ATR Special Editions
We reach decision-makers at high profile events through the distribution of printed Special Editions. These high-impact publications are produced for events such as IOC Sessions and SportAccord and are available for downloading free of charge.
These ATR Special Editions are presented below in low-resolution PDF format
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128th IOC Session
ATR's special edition magazine for the 128th IOC Session features a look at the dwindling number of IOC members, what Olympic Agenda 2020 changes have taken place, how host country Malaysia has fared in past Olympics, an IOC member crossword puzzle and more.
SportAccord Convention 2015
What is Sochi's legacy? How is Agenda 2020 affecting preparations for Rio 2016? How will the federations offer more support to future Games organizers? These are some of the questions addressed in ATR's latest special edition for SportAccord Convention and World Business Summit. This magazine is sponsored by KTS Global.
127th IOC Session
ATR's special edition magazine for the 127th IOC Session now online! Now that the easy part is over -- Agenda 2020 recommendations -- what comes next? Exclusively from ATR editor Ed Hula. The 2022 bids are going international ... and it looks like a crowded field for 2024. Only from Around the Rings!
ANOC General Assembly
ATR's special edition magazine for the ANOC General Assembly features an interview with ANOC president Sheikh Ahmad, a look at what NOCs are doing to maintain their autonomy, a pair of NOCs who have come back from crisis, the many things to do in Bangkok, and a preview of next year's ANOC gathering in Washington, D.C., as well as French and Spanish versions of the magazine.
ATR's special edition magazine for Fall 2014 features a look at the effects fighting in Gaza has left on sport, the possible changes to come as part of Olympic Agenda 2020, the Olympic returns of rugby and golf, and a gallery from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
2014 SportAccord Convention
ATR's special edition magazine for SportAccord 2014 feature an On The Record interview with SportAccord president Marius Vizer, a look at the field of contenders for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the preparations Baku is making for next year's inaugural European Games, goals for federations newly recognized by the IOC, and more.
ATR's special edition magazine for November features an On The Record interview with IOC executive director Gilbert Felli, a preview of the challenges ahead for new WADA president Craig Reedie, a look at how social media has changed the Olympic bidding process, what makes England a perfect host for the Rugby World Cup in 2015, and much more.
125th IOC Session
ATR's special edition magazine for the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires features a photo gallery covering the presidency of Jacques Rogge, an in-depth look at each of the six candidates for IOC president, a look back at the controversy that surrounded 2001 IOC presidential election, an insider's look at Buenos Aires, and much more.
FINA World Aquatics Championships
ATR's special edition magazine for the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona features a wide-ranging interview with FINA President Julio Maglione, an update on upcoming world champs, a preview of the FINA General Assembly, and more...
ANOC Extraordinary General Assembly
ATR's special edition magazine for the 2013 ANOC Extraordinary General Assembly in Lausanne features a wide-ranging interview with ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad, an update on upcoming Olympics from ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg, a series of Q&As with the continental NOC chiefs, and more...
2013 SportAccord Convention
ATR's special edition magazine for the 2013 SportAccord Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia features an update on preparations for Rio 2016, an early look at potential candidates for the 2022 Winter Games, the fourth edition of the ATR Power Index for the 2020 Olympics, and more.
15th Sport for All Conference in Lima
ATR's special edition magazine for the 15th IOC World Conference on Sport for All in Peru features a wide-ranging interview with IOC Sport for All Chair Sam Ramsamy, the inaugural edition of the Golden 25 Most Influential Women in the Olympic Movement, a look at Sport for All plans from the three bids for the 2020 Olympics, and more...
PASO Extraordinary General Assembly
ATR's special edition magazine for the PASO Extraordinary General Assembly in Jamaica features a wide-ranging interview with President Mario Vazquez Rana, an update on preparations for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, the third edition of the ATR Power Index for the 2020 Olympics, and more.
2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention
ATR's special edition magazine for the 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention features a wide-ranging interview with President Julio Maglione, a look back at London 2012 as well as updates on the 2012 World Swimming Championships (25m) in Istanbul and 2014 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona.
London Latest - Issue 8
Rio 2016 mayor Eduardo Paes tells Around the Rings that Rio 2016 faces tight deadlines to deliver on its promises to the IOC, International Rugby Board chair Bernard Lapasset tells ATR that 2016 "can't come soon enough, International Golf Federation executive director Antony Scanlon tells ATR there's nowhere better for his sport to make its Olympic return than Rio, and more inside Issue 8 of ATR's semi-daily magazines from London 2012.
London Latest - Issue 7
British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan tells Around the Rings that Team GB's winter sports athletes will be backed by more funding in the lead-up to Russia's first Winter Games, IOC president Jacques Rogge says he fully expects the Youth Olympic Games to live on long past Nanjing 2014 and Lillehammer 2016, Glasgow 2014 CEO David Grevemberg tells ATR the Commonwealth Games are at a "great crossroads moment" and more inside Issue 7 of ATR's semi-daily magazine from the London 2012 Olympics.
London Latest - Issue 6
British IOC member Craig Reedie tells ATR there is "quite clear and natural pressure" on the U.K. government to capitalize on the huge popularity of London 2012, Usain Bolt has high praise for both Team GB and LOCOG, McDonald's embraces its Olympics recruiting role, and more inside Issue 6 of ATR's semi-daily magazines from the 2012 Games.
London Latest - Issue 5
AIBA president C.K. Wu tells Around the Rings competition in the first women's Olympic tournament could surpass the men's event, ATR publisher Sheila Scott Hula says 2012 might just be considered the year of the female athlete, head of brand Ian Louden discusses ArcelorMittal's "gift for London", and more inside Issue 5 of ATR's semi-daily magazine from the 2012 Games.
London Latest - Issue 4
Top sprinters sound off on the IAAF's controversial no false start rule, ATR Editor Ed Hula says Seb Coe is the right man to lead London 2012 in the homestretch, ATR's Matthew Grayson runs down the candidates for election to the IOC Athletes' Commission and more inside Issue 4 of ATR's semi-daily magazine from the 2012 Games.
London Latest - Issue 3
IOC president Jacques Rogge tells ATR he's thrilled to see so many Youth Olympians from Singapore competing in London, ATR Editor Ed Hula says empty seat concerns are the "same song" in a "different city", International Tennis Federation president Francesco Ricci Bitti praises Wimbledon's new look and more inside Issue 3 of ATR's semi-daily magazine from the 2012 Games.
London Latest - Issue 2
IOC vice president Nawal El Moutawakel praises the Women in Sport "revolution", security expert Helmut Spahn talks balance, and ATR Editor Ed Hula tells London to exhale inside Issue 2 of ATR's semi-daily magazine from the 2012 Olympics.
London Latest - Issue 1
IOC president Jacques Rogge addresses the size of the Games, ATR's Karen Rosen and Tencent's Norman Li make the cases for USA and China to top the medals tally, and ATR Editor Ed Hula tells London to take a deep breath inside Issue 1 of ATR's semi-daily magazine from the 2012 Olympics.
SportAccord Convention 2012
The 10th annual SportAccord convention coincides with the 20th anniversary of Around the Rings and our ninth special edition magazine for SportAccord--we are proud long time partners. This edition includes an interview with Hein Verbruggen, a sport-by-sport rundown of what's new for the London Olympics, reflections from federation leaders about SportAccord's "Decade of Change" and a brief history of Around the Rings, 20 years old and counting.
ANOC General Assembly 2012
The April 10, 2012 General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees in Moscow marks the first time in 30+ years that Mario Vázquez Raña won't be at the helm. And, the biggest moment so far in the race for the 2020 Olympics comes when the five bidders deliver their first presentations to date. In-depth profiles of the five bidding cities, interviews with ANOC secretary general Gunilla Lindberg and Russian NOC president Alexander Zhukov highlight this ATR special edition.
14th Sport For All conference in Beijing
The 14th World Conference on Sport for All is hosted by the Chinese Olympic Committee, the Beijing Municipal Government and the Beijing Olympic City Development Association and is organized by the IOC. The ATR Special Edition features a Q&A with Sport For All chair and IOC Executive Board member Sam Ramsamy, evaluates the legacy of the 2008 Beijing Games and gives tips on taijiquan--better known as shadow boxing.
IAAF World Championships 2011 in Daegu
The bar measuring success has been set very high for the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea. We discuss the objectives and changes to the athletic events with IAAF secretary general Pierre Weiss, the lessons to be learned for the London 2012 organizing committee and highlight the ten events you don't want to miss. And - oh, yes - what to do in Daegu when you're not watching the competition.
Durban 2011 - 123rd IOC Session
For the first time since 1938, an IOC Session is taking place in Africa. The 123rd IOC Session in Durban will feature the vote for host of the 2018 Winter Games. ATR's special edition magazine features an in-depth profile of Africa, the upcoming race for the 2020 Games, changes in the IOC, Sochi 2014, the Youth Olympic Games and more.
SportAccord Convention 2011
The numbers tell a story: the ninth year for SportAccord and the ninth consecutive year ATR has been on the scene to showcase news from this vital gathering of world sport. It marks our eighth special edition magazine for SportAccord. This edition highlights Federation leaders on "Why Sport Matters", a countdown to London 2012, The ATR Olympic Bid Power Index for the 2018 Winter Games and a preview of 2020 Summer Games candidates.
OCA General Assembly & 16th Asian Games
With more than 14,000 athletes and coaches from across the continent, the Asian Games now rank as the second-biggest sporting event outside of the Summer Olympics. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has served as president of the 45-nation OCA since 1990, guiding its growth. ATR’s special edition features an interview with Sheikh Ahmad and outlines the successful history of the Asian Games.
ANOC General Assembly 2010
The October 2010 meeting in Acapulco marks the 30th anniversary of the presidency of Mario Vázquez Raña of the Association of National Olympic Committees. A remarkable span that has guided the growth of NOCs from 144 in 1980 to 205 in 2010. ATR's special edition includes an interview with Vázquez Raña and editions in English, Spanish and French.
SportAccord Convention 2010
SportAccord is the year's most important gathering of international sports leaders outside the Olympic Games. More than 1,500 delegates from some 100 International Sport Federations and their related associations attend along with corporate sponsors, bid and host cities, architects, broadcasters, rights holders and other sports specialists. This special edition magazine, ATR's seventh annual edition, has an exclusive interview with SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen and a special football section from our new media arm World Football Insider.
The Games-time Vancouver View
Around the Rings presents the Vancouver View Daily Editions, covering the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, reporting directly from Vancouver and Whistler. Read it online for exclusive coverage of IOC activity, Vancouver & Whistler happenings, media events, sports and more. The Daily Edition magazines are distributed at the Games via the Main Press Center (MPC), the International Broadcast Center (IBC), The Olympians Reunion Center, at hospitality centers and other select locations in Vancouver and Whistler.
(Published Sept. 10, 2009) - Copenhagen is the center of the Olympic universe from October 1 to 9 where the 121st IOC Session and XIII Olympic Congress are held. Highlights will be the vote for the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, a decision about changes to the Olympic sport program and IOC elections.
SportAccord Convention 2009
Now in its seventh year, SportAccord has grown into a "must" for the international sports industry. Drawing up to 1500 delegates, attendees include federation leaders, sponsors, bid and host cities, architects, broadcasters, rights holders and other sports specialists. This special edition magazine looks at what international federations hope to accomplish in the coming year and examines issues facing 2010 and 2012 organizers, and more.
The Golden 25 for 2009
The Golden 25, now in its 13th year, is our year-end compilation of the personalities who will play the greatest influence in 2009 for the business of the Olympics. The listing is the product of a matrix assembled by ATR that includes names, events and issues that will come into play for 2009. While other end-of-year rankings look back, the Golden 25 looks ahead.
Beijing 2008 Daily Editions
Around the Rings presents the Beijing Daily Editions, covering each day of the 2008 Olympic Games. Read it online for exclusive coverage of IOC members, Beijing happenings, media events and sports. The Daily Edition magazines are distributed at the Games via the Main Press Center (MPC), the International Broadcast Center (IBC), and at hospitality centers and other select locations in and around Beijing during 2008 Summer Games.
|Day 1: August 8, 2008
||Day 10: August 17, 2008
|Day 2: August 9, 2008
||Day 11: August 18, 2008
|Day 3: August 10, 2008
||Day 12: August 19, 2008
|Day 4: August 11, 2008
||Day 13: August 20, 2008
|Day 5: August 12, 2008
||Day 14: August 21, 2008
|Day 6: August 13, 2008
||Day 15: August 22, 2008
|Day 7: August 14, 2008
||Day 16: August 23, 2008
|Day 8: August 15, 2008
||Day 17: August 24, 2008
|Day 9: August 16, 2008
Beijing Games Ultimate Insider's Guide
The fifth edition of the guide, started in Sydney to help journalists find answers to questions they will encounter while in the Olympic City. You will find contact details for BOCOG, the IOC, sponsors and the 28 sports federations on the Beijing program. In addition, it provides contact details for departments of the Chinese government, the city of Beijing and embassy phone numbers. Need to rent a car or suggestions for a bank? Hotel numbers? Dining suggestions? The Ultimate Insider's Guide has it all.
Now in its sixth year, SportAccord has grown into a "must" for the international sports industry. Drawing up to 1500 delegates, the attendees include federation leaders, sponsors, bid and host cities, architects, broadcasters, rights holders and other sports specialists. A new formula for sharing Olympic TV revenue with the U.S. and the short list for the 2016 Olympics will be among the hot topics at Sportaccord 2008 in Athens.
The Golden 25 for 2008
The Golden 25, now in its 12th year, is a compilation of the personalities who will play the greatest influence in 2008 for the business of the Olympics. The listing is the product of a matrix assembled by ATR that includes names, events and issues that will come into play for 2008. While other end-of-year rankings look back, the Golden 25 looks ahead.
The IOC Comes to Guatemala
Humid and exotic, Guatemala seems an unlikely spot to consider the destiny of the Winter Olympics. Even so, the IOC will nonetheless set the wheels in motion for the 2014 Games, a highlight on day one. Once the furor over the July 4 vote passes, the 119th IOC Session gets down to three days of business that includes consideration of the Youth Olympic Games. It could become the first new multi-sports event under the flag of the Olympics since the Winter Olympics were added 80 years ago.
Countdown to Beijing: SportAccord 2007
The 2007 SportAccord convention in Beijing is on track to be the biggest yet since the event started in Madrid five years ago. More than 1,300 delegates registered for the convention, which has become the only annual gathering that include leaders of the IOC, international sports federations, bid cities and prominent executives from sports marketing and manufacturing. Around the Rings Beijing correspondent, Bill Smith, previews the next few months as the 2008 host city is put through its paces with more than two dozen test events.
The Race For 2014
For the second time in a row, the race for the Winter Olympic Games is a contest of three cities—two of them repeat contenders. It's as close as anything we've seen to a trend in bids for the Winter Games. The finalists were culled from a group of seven in May of 2006. The IOC Executive Board chose “quality over quantity”: PyeongChang, Salzburg and Sochi the unmistakable choices to make formal bids.
The Golden 25 for 2007
The Golden 25, now in its 11th year, is a compilation of the personalities who will play the greatest influence in 2007 for the business of the Olympics. The listing is the product of a matrix assembled by ATR that includes names, events and issues that will come into play for 2007. While other end-of-year rankings look back, the Golden 25 looks ahead.
SportAccord 2006 in Seoul
No other meeting outside of an IOC Session brings together as many personalities from the IOC, international federations and the business of world sport. This year's meeting has even more luster with the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees, bringing leaders of the 203 NOCs to Seoul. This Special Edition includes profiles on each of the five continental associations represented at the ANOC meetings.
Decision 2005: Singapore
At the top of the list for the 117th
IOC session is the July 6 election of the 2012 host of the Summer Olympic Games. It is a race unprecedented in the history of Olympic bids, with five world-class cities competing at the same time: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris. Set in Singapore, an archipelago country made up of 63 islands, who's name is derived from its Malay name, Singapura, which means Lion City.
The Road To Torino
With a population of two million, Torino is a far cry from Cortina d’Ampezzo. Fifty years ago, this hamlet with 5,000 inhabitants and a classic mountainside setting was the last Italian host for the Winter Olympics. With the Winter Games now three times bigger than they were in 1956, Torino 2006 President Valentino Castellani says he cannot imagine how they could be held without the facilities of a major city, such as Torino.