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Bidding for the Games: Annecy 2018 Chief on the Road

March 07, 2011

Charles Beigbeder during the IOC commission visit in February.(Getty Images) (ATR) Like his rivals in the race for the 2018 Olympics, Annecy bid chief Charles Beigbeder is on...

IOC Praises Passion for Munich 2018 Winter Olympic Bid

March 04, 2011

IOC Evaluation Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg. (ATR) (ATR) IOC Evaluation Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg says her inspection team has "absolutely felt the atmosphere an...

Olympic Photodesk -- IOC Evaluation Commission in Munich

March 05, 2011

ATR was given exclusive access to the ski jump venue. This is an athlete's view before taking off. (ATR) (ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in Munich this week as the IO...

German Chancellor Merkel Backs Munich 2018 Olympic Bid

March 03, 2011

(ATR) German chancellor Angela Merkel says Munich has a "very good chance" of winning the race to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. IOC vice president Thomas Bach, commission c...

Rio Public Authority Nears Approval; Heiberg Almost 100% After Heart Attack

March 03, 2011

Olympic Public Authority Closer in Rio de Janeiro Senate approval in Brasilia is the latest step in the increasingly drawn-out process to create a public authority to overs...

IOC Inspection Chief Positive After Munich 2018 Venue Tour

March 02, 2011

(ATR) IOC Evaluation Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg tells Around the Rings "everything is going well" at the halfway point of the Munich 2018 Winter Olympic bid inspection ...

Federations Focus -- Oakley, Triathlon Ink Deal; 2018 Commonwealth Games Bids; Biathlon Worlds

March 02, 2011

Triathlon Signs Oakley for One Year, Wants More The International Triathlon Union tells Around the Rings its new partnership with Oakley is “for now” a one-year deal. Many...

On the Scene -- Munich Bid Leader Confident at Open of IOC Inspection

March 01, 2011

Munich bid leaders hold a press conference on opening day of the IOC Commission visit. (ATR) Witt Reviews Day 1 of IOC Visit Munich 2018 chief Katarina Witt says she is "...

London Logo Complaint Goes Viral; Olympics Shop Opens at Heathrow

March 01, 2011

London Logo Story Goes Viral As the story about Iranian objections to the London Olympics logo goes viral worldwide, IOC President Jacques Rogge tersely refutes the complai...

IOC Launches Betting Task Force

March 01, 2011

(ATR) A task force will tackle illegal and irregular sports betting in the wake of a Tuesday summit called for and chaired by IOC president Jacques Rogge. IOC president Jac...

On the Scene -- IOC Begins Munich Olympic Evaluation

March 01, 2011

The IOC commission in Munich.(ATR) Commission Opens Munich Inspection A few minutes after 8:00 AM, the 11-member IOC Evaluation Commission began its work in Munich. P...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Pan Am Stadium Decision; Flattering Portrait for Annecy

March 01, 2011

Pan Am Stadium Saga Resolved Hamilton will get soccer’s centerpiece venue for the 2015 Pan Ams after all. Originally built to host the 1930 British Empire Games, Ivor Wynn...