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  • IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games apnews.com - Dick Pound, the longest-serving member of the IOC, estimates there’s a three-month window to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, which are being threatened by the fast-spreading virus from China.
  • Industry veteran Norb Garrett exits Adventure Sports Network shop-eat-surf.com - The news comes the same week that owner American Media laid off the entire editorial staff of Men’s Journal in New York and announced that magazine’s editorial operations will be merged with...
  • Spartan offers relief for cancelled Tough Mudder events obstacleracingmedia.com - According to Spartan Race's CEO Joe Desena, Tough Mudder tickets for any event not held will be transferable to any other Tough Mudder event in 20/21. Additionally, registrants will also receive two...
  • Garmin’s Q4 beats expectations on strong fitness growth sgbonline.com - Garmin Ltd. reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations and provided an upbeat outlook for 2020. All of Garmin’s business segments beat expectations, led by Fitness, up 34 percent; Marine and Aviation, both...
  • Yeti Announces Secondary Stock Offering shop-eat-surf.com - YETI Holdings, Inc. (“YETI”) (NYSE: YETI) announced today the commencement of an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) of 15,000,000 shares of YETI’s common stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • The first all-backcountry ski resort opens in Colorado snewsnet.com - Bluebird Backcountry, a “human-powered” resort 20 miles north of Kremmling, Colorado, with 300 acres of avalanche-evaluated inbound territory, another 1,200 acres of true backcountry terrain, and exactly zero chairlifts has now...
  • Arizona Is Getting an 11-Acre Surfing Wave Park That Generates 1,000 Waves Per Hour theinertia.com - When it comes to technology that’s winning (so much winning! you’ll be tired of winning!) in terms of feasible operations, look no further than Wavegarden. The Cove technology is popping up in...
  • Female Adventurers Launch Magazine by and for Women gearjunkie.com - It’s 2020, and women are still underrepresented in coverage of sports and the outdoors. Two women are hoping to change that with HiHeyHello, a print magazine celebrating women’s outdoor culture.
  • Cancellations, consolidations drag down Emerald’s 2019 sgbonline.com - Emerald Expositions Events Inc. on Thursday announced revenue declines of 21.2 percent for the fourth quarter and 5.2 percent for the full year of 2019 driven by event cancellations, including Surf Expo,...
  • The Great Fitness Scam outsideonline.com - The United States leads the world in spending for health and fitness but still ranks lowest in measurements of actual health. How do we break the cycle?
  • Spartan officially acquires Tough Mudder UK obstacleracingmedia.com - As has been reported in recent weeks, Spartan has been acquiring the UK properties of Tough Mudder. Today it became official and all events scheduled for 2020 will occur as planned. This...
  • Under Armour misses Q4 targets and delivers weak outlook sgbonline.com - Under Armour Inc. reported an unexpected fourth-quarter loss and missed Wall Street estimates for its revenues. The company also warned of soft 2020 results and said it’s considering another massive restructuring initiative...
  • Strava hits 50 million athletes and 3 billion activity uploads endurancebusiness.com - Strava athletes shared more than 1 billion activities in the last 13 months, surpassing 3 billion total activity uploads to the social fitness community since its founding in 2009.
  • Columbia Sportswear hits $3 billion milestone sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear reported fourth-quarter results, that generally came in line with guidance, and was able to surpass $3 billion in annual sales for the first time in its history.
  • Security guard charged with murder at Timberland’s New Hampshire headquarters snewsnet.com - A 20-year-old security guard, Robert Pavao, was charged with second-degree murder on Monday for the stabbing death of a 46-year-old woman at the headquarters of Timberland, in Stratham, New Hampshire.
  • Sports Illustrated’s Fittest 50 2020 si.com - Sports Illustrated ranked the best-conditioned male and female athletes in the world, consulting trainers, exercise physiologists and performance experts with experience across the college, pro and Olympic levels of sports to evaluate athletes on the...
  • Do CBD lotions and balms actually work? outsideonline.com - In surveys of CBD users, pain management is always one of the top reasons given for using nonintoxicating cannabis products. So it makes sense that nearly all brands, especially those targeting athletes, now offer topical...
  • GoPro shares fall 15% on disappointing results marketwatch.com - GoPro Inc.’s stock is a no-go after it reported quarterly results that underwhelmed Wall Street. The digital-camera company reported fourth-quarter revenue of $528 million, vs. $566 million expected by analysts polled by...
  • Tokyo Olympics organizers look on anxiously as coronavirus menaces the Games washingtonpost.com - Japan's Olympic organizers knew that hosting the Games in July would mean hot weather for athletes and spectators. They were not expecting a major epidemic to force them to take everyone's temperature...
  • The problem with Colin O’Brady nationalgeographic.com - The polar explorer says he crossed Antarctica alone and "unassisted." Critics say he's embellishing his accomplishments in pursuit of fame.
  • French/West/Vaughan Acquires Outdoor Lifestyle PR And Brand Marketing Agency CGPR snewsnet.com - French/West/Vaughan (FWV) one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, announced the acquisition of CGPR, a PR and consumer brand marketing agency specializing in the active lifestyle,...
  • This Backcountry Resort Is 100-Percent Human Powered outsideonline.com - Bluebird Backcountry is set to open in Colorado next month with 1,500 acres on Peak Ranch, near Steamboat Springs, plus a lodge, warming huts, gear rentals, and ski patrol. But instead of...
  • Nepal Shutters Two Mountain Clinics as Travel Insurance Scam Continues adventureblog.net - One of the biggest stories out of Nepal over the past couple of years was the revelation of an ongoing travel insurance scam that was costing companies millions of dollars.

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