Recent News on SportsDestinations.com Pro Rugby League Announced The Professional Rugby Organization (PRO Rugby) announced the formation of the first professional rugby league. Exclusively sanctioned by USA Rugby and World Rugby, competition will begin in April 2016 with six teams in major metropolitan areas in the Northeast, the Rocky Mountains and California. Officials hope to capitalize on the inclusion of rugby in the coming summer Olympics. IndyCars Will be Back on Track at Gateway in 2016 IndyCar officials announced the 2016 event schedule, including plans to add Gateway Motorsports Park as an approved testing facility. IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said that Gateway Motorsports Park Owner and President Curtis Francois and his team have done a good job reinvigorating the facility and its place in the St. Louis community, which includes successful NASCAR, NHRA and local events Greensboro to Host 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Trials USA Table Tennis (USATT), in collaboration with the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greensboro Sports Commission, and the Triangle Sports Commission, announced that the 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Trials will be at the Greensboro Special Events Center from February 4-6, 2016. The 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Trials features three oneday tournaments, with the winner of each day (one male and one female) advancing to represent the United States at the North American Olympic Trials in Markham, Ontario in April, 2016. US Club Soccer to Host 2016 NPL Finals in Aurora, Colorado US Club Soccer, a leading organization developing soccer clubs across America, officially announces it will host the 2016 National Premier Leagues (NPL) Finals, July 14-18, at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colorado. US Club Soccer shifts its NPL Finals location every year to accommodate members. The event was hosted in Chicago in 2012, followed by Aurora in 2013, Greensboro, North Carolina in 2014 and Westfield, Indiana in 2015. FED CUP by BNP Paribas to Take Place in Hawaii in 2016 The USTA announced that the Holua Tennis Center at Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, has been selected as the site for the 2016 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II First Round between the United States and Poland, February 6-7. Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport with approximately 100 nations taking part each year. ‘Road to Rio’ Begins for USWNT in Texas The USA will face Costa Rica, Mexico and Puerto Rico in Group A play of the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship in February. The eight-team tournament to determine the region's two qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Games will take place in Frisco, Texas, and Houston. St. Louis to Host Gymnastics The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Men’s Gymnastics and P&G Gymnastics Championships for women’s and junior men’s gymnastics will be held June 23-26. Both events will be held at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, which hosted the 2012 men’s and women’s national championships. This is the first time in recent history that the Olympic Trials for men’s gymnastics has been held in St. Louis, and the third time the city has hosted USA Gymnastics’ national championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics. OCR World Championships Coming to Canada Blue Mountain Resort, the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada, has been selected to host the third independent Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) on October 15-16, 2016. The OCRWC has previously enjoyed two successful years marked by rapid growth in the United States with both the 2014 and 2015 events being held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event will be produced by Adventurey, LLC in partnership with Canadian-based event production company, 365 Sports.
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