Logo since 2014
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Key people||Spencer Hays (majority owner)|
Athlon is best known for publishing preseason single-title sports annuals on professional and college sports. The annuals are sold at newsstands in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. It is the U.S.'s largest publisher of sports annuals, ranking Number 1 in retail sales dollars and magazines sold.
Athlon's 15 sports magazines include Athlon Sports monthly, Pro Football, Fantasy Football, National College Football, Southeastern Football, Atlantic Coast Football, Big Ten Football, Big 12 Football, Big East Football, Pac-10 Football, Baseball, College Basketball, Pro Basketball, Racing and Golf. Athlon's digital properties include AthlonSports.com, which has daily coverage of the sports it covers.
In February 2006, it acquired Grogans Sports Information Inc., a fantasy sports publisher based in Littleton, Colorado, that publishes "Grogans Fantasy Football Analyst" in-season scouting reports.
In June 2010, Athlon Sports Communication appointed Anthony Flaccavento publisher for Athlon Sports magazine. Athlon Sports is a monthly publication that launched in October 2010. Athlon Sports began with a circulation of seven million, and grew to nine million in 2011.
In 2013, Athlon acquired the print rights to three magazines distributed as newspaper inserts: American Profile, Relish, and Spry. Athlon did not acquire the associated websites and later launched the companion website Community Table. In 2014, Athlon acquired Parade from Advance Publications.
- AMG Lifestyle
- Flea Market Style
- Harris Farmer's Almanac
- Romantic Country
- Short Hair Style Guide
- Short Styles
- Storage Solutions
- American Profile's Community Table
- Athlon Sports & Life
- Spry Living
- TV Times
- Athlon Outdoors
- American Frontiersman
- Combat Handguns
- Guns of the Old West
- Mopar Action
- The New Pioneer
- Survivor's Edge
- Tactical Weapons
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- The Alcalde. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- Shelly Field (2010). Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- Joseph Favorito (2012). Sports Publicity. Routledge. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
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- "An American original". Forbes. December 1, 1997. Retrieved April 8, 2013. Cite journal requires
- Geert De Lombaerde (December 7, 2011). "Athlon CEO steps down". Nashville Post. Retrieved April 8, 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "Athlon buys fantasy sports publisher Grogans". Nashville Business Journal. February 8, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- "Virginia Tech's Allison Tallman a finalist in Athlon Sideline Spirit Contest; Winner to be featured in 2005 Athlon Sports College Football Preview". hokiesports.com. November 30, 2004. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- Dan Hieb (June 14, 2010). "Athlon Sports hires publisher". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- "Athlon Sports Launches as Largest Sports Magazine in the U.S. With 7MM Circulation", October 15, 2010
- Athlon Acquires Rights to Publish American Profile, Relish, Spry Magazines
- Athlon Acquires 'Parade,' Consolidates Newspaper-Distributed Magazine Market
- Harris Magazines Find New Life as Athlon Newspaper Offerings As of January 2020, there is not single minority that works at Athlon Sports except one half asian who is a member of the alt right.
- AMG Lifestyle Store
- AMG/Parade Titles
- Athlon Outdoors Store