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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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eUpdate – Hillsboro Hops Tickets, NCAA Track & Field, Oregon’s Spectacular Summer of Sport

Minor league baseball makes its much-anticipated return to the Portland area on Monday, June 17 when the Hillsboro Hops open their inaugural Northwest League season in a brand new ballpark off of Highway 26. Single game tickets starting at just $7 per game go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 a.m., while season tickets and mini packages are currently available. As the short-season single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the…

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eUpdate – USA Gymnastics, Boston Support, Rock ‘n’ Roll Half

More than 1,000 gymnasts, coaches and family members have descended on Portland this week for the 2013 USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympics National Championships at the Oregon Convention Center, the first ever USA Gymnastics national championship ever staged in the Rose City. Hosted by Metro Gymnastics Center, the Oregon Sports Authority and Travel Portland, the Junior Olympics features the top male gymnasts in the country ages 11-18, many of whom…

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eUpdate – Thorns FC Opener, Olympic Trials, Tough Mudder

Witness Oregon sports history this weekend when the Portland Thorns FC host Seattle in the club’s inaugural National Women’s Soccer League home opener, Sunday afternoon at JELD-WEN Field. Portland’s newest pro sports franchise debuted Saturday in Kansas City, earning a 1-1 draw on a successful penalty kick from the foot of former University of Portland star Christine Sinclair. With nearly 7,000 season tickets already sold, Portland is poised to embrace…

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eUpdate: US Soccer in Gold Cup, Street League, USA Gymnastics

This summer 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. Part of a group stage doubleheader on the evening of July 9, the event will also feature a match between Costa Rica and Cuba, providing area soccer fans with a unique opportunity to witness the intensity and passion of…

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eUpdate – CONCACAF Gold Cup, Wine Country Half Marathon, Thorns FC Lands Morgan, Sinclair

Last week the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) announced that JELD-WEN Field has been selected as one of 13 venues across the nation to host the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup in July. The Gold Cup is a biannual competition among the top 12 men’s national soccer teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The Portland Timbers and Oregon Sports Authority submitted the successful…

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eUpdate – 2015 NCAA Tournament, U.S. Women’s Soccer vs. Ireland

The Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to announce that Portland will host the second and third rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at the Rose Garden on March 19 and 21, 2015. This will mark the third time during a seven year period that the Rose Garden has played host to March Madness – the only arena in the nation to do so. Earlier this year Portland played host…

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eUpdate – U.S. Women’s Soccer, Hillsboro Hops, Hall of Fame

Join the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in Portland next month as they celebrate this summer’s thrilling run to Olympic Gold. Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and the rest of Team USA will face Ireland as part of U.S. Soccer’s Fan Tribute Tour on the evening of November 28 at JELD-WEN Field. Tickets to the USA vs. Ireland match will go on sale this Saturday; Visa cardholders are able to…

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eUpdate – Trail Blazers Pre-sale, Marathon Kids’ Run, New Members and Upcoming Events

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to purchase single game tickets to the upcoming Portland Trail Blazers’ season before they go on sale to the general public. Access the pre-sale now and enter promo code: OSA. This promo code will be available for use throughout the 2012-13 NBA season and includes a discounted ticket rate. — Click below to view the entire eUpdate.

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eUpdate – Oregon Olympians, Umpqua Bank Challenge, Marathon, USA Cycling Nationals

As one of the most exciting Olympic Games in history, London 2012 also represented Oregon’s most prominent presence ever on the Olympic stage. The Oregonian identified 46 Olympians with local ties, many of whom played starring roles in London. Beaverton native and Olympic fencing champion Mariel Zagunis proudly led Team USA into the Opening Ceremony, kicking off an unprecedented run of Oregon Olympic success. — Click below to view the…

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View the Oregon Sports Authority’s 2012 Annual Report

On behalf of our board and staff, we’re thrilled to recap another incredible year for the Oregon Sports Authority. From the NCAA Tournament to our “Summer of Sport” campaign to the forthcoming return of professional baseball, it’s been a truly remarkable year. We’d like to express our heartfelt appreciation to each of our members, board of directors and staff for making it all possible!

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eUpdate – Wine Country Half Marathon, Little League Softball, Safeway Classic, Oyster Race

Join thousands of runners and wine enthusiasts as they converge in the Yamhill Valley for the third annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on Sunday, September 2. This unique, fun-filled event is put on by renowned race organizer Destination Races as part of a nationwide series of five wine runs. With support from the Oregon Sports Authority, the Yamhill Valley race from Stoller Vineyards through the rolling Dundee Hills is…

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eUpdate – Olympic Trials, Hillsboro Baseball, Rev3 Triathlon

The road to London 2012 travels through Oregon this week as the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials kick off tomorrow with the men’s and women’s hammer throw at the Nike campus. “Hammer Time” at Nike’s Ronaldo Field is open to the public and free to attend! Then on Friday, the action moves to Eugene for opening ceremonies and the men’s and women’s 10,000 meter finals, the first of eight…

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Get Ready for Oregon’s Spectacular Summer of Sport

As sunny skies warm Oregon, now is the time to make your plans to embrace the wide variety of sports experiences offered throughout the state this summer. We’ve highlighted several exciting events – so make your plans to get out and enjoy all of the fantastic sports settings that Oregon has to offer! — Click below to view the Oregon Sports Authority eUpdate with details on Oregon’s Spectacular Summer of…

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eUpdate – NCAA Tournament Recap, USA BMX Nationals and Nike Hoop Summit

Earlier this month Portland served as one of the most exciting destinations on the road to the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, which gets underway tomorrow in New Orleans. The Rose Garden hosted a total of six NCAA Tournament games, including VCU’s dramatic second round upset of Wichita State and two thrilling third round games that weren’t decided until the final buzzer sounded. — Click below to view the…

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eUpdate – NCAA Tournament, Timbers and Upcoming Events

The unscripted drama and excitement of March Madness will arrive in Portland in less than three weeks as the Rose Garden hosts the 2nd/3rd rounds of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. All-session tickets to the six NCAA Tournament games on March 15 and 17 are now available and will go quickly once the participating schools are announced. A total of eight teams – along with thousands of supporters and…

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eUpdate – USA Fencing North American Cup, Help Bring Ironman to Oregon

More than 1,000 Olympic and Junior World Team fencing hopefuls will compete at USA Fencing’s January North American Cup this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center. The four-day tournament begins tomorrow and continues through Monday. All events are open to the public at no cost. The Oregon Sports Authority and Travel Portland are proud to host this prestigious USA Fencing event in Portland. — Click below to view the entire…

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eUpdate – Trail Blazers are back, Healthy Youth Oregon and Ironman Triathlon

A very welcome gift is about to arrive in Portland this holiday season! The Trail Blazers will make their much-anticipated 2011-12 NBA regular season debut on December 26, and the Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to purchase single game tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Even better, many of the early season games include a special Oregon Sports Authority rate.…

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eUpdate – Marathon, U.S. Women’s Soccer, Healthy Youth Oregon, New Members

This Sunday the streets of Portland will be filled with thousands of runners and walkers participating in the 40th annual Portland Marathon, along with the second annual Portland Marathon Half, inaugural 10K Downhill Dash, 10K Family Walk and Kid’s Run & Festival. The Portland Marathon began 40 years ago as a humble run on Sauvie Island with 173 marathoners in its first year. Now one of the nation’s biggest and…

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eUpdate – Stihl Timbersports, Wine Country Half Marathon, USA Cycling, Umpqua Bank Challenge

The world’s original extreme sport will be on full display starting tomorrow as the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS U.S. Championship returns to the Oregon State Fair for another year of wood-chopping, saw-slicing, heart-pumping lumberjack action. Fans will witness the top 20 U.S. professionals compete for a slice of the nation’s premier lumberjack competition in six jaw-dropping disciplines: the hot saw, single buck, springboard chop, standing block chop, stock saw and underhand chop.…

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eUpdate – Dew Tour, US Women’s Soccer, Little League Softball, Safeway Classic

Always one of the summer’s most awe-inspiring events, this year the Dew Tour has several fresh elements, including a massive skate bowl that promises a unique convergence of pool and vert skating, a concrete skate street course and a brand new BMX dirt location along the eastside waterfront. Starting Thursday and continuing through the weekend, the Dew Tour Portland Invitational will pack the Rose Quarter with four straight days of…

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eUpdate – Revolution3 Triathlon, Gymnastics Junior Olympics and USA Track & Field Championships

The Portland area’s first 70.3-mile triathlon will feature many of the nation’s top pro triathletes competing for $50,000 in prize money alongside amateur triathletes on a fast, flat course that offers scenic views of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River. Blue Lake Park in Fairview serves as the swim venue and start/finish area, combining with the Revolution3 expo to produce a family-friendly environment for both participants and spectators. Click below…

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eUpdate – Timbers debut, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, USA Fencing

Last night, after months of anticipation and years of effort, the Portland Timbers made their historic home debut in Major League Soccer, topping the Chicago Fire 4-2 in front of a raucous sell-out crowd at JELD-WEN Field. The truly electric crowd sparked the Timbers to victory, capping off one of the most memorable evenings in the annals of Oregon sports. Said Timbers coach John Spencer, “I don’t think you’ve seen…

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eUpdate – Timbers MLS Debut and Ticket Info, High School All-Star Games and Upcoming Events

This week marks the official launch of Portland’s first new major professional sports franchise in more than four decades. The Portland Timbers play their first regular season Major League Soccer game on the road Saturday against the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids. The game begins at 6:00 p.m. on FSN Northwest – fans can watch the match at the Timbers official viewing party at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub…

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eUpdate – NIKE Clash of the Champions, ABA BMX Nationals

On March 8, four of the biggest stars in tennis history will play singles and mixed doubles sets as part of “NIKE Clash of the Champions” at the spectacular new Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene. Upon their arrival in Oregon, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will no doubt comprise the greatest collection of tennis talent ever to appear in the state. Sharapova and Williams will begin…

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eUpdate – Matthew Knight Arena Opens, Oregon Sports Awards and Upcoming Events

With a spectacular and emotional ceremony, the University of Oregon formally opened Matthew Knight Arena last night in front of a raucous sold-out crowd in Eugene. Those in attendance were the first to experience the first-class amenities of this stunning new venue, as well as the electric atmosphere that appears certain to replicate the authentic experience of McArthur Court. The Ducks men’s basketball team responded with similar passion in pulling…

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eUpdate – Rev3 Triathlon, Cyclo- cross Nationals, New Members

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce Revolution3 Portland, a half distance 70.3-mile triathlon that will start and finish at Portland’s Waterfront Park on July 10, 2011. Many of the world’s top pro triathletes will compete for a $50,000 purse alongside amateur triathletes from Portland and across the nation. Participants will be greeted by a challenging, yet incredibly scenic course with gorgeous views of the Portland skyline, Mt. Hood,…

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eUpdate – Skate America, NAIA Cross Country Nationals, Healthy Youth Initiative

Top figure skaters from around the globe are arriving this week in Portland for 2010 Skate America Friday through Sunday at the Rose Garden. Medalists from three of the four disciplines at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will compete in ladies’, men’s, pairs and ice dancing events. Skaters include U.S. ladies’ champion Rachael Flatt, American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who captured the silver in Vancouver, two-time World…

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eUpdate – Skate America, Healthy Youth, Muddy Buddy, UP-Kentucky

Medalists from three of the four disciplines at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will take the ice at 2010 Skate America on November 11-14 at the Rose Garden. Skate America is an Olympic-style international figure skating event featuring competition in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing. Tickets start at just $20 – get yours now! Click below to view the entire eUpdate.

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eUpdate – XTERRA Trail Running, OSAA Support, Wine Country Half and Race for the Cure

This Saturday, hundreds of runners from across the nation will run from Bend’s Old Mill District, along the Deschutes River and through majestic pine forests in the 2010 XTERRA Trail Running National Championship. The main event is a 13.1-mile off-road half-marathon with a $5,000 purse, and the day-long running celebration also features a 5k, 10k and free kids’ races. While the field will include elite competitors, participation in all races…

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eUpdate – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS, Wine Country Half Marathon, Warrior Dash

The world’s original extreme sport will be on full display starting this Friday as the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series celebrates its 25th anniversary with the U.S. and Collegiate Championships at the Oregon State Fair in Salem. The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series features the nation’s best lumberjacks and jills, competing in ultimate tests of strength, endurance, stamina, skill and agility. Thirty-two chopper/sawyers, six collegiate competitors, eight boom runners and eight speed climbers will…

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eUpdate – Dew Tour, Softball World Series, JELD-WEN Tradition, Safeway Classic

Olympian Shaun White will join Ryan Sheckler, Dave Mirra and Jaime Bestwick to headline the list of action sports stars competing in the Dew Tour Wendy’s Invitational, tomorrow through Sunday at the Rose Quarter. Come check out the world’s best in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross, along with an exciting festival village and live concert on Friday night, featuring Neon Trees and Paper Tongues. Broadcast live on NBC Sports, with…

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eUpdate: World Cup Final at Pioneer Square, Save Portland PE

You’re invited to a free public viewing of the World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands on Sunday at Pioneer Square, broadcast live from South Africa on a giant 17′ by 23′ LED screen. “Soccer City Celebration,” presented by McDonald’s, is a free community event organized by the Oregon Sports Authority, Portland Timbers, Alpha Broadcasting-95.5 The Game and TAOW Marketing. The festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m. and include…

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eUpdate – World Cup Party, Skate America, USA Cycling Nationals

Join the Oregon Sports Authority at Director Park this Saturday to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup as the U.S. takes on England in one of the most anticipated matches in the history of U.S. Soccer. “Soccer City Celebration” presented by McDonald’s will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the new Director Park at SW Park and Taylor in downtown Portland. The game will be shown live from South Africa on…

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eUpdate – World Cup Viewing, NCAA Track Championships

In partnership with the Portland Timbers, Alpha Broadcasting and TAOW Modern Marketing, the Oregon Sports Authority is thrilled to announce “Soccer City Celebration presented by McDonald’s,” featuring two free public viewings of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the heart of downtown Portland. On Saturday, June 12, the much-anticipated U.S. – England match will be shown live from South Africa on a giant 12′ by 17′ LED screen in the…

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Foundation seeking applicants for $10,000 signature grant

The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation announced today it will begin accepting applications for its new Healthy Youth Initiative, a signature grant available for high school youth in Multnomah County. The grant will award $10,000 to support a project that will engage student participation to support at least one of the following goals: increased PE in school; after school sports opportunities; and increased opportunities for youth to safely walk/bike to school.…

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eUpdate – Sports Commission of the Year, Healthy Youth Initiative and Upcoming Events

On April 15 the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) named the Oregon Sports Authority “2010 Member of the Year” at its annual symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The NASC Member of the Year award recognizes the nation’s sports commission judged to have had the most outstanding impact on its local community through sporting events, community events and/or economic impact. NASC Executive Director Don Shumacher stated, “Oregon has joined the best…

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Oregon Sports Authority named Sports Commission of the Year

The National Association of Sports Commissions today named the Oregon Sports Authority its “2010 Member of the Year” at the annual NASC Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The NASC Member of the Year award recognizes the nation’s sports commission judged to have had the most outstanding impact on its local community through sporting events, community events and/or economic impact. “This award has been given to the finest sports commissions in the…

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eUpdate – Skate America, ABA BMX Nationals and New Members

The Oregon Sports Authority is delighted to announce that Portland has been selected by U.S. Figure Skating to host 2010 Skate America, November 11-14 at the Rose Garden. Skate America is an Olympic-style international figure skating event featuring competition in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dancing. The event annually attracts more than 60 world-class figure skaters. Past competitors include 2010 Olympic champion Evan Lysacek and five-time world and nine-time U.S.…

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eUpdate – STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Coming to Salem, USA Cycling Nationals to Bend

The Oregon Sports Authority is excited to announce that the 25th anniversary season of the world-renowned STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series, shown nationwide on ESPN2, will highlight the opening weekend of the Oregon State Fair this August. Competitors for both the U.S. and Collegiate Championships will descend on Salem, making Oregon the undisputed capital of timbersports in 2010. ESPN cameras have followed the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series for 25 years, making it one…

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eUpdate – Winter Celebration at the Square, MLS Finalized, Wine Country Half Marathon

The Oregon Sports Authority is pleased to announce “Winter Celebration at the Square,” a free public viewing event of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at Pioneer Square on Friday, February 12. You’re invited to join in the spirit of the Olympics as the square is transformed into the ultimate living room setting for winter sports enthusiasts, complete with two giant LCD screens, interviews with Oregon Olympians, live music,…

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eUpdate – Cyclo-cross Nationals in Bend, FIMBA Basketball in Eugene

The largest-ever USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships kick off tomorrow in the heart of Bend’s Old Mill District. Over 1,600 riders from across the nation will brave the winter weather to compete across 30 age and ability categories. Bend’s own reigning national champion Ryan Trebon and mountain bike Olympian Adam Craig are among the country’s top cyclo-crossers competing in the elite men’s race on Sunday. The Cyclo-cross Nationals follow this…

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eUpdate – Nelscott Reef Premiere, Beavers Update and More

Surfers from around the globe traveled to Lincoln City last month to compete in the 2009 Nelscott Reef Tow In Classic and Big Wave Paddle In. Perfect conditions and 30′ waves greeted the world’s best big wave surfers for the fifth consecutive year, making Nelscott the most consistently held big wave surf event on the planet. The incredible story of this wave is the focus of a feature film debuting…

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eUpdate – Portland to host 2012 NCAA Tournament, agreement reached for Beaverton stadium

Following the incredible return of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship earlier this year, the NCAA announced last month that Portland will again host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in March of 2012 at the Rose Garden. The successful bid was submitted by the University of Oregon, Oregon Sports Authority, Rose Quarter and Travel Portland, the same partnership that hosted the first and second rounds this March.…

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eUpdate – Beavers to Beaverton, Marathon and Race for the Cure

In just a few short weeks, the Oregon Sports Authority’s campaign to bring the Portland Beavers to Beaverton has received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback and support. At a Beaverton City Council meeting earlier this week, Oregon Sports Authority CEO Drew Mahalic presented a report on the substantial progress made by the campaign thus far. He detailed the extensive support documented from both individuals and businesses, as well as…

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eUpdate – Dew Tour, Beavers to Beaverton, JELD-WEN Tradition, Safeway Classic

The Dew Tour is underway! Paul Rodriguez, Jamie Bestwick, Nate Adams and more than 140 of the world’s best athletes in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross are competing in the Wendy’s Invitational at the Rose Quarter. More than 20 of the Dew Tour athletes are coming off of medal-winning performances at the X Games earlier this month. 15-year-old skateboarding phenom Chaz Ortiz took the lead in yesterday’s skate park prelims…

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eUpdate – USA Cycling, Facebook/ Twitter, Portland Mile, Playworks

America’s road cycling culture will converge in Bend later this month for the USA Cycling Road Racing National Championships on July 28 – August 2. Six days of world-class cycling will decide the national champions in road racing, time trial and criterium for elite men and women, U23 men and women, and junior men and women. Click here to view the entire Oregon Sports Authority eUpdate!

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Oregon Sports Authority launches Facebook and Twitter pages

The Oregon Sports Authority today announced the launch of Facebook and Twitter pages to provide frequent updates about upcoming sports events, franchise campaigns and many other developments relating to the future of sports in Oregon.  Both pages will also feature the latest information on Oregon Sports Authority event bids, volunteer opportunities and special ticket offers. “We are very excited to officially enter the realm of social networking,” said Oregon Sports…

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Sports and entertainment attorney joins board of directors

Rosemary A. Colliver has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Sports Authority.  An intellectual property attorney with Tonkon Torp, LLP, Colliver focuses her practice on sports and entertainment.  She has represented various companies as well as individual athletes and celebrities in music, television and film.  Before moving to Portland, Colliver began her career with the Beverly Hills, California entertainment law firm of Freund & Brackley, LLP.…

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eUpdate – Sports Medicine Conference, Run the Oregon Prelay, New Members

The Oregon Sports Authority and Travel Portland are pleased to announce that Portland has been selected to host the 2012 annual conference of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science (JCSMS). The annual gathering of representatives from the most prestigious sports medicine organizations in the U.S. and Canada will take place at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in February 2012. Click here to view the entire Oregon Sports Authority…

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