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Damage to Christchurch's Rugby Stadium Still Unknown

February 23, 2011

(ATR) New Zealand’s IOC member tells Around the Rings the Christchurch stadium for the Rugby World Cup is in the area hardest hit by Tuesday’s earthquake. Barry Maister (righ...

Exclusive - Q&A with Rome 2020 Olympic Bid Chair Mario Pescante

February 22, 2011

Pescante was in Lausanne last month for a meeting of the IOC's Executive Board. He's pictured here alongside German IOC vice president Thomas Bach. (ATR) (ATR) IOC vice presi...

Sheikh Ahmad Eyes Reelection; Somali Soccer Players Among Bombing Victims

February 21, 2011

Sheikh Ahmad Announces OCA Reelection Bid Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah will stand for reelection as president of the Olympic Council of Asia. Sheikh Ahmad is an IOC mem...

IOC Team Takes Break, Witt Says Munich Ready to be Next

February 21, 2011

IOC 2018 Commission Takes Break After more than two weeks on the road, the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2018 Winter Olympics has the week off before traveling to Muni...

On the Scene: Citizen Passion Praised by IOC Commission

February 19, 2011

Large, enthusiastic crowds have greeted the IOC Evaluation Commission at multiple stops in the region. (ATR) (ATR) IOC Evaluation Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg says she ...

Monday Memo -- Rome 2020; Women's Ski Jump On Display; Q&A with Judo Chief

February 21, 2011

Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. (Fiat) Ferrari Exec to Lead Rome 2020 Automobile exec Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is expected to take over Rome 2020 this we...

NBC TV Rights Bid Not Certain; SportAccord Question Time; New USOC Sponsor

February 17, 2011

NBC Chief Casts Doubt Upon TV Rights Bid Comcast isn’t sure the Olympics are worth NBC’s money anymore. “We are here to make money," NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke said...

Nations Team Event Contested at Alpine Worlds

February 17, 2011

(ATR) It's up to Jacques Rogge now that the co-ed nations team event is in the books at the Alpine Ski World Championships. The IOC president will decide at the end of this...

Updated -- Olympic Photodesk -- IOC Evaluation Commission Inspects Annecy

February 16, 2011

(ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in Annecy for the IOC Evaluation Commission's visit to the 2018 Winter Olympic bid city. Annecy offers postcard views as part of its ...

Ugandan IOC Member, 72

February 16, 2011

(ATR) Francis Nyangweso, the first and only IOC member from Uganda, died Tuesday in Kampala after a years-long battle with diabetes. Francis Nyangweso was an AIBA VP for 20 y...

PyeongChang Stresses Readiness for 2018 Olympics

February 16, 2011

PyeongChang held its first press conference on Wednesday. (ATR) PyeongChang 2018 chairman Yang Ho Cho says the city “is ready like never before” for the Games. Speaking ...

On the Scene in PyeongChang - -"No Challenges" for Venue Construction; IOC, Media Plans

February 15, 2011

Dan Moon explaining the venue plan. (ATR) Dan Moon, competition venue manager for PyeongChang 2018 says “there are no challenges” for the bid when it comes to building venue...