WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S TRENDING Recent News on SportsDestinations.com Wisconsin: Madison to Host CrossFit Games The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. After seven years at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, the Games will move to a new location for at least the next three years. Nebraska: FEI World Cup™ Finals 2017 to be Presented in Omaha The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals 2017 will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, March 29-April 2, 2017, at the Century Link Center Omaha. In addition, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina in September 2018. North Dakota: Fargo to Host 2018 National Curling Championships USA Curling has announced that the American National Championships will return to Fargo, North Dakota, in 2018. The Scheels Arena will stage the event between March 3 and 10, with competition due to take place shortly after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games which will be held in February. Canada: Montreal to Host the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship The 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Montreal from October 2-8. Nadia Comaneci has been announced as the official spokesperson of the event, which will be staged at the Olympic Stadium built for the Games. They will take place in conjunction with other festivities to honor the city's 375th, and Canada's 150th, anniversaries respectively. Minnesota: Greater St. Cloud to Host 2017 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener The 2017 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held on the Mississippi River in the St. Cloud area, May 11-14. This will be the first time in the history of the Governor’s Fishing Opener that the event will be held in the St. Cloud area. Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, organizes this event each year in coordination with a host community. The 70th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted collaboratively by the communities of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Sartel. California: Anaheim Steps in to Host World Weightlifting Championships Anaheim, California, has stepped in to replace Penang as host of the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships, after the Malaysian state encountered unspecified “difficulties” and resigned as organizer. Florida: US Youth Soccer Announces President’s Cup for 2017 US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the dates and locations for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Regional and National President’s Cup events — a progressive, competitive experience for US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to US Youth Soccer National President’s Cup level. The 2017 National President’s Cup will take place July 12-16 in Auburndale, Florida, at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park and will feature 40 Boys and Girls teams in the 13-U through 17/18-U age groups. Regional events leading up to that will be held in Barboursville, West Virginia; Overland Park, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Texas: Houston Awarded 2020 UCI BMX World Championships Union Cyclist Internationale announced that Houston, Texas, has been selected as the site of the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships. The Harris County- Houston Sports Authority worked in conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee, USA Cycling, USA BMX and Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority to present the winning bid to the UCI. The Championship event will take place May 26-May 31, 2020 at North Houston Bike Park. Nevada: Major Series of Putting to Tee off in Vegas Major Series of Putting (MSOP) plans to build a spectacular temporary sports venue one block off of the Las Vegas Strip, adjacent to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, specifically to house the largest putting tournament in history starting October of 2017.
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