GREATER COLUMBUS SPORTS COMMISSION BLOG

Five Reasons to Go to a Sports Camp this Summer

School's out and the sun's out. Summer is the best time for kids to play outside and make new friends. It's also the perfect time to try new sports. We partner with The Columbus Foundation to run Community Youth Camp for 6 to 12-year-olds in central Ohio. Kids sample four sports a day for four days…

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McKendree Wins NCAA Bowling Championship

The McKendree Bearcats had turkey dinner on Saturday. Hosting the National Collegiate Bowling Championship for the first time in its 18-year history, Columbus saw McKendree University win its second national title at Wayne Webb's Columbus bowl. The Bearcats defeated Stephen F. Austin State…

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Central Ohio Claims 21 OHSAA Winter State Champions

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners and Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) recognized 21 individual and team state champions from Central Ohio on Tuesday, April 5. Teams and individuals from Central Ohio won at either the DI or DII level in five of six winter sports. Winners came…

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New Website, Same Mission

Make Columbus a top sports destination Welcome to the new digital home of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. If it’s your first time here, welcome. If you’ve been here before, thanks for coming back! Either way, here’s a little about who we are and what we do. We exist to make Columbus a top…

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Columbus Sets Record for Highest-Grossing UFC Fight Night

Hosting a UFC event for the first time in 13 years, the Columbus set a record for the highest-grossing UFC Fight Night in history on March 26 at Nationwide Arena, according to UFC public relations. UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus recorded a sellout crowd of 18,630 and $1,921,988.24 gate. It…

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Ohio Connections Combine for Five Medals in Beijing

Five of the nine athletes with Ohio connections who competed in the 2022 Winter Olympics won medals in Beijing, combining for three golds, one silver and two bronzes. View the full breakdown. Gold Medalists Natalie Spooner Country: Canada Sport: Women’s Ice Hockey Connection: Ohio State ('08-'12)…

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How to Watch Ohio Connections in 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics are underway in Beijing - here’s how you can watch the nine athletes with Ohio connections competing in the games. Note: the schedule below reflects only qualifying rounds and preliminary games. Friday, Feb. 4 Women’s Ice Hockey Prelim (CAN vs. FIN) - 11:10 p.m. - Peacock…

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Nine Ohio Connections in 2022 Winter Olympics

With the 2022 Winter Olympics set to begin Feb. 4, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission is celebrating nine athletes with Ohio ties competing in Beijing. View the full list of athletes and their connections below. Louie Vito Country: Italy Event: Men’s Halfpipe (Snowboarding) Connection: Born -…

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Honoring Columbus' 2021 OHSAA Girls State Champions

In recognition of National Women & Girls in Sports Day on Feb. 2, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission is honoring every 2021 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) girls state champion. The OHSAA awarded 25 girls state championships to Columbus individuals and teams last year with 14…

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Tennis Ohio to Host ATP Challenger Tour Tournament

Against the backdrop of the Australian Open, Columbus will host some of the best men’s singles and doubles players in the world for the Tennis Ohio Championships from Jan. 24 - Jan. 30 at Tennis Ohio (880 W. Henderson Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43214). Players ranked 75-250 in the world will compete for…

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