $25 per day plus applicable service fees, are now on sale at rosequarter.com. Synchronized skating consists…

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eUpdate – New Executive Director, Dam City Classic, Synchronized Skating Tickets and PK80 Highlights

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce the hiring of sports marketing and events veteran Jim Etzel as our new Executive Director, beginning January 1, 2018.  Jim is native Oregonian and the founder, CEO and Chairman of ETZEL Agency, a national live event and brand experience firm headquartered in Portland.  He brings to the Oregon Sports Authority more than 30 years of leadership experience in sports and event marketing…

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Oregon Sports Authority Selects Sports Marketing and Events Veteran Jim Etzel as New Executive Director

The Oregon Sports Authority announced today that it has selected sports marketing and events veteran Jim Etzel as its new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2018.  A native Oregonian and the founder, CEO and Chairman of ETZEL Agency, a national live event and brand experience firm headquartered in Portland, Etzel brings to the Oregon Sports Authority more than 30 years of leadership experience in sports and event marketing and management. …

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eUpdate – PK80, IndyCar, Thorns Championship, Cirque du Soleil

In the summer of 2012, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis began to form plans for an unprecedented 16-team men’s college basketball event in Portland, all to honor Nike’s Phil Knight and celebrate his 80th birthday.  The Oregon Sports Authority welcomed the visionary concept and provided early support to efforts that helped pave the way from vision to reality.  Now – more than five years later – PK80 is almost…

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eUpdate – Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Disaster Relief, Street Soccer USA and New Members

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame will induct a class of six new members during its annual induction ceremony on Tuesday, September 19.  This year’s class includes: two-time Olympic Decathlon gold medalist and five-time World Champion Ashton Eaton, Olympic Heptathlon medalist and World Champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton, longtime Roseburg High School football coach Thurman Bell, adaptive sports paralympic swimming gold medalist Aaron Paulson, the 2002 University of Portland Women’s Soccer Team (NCAA…

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eUpdate – Little League Softball, WinCo Foods Portland Open, Cambia Portland Classic

Little League softball teams from the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, Czech Republic and Puerto Rico are in Portland this week to compete in the 2017 Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy. The action began earlier today and will culminate next week with the semifinals and finals, broadcast live on ESPN2. A total of 10 teams are participating in the event, including hometown favorite South Beaverton Little League. —…

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eUpdate – Hillsboro Hops to Host All-Star Game, Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, World Footbag Championships

The Hillsboro Hops will host the 2017 Northwest League vs Pioneer League All-Star Game at Ron Tonkin Field on the evening of August 1, the culmination of three days packed with All-Star festivities. The All-Star Game pits many of the best young prospects in baseball from the Northwest League and Pioneer League, with a total of 14 MLB franchises represented. — Click below to view the entire eUpdate.

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Job Opening – Executive Director

The Oregon Sports Authority is currently seeking candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director. Under the guidance of the Oregon Sports Authority Board of Directors, the Executive Director serves as the organization’s lead staff person, responsible for executing the vision of the board, managing the organization’s finances and overseeing a four-person staff. — Click below to view the job description

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eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League Championship, My Title 9

More than 450 kids representing 125 communities from across the Northwest will converge this Saturday evening at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon for the 2017 TrackTown Youth League Championship presented by Providence Sports Medicine. This very special meet will mark the culmination of 14 free all-comer track meets across Oregon for kids ages 7-14, with the top two finishers in each event and age group earning a qualifying…

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eUpdate – Portland to host NCAA Basketball Tournament, TrackTown Youth League and Urban Clash Games

We are thrilled to announce that Oregon State University has been selected to host three NCAA Basketball Tournament events at the Moda Center between 2019 and 2022.  Portland will host the NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional in 2019 and 2020, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball first and second rounds in 2022.  In partnership with Oregon State University, the Rose Quarter and Travel Portland, the Oregon Sports Authority is honored to be…

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eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League, NW Shootout, Rose Festival Half Marathon, USA BMX

The 2017 TrackTown Youth League, presented by Providence Sports Medicine, heads to Hillsboro this week, after debuting last Tuesday in Hermiston.  The second of 14 free all-comer youth track meets across Oregon will take place Saturday morning at Century High School, followed by meets this month in Newberg and North Portland.  Top finishers at each meet will advance to the TrackTown Youth League Championship on June 10, following the conclusion…

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eUpdate – Synchronized Skating Championships, TrackTown Youth League Schedule, USA Badminton Masters International

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce that U.S. Figure Skating has selected Portland to host the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 22-24, 2018.  The event will attract nearly 100 of the top synchronized skating teams in the country, totaling more than 1,600 competitors.  Teams from across the nation will descend on Portland to vie for national synchronized skating titles and the chance…

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News Release – Portland selected to host 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships

U.S. Figure Skating announced the selection of Portland, Oregon, as the host city for the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships February 22-24, 2018. Competition will be held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The event, which has been held every year since 1984, plays host to the top synchronized skating teams in the country. Over 1,600 competitors from nearly 100 teams will descend on Portland for five days to vie for…

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News Release: Masters Int’l Championships Head to the Northwest

The Oregon Badminton Academy, with support from the Oregon Sports Authority and Washington County Visitors Association, will host the 2017 U.S. Masters International Championships in Portland, Oregon on May 18-21, 2017. The Oregon Badminton Academy is a dedicated badminton facility with 20,000 square feet and a 30-foot ceiling height, creating a perfect environment for serious and dedicated badminton players. The Oregon Sports Authority and Washington County Visitors Association are working…

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eUpdate – PK80 Tickets, Oregon Sports Summit and USA Curling

All-session and Moda Center only ticket packages are now available for “PK80,” the Phil Knight Invitational, featuring 16 of the best men’s college basketball teams competing in two tournaments at the Rose Quarter this November.  Secure your seats now to see the deepest collection of college hoops talent ever assembled at one location: Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, UCONN, Florida, Georgetown, Oregon, Stanford, Texas, Oklahoma, Gonzaga, Butler, Ohio State, Arkansas,…

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eUpdate – Roller Derby Championship, Big Wave Surfing and Tennis Legends

Portland will host the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association 2016 World Championship this week, as 16 roller derby teams from across the globe compete for glory on November 4-6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The current WFTDA World Champions, Rose City Rollers’ Wheels of Justice, will attempt to defend their title against elite teams from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Broadcast live on ESPN3, the International WFTDA Championship is a…

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Roller Derby Teams Visiting Portland for World Championship Expected to Generate $1.4 Million in Economic Impact

Portland is set to host the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) 2016 World Championship this week, as 16 roller derby teams from across the globe compete for glory on November 4-6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Local hotels, restaurants and retail businesses are poised to see substantial benefits from an estimated $1.4 million economic impact generated by WFTDA teams, officials and fans, during what is typically a slower time of…

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Today’s eUpdate – Phil Knight Invitational College Hoops, Hillsboro to Host All-Star Game

The Rose Quarter will host one of the greatest events in college basketball history next November: PK80 — the Phil Knight Invitational, featuring 16 of the best men’s college teams in the nation.  Participating teams include Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, UCONN, Florida, Georgetown, Oregon, Texas, Gonzaga, Portland State and the University of Portland.  PK80 will honor Nike co-founder and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight in advance of…

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eUpdate – Oregon Olympians shine in Rio, WinCo Foods Portland Open, Urban Clash

A remarkable 55 Olympians with ties to Oregon participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, highlighted by a multitude of exhilarating medal-winning performances.  Portland resident and Oregon grad Matthew Centrowitz shocked the world by taking home gold in the men’s 1,500-meter race, the first U.S. runner to do so since 1908.  Oregon native Ashton Eaton earned his second consecutive gold medal in the decathlon, once again cementing his title…

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Davis Cup brings fans, money, attention to the Beaverton area

The ball is tossed skyward. The tennis racket sweeps forward at speed. The ball is struck. But what happens next? Is it an ace, a fault, a whiff or something in between? Following the Davis Cup event at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, that same question is worth asking about Beaverton. With the city hosting one of the highest-profile events in professional tennis for the first…

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eUpdate – Wine Country Half Marathon, TrackTown Youth League Championship, International Soccer in Eugene

The Oregon Sports Authority and Destination Races are pleased to invite you to join nearly 2,000 runners at the seventh annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on Saturday, August 13 in the scenic and serene wine country of Yamhill County. The Half Marathon strolls through the back roads of the Yamhill Valley as runners are guided through a vineyard-lined adventure brimming with small town charm and stunning sunrise views. The…

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eUpdate – Davis Cup Tennis, TrackTown Youth League, Footvolley and More

In partnership with the United States Tennis Association and Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce that the U.S. Davis Cup Team will face Croatia in the 2016 Davis Cup Quarterfinal on July 15-17 at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton.  The men’s pro tennis team event will feature two singles matches on July 15, a doubles match on July 16, and…

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Portland to host Davis Cup quarterfinal tie with Croatia

The last time Team USA played Davis Cup tennis in Portland, Ore., the U.S. captured the biggest prize in the game. Nine years on from its 2007 finals victory, the red, white and blue will descend on Oregon with its eye on the trophy once again. The Davis Cup will return to the Portland area this summer for the first time since America’s 2007 title triumph over Russia as the…

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2016 TrackTown Youth League schedule announced

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce the 2016 TrackTown Youth League schedule, with 14 free all-comer track meets across the state for kids ages 8-14. View the full schedule below and go to the TrackTown Youth League website for more information. 2016 TrackTown Youth League Schedule May 7 – Hood River May 18 – Coos Bay May 22 – North Portland May 24 – Eugene May 27 –…

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Citifyd Demonstrates Tech Forward Parking Service at Portland Trail Blazers Digital Showcase Event

Citifyd, a pioneering digital platform that streamlines event parking, has been retained by the Portland Trail Blazers as one of its key digital partners and was featured this week at the Trail Blazer’s Digital Showcase event at Portland’s Moda Center. Citifyd’s parking solution, which is now available to Trail Blazers ticket holders, comes from a close collaboration between the two partners to develop a technologically advanced parking amenity that creates…

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eUpdate – World Indoor Track & Field Championships, USA BMX Nationals and Upcoming Events

Portland will become the center of the track and field universe this month as the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships take place on U.S. soil for only the second time in history, March 17-20 at the Oregon Convention Center.  Approximately 600 athletes from 169 countries around the globe will descend on Portland to compete for world titles and take the first step toward the Road to Rio and the 2016…

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eUpdate – Synchronized Skating Next Week, World Track & Field Championships and More

We are pleased to offer you special access to discounted tickets for the 2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships on January 27-31 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum! Witness a rare combination of sport and spectacle as more than 2,400 skaters – ranging in age from 7 to 74 – compete in U.S. Figure Skating’s largest annual event and one of the largest figure skating events in the world. — Click below…

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eUpdate – Timbers in MLS Cup, Return of the Far West Classic, Portland State in FCS Playoffs

The Portland Timbers are preparing to face Columbus Crew SC this Sunday in MLS Cup – Major League Soccer’s championship match – with a chance to claim the league title in just their fifth MLS season. The Timbers epic playoff run has been highlighted by moments of incredible soccer drama, including “the greatest penalty kick shootout in MLS history.” The championship match will be shown live on ESPN on Sunday…

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eUpdate – Synchronized Skating, Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Upcoming Events

This January, more than 100 synchronized skating teams will travel to Portland for the 2016 Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is U.S. Figure Skating’s largest annual event and one of the largest synchronized skating events in the world. Tickets are now on sale and we are pleased to offer you special discount codes (SYNCHRO for one-day tickets; SKATE for all-session tickets), good…

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Inaugural Play It Forward Grant, Awards Celebrate Getting Kids Active

Oregon Sports Awards is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Play It Forward Award and Fund, sponsored by Nike and Providence Health & Service. Nike and Providence are committed to helping kids be physically active as an integral part of building healthier communities, and are partnering to recognize and award outstanding efforts to get kids moving in Oregon. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer kids have the opportunity today to…

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Portland to Host 2016 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships

This January, more than 100 synchronized skating teams will travel to Portland for the 2016 Midwestern and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is U.S. Figure Skating’s largest annual event and one of the largest synchronized skating events in the world. The event is slated to run January 27-31, 2016, with tickets going on sale October 17 at rosequarter.com. The event is being organized locally…

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eUpdate – NWSL Championship, Hops Win Title, Play It Forward, Race the Reaper

Building on its well-deserved reputation as the one of the world’s top cities for women’s soccer, Portland will host the National Women’s Soccer League’s Championship match between Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City on October 1 at Providence Park. The Reign are led by former University of Portland and current U.S. Women’s National Team star Megan Rapinoe, while FC Kansas City features four members of the recent Women’s World…

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Play It Forward Award Fund Announced

Positive experiences in sport and physical activity are critical to developing healthy kids and building healthy communities. That’s why as part of the Play It Forward Award, presenting sponsors Nike and Providence have also donated a combined $50,000 to kick start the new Play It Forward Award Fund managed by the Oregon Sports Authority Foundation. The Play It Forward Award Fund supports nonprofit organizations that are providing access to physical…

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eUpdate – U.S. Women’s Amateur, Little League Softball, Big-time Golf and FAST Camp

History will be made this week as 156 women’s golfers from around the globe compete in the 115th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the historic and challenging Portland Golf Club. The action teed off yesterday with stroke play and will transition to match play tomorrow through Sunday until a champion is crowned. Come see the future stars of golf up close as they pursue their dreams – admission, parking and…

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eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League, Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon and More

More than 200 kids from 70 cities across the Northwest descended on Hayward Field in Eugene last month for a very special evening of track and field at the 2015 TrackTown Youth League Championship presented by Providence Health & Services. The Championship meet served as a celebration of the sport of track and field in Oregon, after more than 1,000 kids competed in 12 TrackTown Youth League all-comer meets across…

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Oregon Youth to Compete Saturday in TrackTown Youth League Championship

More than 240 kids representing 70 cities across the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington will converge Saturday, June 27 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon for the 2015 TrackTown Youth League Championship presented by Providence Health & Services. The meet will begin at 7:00 p.m., following the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships. Saturday’s event will mark the culmination of 12 free all-comer track meets across Oregon…

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eUpdate – TrackTown Youth League, Portland Thunder, NCAA Track & Field Championships

The 2015 TrackTown Youth League season got off to a fantastic start this week as 70 kids descended on the Marshfield High track in Coos Bay to compete in the venue made famous by legendary distance runner Steve Prefontaine. Created by the Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA, the TrackTown Youth League presented by Providence Health & Services is a series of FREE all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to…

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TrackTown Youth League Announces 2015 Schedule

The Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA are proud to announce the 2015 TrackTown Youth League presented by Providence Health & Services, a series of 12 all-comer youth track meets across the state this spring.  TrackTown Youth League meets are free of charge and open to boys and girls 8-14 years of age.  No prior track and field experience is needed.  Top finishers from each meet will advance to the…

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eUpdate – World Track & Field Championships Awarded to Oregon, TrackTown Youth League and Urban Clash Games

The IAAF’s crown jewel of track and field, the World Championships, will be held in the United States for the first time in 2021. In a special vote earlier today in Beijing, the 27-member IAAF Council awarded the 2021 World Championships to the United States and the state of Oregon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for the sport in this country, the City of Eugene and local…

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Eugene, TrackTown USA to host 2021 IAAF World Championships

The IAAF’s crown jewel of track and field, the World Championships, will be held in the United States for the first time in 2021. In a special vote at its meetings in Beijing, the 27-member IAAF Council awarded the 2021 World Championships to the United States and the state of Oregon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for the sport in this country, the City of Eugene and local…

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Portland to Host 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship

Portland has secured the bid for one of the biggest LGBT sporting events in the world, the 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship. Portland, a surprise choice when pitted against a rival proposal from New York, won the bid after an extended deadline and a multi-agency effort to to bring the tournament to the Northwest. The Net Rippers Football Club, an LGBT soccer club in Portland, were…

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eUpdate – NCAA Tournament Teams Announced, World Indoor Track Championships Celebration

March Madness is about to descend on Portland as eight of the nation’s best college basketball teams compete for a chance to advance to the Sweet Sixteen at the Moda Center this week. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship tips off Thursday as the 5th ranked Arizona Wildcats take on Texas Southern, followed by a terrific match-up between VCU and Ohio State. — Click below to view the entire eUpdate

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eUpdate – NCAA Tournament, Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon and Annual Report

The Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to once again join the University of Oregon, Rose Quarter and Travel Portland to host the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Portland on March 19 and 21. While we don’t yet know which teams are coming to Portland, we do know from past experience that fans can expect to see dramatic finishes, legendary coaches and a frenzied collegiate atmosphere unlike…

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View the Oregon Sports Authority Annual Report

Recap an incredible year of sports in Oregon, from the MLS All-Star Game to the Dew Tour and TrackTown Youth League, plus get a glimpse into future possibilities like the NBA All-Star Game. We are pleased to present the Oregon Sports Authority Annual Report – click the image above to view!

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eUpdate – Cyber Monday Offer for March Madness, Welcome New Members and Upcoming Events

In partnership with the University of Oregon, Rose Quarter and Travel Portland, the Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to be hosting the second and third rounds of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship next March at Moda Center. Thanks to a special Cyber Monday promotion available now through December 3, you can save 10% off tickets in the 300 level and be a part of March Madness in…

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eUpdate – Portland Marathon, NBA All-Star Bid, TrackTown Youth League, USA Fencing

Runners and walkers from all 50 states and 29 countries will descend on Portland this weekend for the Portland Marathon, Sports and Fitness Expo, Portland Marathon Half, 10K Family Walk, Event Directors’ College and Kids’ Fun Run & Festival. While the main events are sold out, registration is still open for the Kids’ Fun Run & Festival on Saturday morning at the Lincoln High School track. There are four Fun…

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Volunteer at the Portland Marathon, USA Fencing North American Cup

There are several volunteer opportunities available for Portland Marathon Weekend on October 3-5, including registration at the expo, volunteering at the start/finish area, medical volunteers, aid stations and more! This October Portland is again hosting a national fencing tournament, the USA Fencing North American Cup on October 10-13! Please visit the link below for more information about volunteering at both of these events.

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Trail Blazers submit bid to host NBA All-Star Game

Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a reality by submitting a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Rip City. “For our fan base, it’s long overdue, particularly in one of the few…

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eUpdate – Dew Tour on Broadway, Big-time Golf and World Disc Golf Championships

A three-block stretch in the heart of downtown Portland will be transformed this weekend into an epic action sports setting for the Dew Tour’s Toyota City Championships. Top skateboard and BMX athletes are returning to their roots to ride a downhill streetstyle course on SW Broadway between Jefferson and Salmon. A BMX Dirt competition and Skateboard Best Trick event get things going on Saturday evening, followed by Streetstyle BMX and…

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eUpdate – MLS All-Star Week, Little League Softball, Wine Country Half Marathon, FootGolf

Beginning tomorrow Portland will host an unprecedented week-long celebration of soccer, culminating with the 2014 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game Wednesday evening at Providence Park. MLS All-Stars will take on one of the world’s top soccer clubs, FC Bayern Munich and several players from the World Cup Champion German National Team. The days leading up to the All-Star Game are jam-packed with interactive festivities hosted by the Portland Timbers…

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eUpdate – World Cup Viewing, Run TrackTown Youth League, World Junior Championships and Synchronized Skating

World Cup fans are invited to come together this Sunday to celebrate the FIFA World Cup Final during a public viewing party in Portland’s living room, Pioneer Courthouse Square. This will mark the third consecutive World Cup during which thousands of soccer fans have gathered at Pioneer Square to witness the final match. The party kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the Germany vs. Argentina final match shown at Noon…

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eUpdate – Run TrackTown Youth League, Spectacular Summer of Sport and FAST Camp

The Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA are proud to announce the inaugural season of the Run TrackTown Youth League, a series of seven all-comer track meets across Oregon this summer. Top finishers will advance to the Run TrackTown Youth League Championship meet on July 26 at Hayward Field, as part of the final weekend of festivities surrounding the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships in Eugene. — Click…

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TrackTown USA and Oregon Sports Authority Announce Run TrackTown Youth League

TrackTown USA and the Oregon Sports Authority are proud to announce the inaugural season of the Run TrackTown Youth League, a series of seven all-comer track meets to be held across the state this summer. Top finishers will advance to the Run TrackTown Youth League Championship meet on July 26 at Hayward Field, as part of the final weekend of festivities surrounding the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene. Run…

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Dew Tour returning to Portland this summer with streetstyle event

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Dew Tour will return to Portland for a two-day streetstyle-focused event, August 16-17. NBC will air two and a half hours of original programming from the Toyota City Championships, as well as two hours on NBCSN. “With its heritage of action sports, Portland is an ideal host city for Dew Tour events, demonstrated for seven straight years after coming in as a founding host city…

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eUpdate – Portland Thunder, Stanley Cup and New Members

The Portland Thunder are bringing high-energy, bone-jarring arena football to the Moda Center, kicking off their inaugural season on Monday, March 17 against the San Jose SaberCats. Season tickets start as low as $99 and single-game tickets are available as well. Come welcome Portland’s newest professional sports franchise and experience the unique atmosphere of arena football, which gives the crowd a chance to virtually be part of the game. High-five…

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eUpdate – Tennis Legends, USA Fencing Junior Olympics, Wine Country Half Marathon

See tennis legends Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and James Blake compete in PowerShares Series Tennis at the Moda Center on February 27. This one-night tennis tournament with four of the best American tennis players in history will feature two semifinal matches followed by a championship match. Get the Rose Quarter’s Family 4 Pack featuring four discounted tickets, four hot dogs or popcorn, and four sodas, and save up…

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Portland selected to host 2016 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships

We are thrilled to report a major event announcement this morning: the IAAF voted unanimously today to award the World Indoor Track & Field Championships to Portland in March 2016. A delegation led by USA Track & Field and TrackTown USA presented Portland’s bid to the IAAF Council this morning, including presentations by TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna, Oregon Sports Authority board Vice-President Doug Obletz and Gail Shibley, Chief of…

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eUpdate – Portland Marathon, Gateway Green, New Members

Runners and walkers from all 50 states and 31 countries will descend on Portland this weekend for the 43rd annual Portland Marathon, Sports and Fitness Expo, Portland Marathon Half, 10K Family Walk, Event Directors’ College and Kids’ Fun Run & Festival. Many runners and walkers will be participating in the Marathon’s “Speak with Your Feet” fundraising campaign to honor and support victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in April. This…

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eUpdate – USA Cycling Nationals, Safeway Classic, Atlas Race

The 2013 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships are expected to draw more than 3,500 competitors, support staff, and fans to the Bend area next week for five days of exciting bike racing. The event will kick off on Wednesday with a time trial that starts in Prineville and runs along the scenic Crooked River. Road racing events then shift to the picturesque and imposing peaks of Mt. Bachelor, culminating…

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eUpdate – MLS All-Star Game, Little League Softball, Wine Country Half Marathon and more

Major League Soccer, the Portland Timbers and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales joined together earlier this month to announce that Portland will host the 2014 MLS All-Star Game at JELD-WEN Field – the city’s first ever All-Star Game in a major professional sport. The annual showcase event will feature several days of festivities in late July/early August, culminating with a match between the league’s top players and a renowned international club…

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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon expected to draw more than 2,200 runners; Olympian Kara Goucher to speak at race expo

The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Subaru, is fast approaching on Sunday, September 1. The scenic 13.1-mile race starts at Stoller Family Estate Winery, and finishes in downtown Carlton at Main and Pine Streets. Produced by Destination Races, the event is the fourth of six in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. Over 2,200 runners are expected to compete in the race this year. Kara Goucher,…

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eUpdate – Gold Cup Soccer, Street League Skateboarding, Pro Tennis

One week from today the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team will make its first appearance in Portland in over a decade, taking on Belize in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup at JELD-WEN Field. As part of a group stage doubleheader also featuring a match between Costa Rica and Cuba, the Gold Cup offers a rare chance to experience the intensity and passion of international soccer competition. The biannual event composed…

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