GREATER COLUMBUS SPORTS COMMISSION BLOG

Happy Anniversary, Linda Logan!

Linda Logan celebrates her 25th anniversary with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission & Experience Columbus this year. Linda has helped bring nearly 600 new sporting events to Columbus since 2002, including the 2015 NHL All-Star Game, 2016 & 2021 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship and…

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Leading Women: Nan Carney-DeBord and Dawn Stewart

For 50 years, Title IX has allowed women an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams. It has also allowed women to dig into their passion for sports and create careers out of it. Nan Carney-DeBord, Director of Athletics at Denison University, and Dawn Stewart, Vice President of Student Affairs…

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Chaos Continuing Forward Progress for Women's Football

Women’s tackle football isn’t new to Columbus. When the Columbus Chaos joined the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) in the spring of 2022, they followed a group of “pacesetters” before them. Now, they’re writing their own chapter in the deep-rooted history of Columbus sports. The history of women’s…

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Columbus Connections: Women at the Top of Their Game

Columbus produces athletes. Many know the biggest male athletes to emerge from Central Ohio and hit the big stage. Archie Griffin and Jack Nicklaus come to mind. However on the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, we're celebrating the female athletes, from professionals to Olympians, who have also…

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Five Notable Women In Sports with Columbus Ties

Many female athletes and coaches have called Columbus home at one point or another in their lives. Some have just played here in Central Ohio; others were born here. However, they all have one thing in common: each has made an impact on women’s sports. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title…

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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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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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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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OHSAA to Add Girls Wrestling & Boys Volleyball

(From OHSAA Release) - In a historic move Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to add girls wrestling and boys volleyball as emerging sports beginning with the 2022-23 school year. In addition, the board voted to move girls and boys…

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