The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has extended its partnership with Messe Munchen GmbH (MMG), the organizer of the International Trade Fair for Sports Equipment and Fashion (ISPO). WFSGI and MMG signed a cooperation agreement where members of the WFSGI can profit from new services and advantages.The agreement covers the following fairs that MMG and its subsidiaries organize: ISPO Munchen, ISPO Beijing, Bike Expo, Golf Europe and Sports Source Europe.
The International Olympic Committee has decided to add three more events to the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 including slopestyle skiing, slopestyle snowboarding and snowboarding parallel slalom. The addition of events in snowboarding and freeskiing were cited by the USSA as being directly connected to what youth are doing worldwide today in the sport.
In April, the IOC had approved halfpipe skiing along with women’s ski jumping.
In a continued dedication to the trail, Vasque footwear is proud to announce their partnership with the 2011 Leadville Race Series.The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with the Leadville Trail 100 and only 45 runners. Since then the series has grown to three months of racing events with thousands of racers from all over the world who compete via foot and bike on some of the most grueling trails in the US for ‘The Race Across the Sky’.
Ecco's Biom NaturalMotion collection partners with Competitor Group as the official footwear sponsor of the 2011 TriRock Series. The four-event series, which rocks Annapolis, MD; Seattle, WA; San Diego, CA; and Gettysburg, PA; is designed to appeal to beginner and veteran triathletes alike. The "rock" side of TriRock comes in the form of live bands positioned along the course, as participants race sprint and/or Olympic distances.
The GoLite Gecko Trail Series, created in partnership with Trail Runner magazine, kicks off eight trail events in four states: CO, NC, CA and NH. The series, running from May 27 to October 22, offers all levels of challenge for runners from recreational to elite.
The Friday before Memorial Day has been dubbed Don't Fry Day by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to remind people at the start of summer about the dangers from exposure to the sun's harmful rays. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, is on the rise in America and is the most common cancer among young adults aged 25-29. To encourage education, the EPA has established the Sun Wise program, which is partnering with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to provide simple protection tips that could save lives.
As part of their "Grow One. Save a Million." campaign, Budweiser asks adult men across America to help save approximately one million gallons of water by not shaving in the days and weeks leading up to World Environment Day (June 5), saving roughly 5 gallons per skipped shave. Budweiser is working with Living Lands and Waters, a not-for-profit dedicated to cleaning up and preserving America's rivers.