GREATER COLUMBUS SPORTS COMMISSION BLOG

20 Notable People in the Last 20 Years of Columbus Sports, Part 1

Central Ohio has a long tradition of athletic greatness. The list of local superstars includes (arguably) the GOAT in golf (Jack Nicklaus) and track (Jesse Owens), as well as the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner (Archie Griffin). As we celebrate the 20 th anniversary of the Sports Commission…

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Sports Commission 20th Anniversary Special Airs June 25

On June 27, 2002, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission was born. Twenty years later, we invite you to relive the start and the stories that shaped our community with a 30-minute special this Saturday on ABC6. Help celebrate our birthday! 🎉 The Greater Columbus Sports Commission 20th…

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New Girls and Women's Sports Podcast: Starting IX-Up

(COLUMBUS, OH June 22, 2022) – The Greater Columbus Sports Commission will feature some of the most important female voices in local sports in a brand-new podcast launching June 22. As part of a yearlong celebration of Title IX and its impact on sports and society in Central Ohio and the nation, the…

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The Columbus Eagles help Women On and Off the Field

Mark Wise didn’t always have the vision to start a women’s soccer team. In fact, the founder and CEO of the Columbus Eagles didn’t know much about soccer or women’s sports until he was well into his career. However, after watching his daughter play soccer and attending the FIFA Women’s World Cup in…

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What is the Community Cup?

You can call it a field day for adults. You can call it team building that's actually fun. No matter what you call the Community Cup, you're guaranteed to have a good time. Why register a team? We'll give you five reasons! 1. Engage Your Employees It's been a hard couple of years on all of us. The…

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A Look at Historic Columbus Sports Logos on 614 Day

For 614 Day*, we worked with sports designer, writer and historian Todd Radom for a Twitter Takeover. Throughout the day, Todd shared old logos, photos and other content from the long history of sports in Columbus. Here's a recap in case you missed it live. How did the Columbus Crew get their name…

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Columbus Celebrates 16 OHSAA Spring Champions

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) recognized 16 spring sport state champions from Central Ohio during the Franklin County Board of Commissioners meeting this week. Columbus had a mixture of boys & girls state champions, as well as…

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Columbus Named Finalist for Women's Final Four

Columbus has been named a finalist to host a NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030 or 2031 at Nationwide Arena, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Columbus hosted the Women’s Final Four for the first time in 2018, breaking the event’s previous attendance mark with more than 39,000 fans at…

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The Most Underrated Event in Golf is in Columbus

It's one of the best and most underrated spectacles in the game of golf. It comes to Central Ohio in early June every year. Of course, I am talking about the U.S. Open Final Qualifier. The United States Open Golf Championship, one of the four major events on the men’s professional golf calendar…

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