BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) begins a three-day marketing mission to promote statewide sporting venues today at the U.S. Sports Congress annual convention in Columbia, South Carolina. The congress attracts top-level decision makers from the world of amateur sports and sporting events. Attendees include U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies (NGB), sports rights holders, as well as destinations who desire to host their events. The conference runs December 9-11.