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August 2015 14 www.sportseventsmagazine.com GOVERNING Bodies t USOC Opts Out Of Boston 2024 Olympic Bid COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The United States Olympic Committee has opted not to bid on the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. "Notwithstanding the promise of the original vision for the bid, and the soundness of the plan developed under Steve Paglicua (Boston 2024 chair), we have not been able to get a majority of the citizens of Boston to support hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Therefore, the USOC does not think that the level of support enjoyed by Boston's bid would allow it to prevail over great bids from Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Budapest or Toronto," said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. "Boston 2024 has expressed confidence that, with more time, they could generate the public support necessary to win the bid and deliver a great Games. They also recognize, however, that we are out of time if the USOC is going to be able to consider a bid from another city. As a result, we have reached a mutual agreement to withdraw Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Blackmun said. n USA Archery Offers Virtual Tournament COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Beginning July 15, USA Archery's quarterly mail-in tournament was transformed to a virtual tourna- m ent, hosted online at ArcheryEvents.com. Clubs are able to post results online. As part of the virtual tournament, the Club Spirit Award will con- tinue, as will the developmental and recreational aspects of this tournament. Archers of all ages and skill levels can participate. According to USA Archery, the tournament serves as a practice event for archers seeking opportunities to try national competition before venturing out from their home clubs and also for experi- enced archers who want to see how they keep pace with top scor- ers. Archers can prepare for state, regional and national tourna- ments through their participation. New divisions have also been added for the virtual tournament: masters, collegiate and collegiate bowhunter have all been incor- porated, as well as a novice division for new and recreational archers, as well as those who are curious about competing. "Clubs have enjoyed the mail-in tournament for many years. Integrating technology and electronic scoring into these events is the next logical step," said Denise Parker, USA Archery CEO. "We are excited to see the potential for nationwide participation through the virtual accommodations of this event." A step-by-step tutorial is available online, and shows clubs how to register for the virtual tournament, market their event to archers, and input scores and results. Download the step-by-step guide at www.archeryevents.com. n COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—U.S. Paralympics announced that the city of Charlotte, N.C., has been selected as the site of the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming, and track and field. For the first time in U.S. Paralympics' history, the trials will feature three sports being contested concurrently, all within the city of Charlotte through Partners for Parks. The multi-sport trials will take place June 30-July 2, 2016. "With top-notch venues, convenient proximity between locations and renowned hospitality, we know Charlotte will be an incredible host for the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials," said Rick Adams, chief of Paralympic Sport and NGB Organizational Development, USOC. "Charlotte presents the perfect oppor- tunity to set the stage for some outstand- ing perform- ances and incredible suc- cess for Team USA in advance of Rio. n Charlotte Chosen For 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials Charlotte, N.C.

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