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Bidding for the Games -- Chicago

April 08, 2009

Chicago 2016 chairman Patrick Ryan at the podium, Mayor Richard Daley seated. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)  (ATR) The head of the Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympics says his team won’...

On the Scene in Chicago -- Bid CEO Shares City's "Passion" with IOC

April 07, 2009

Chicago 2016 chair Patrick Ryan, along with gymanstics couple Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner -- and Oprah Winfrey. (Pool photographer)Pat Ryan, chairman and chief executive of...

On the Scene in Chicago -- IOC Examines Olympic Guarantees; Oprah Graces Gala

April 06, 2009

Day three opens for the IOC commission visit in Chicago. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix) After an afternoon poring over financial details of Chicago's 2016 bid, the IOC Evaluation Commi...

New Leaders for Iraq NOC; Rogge Concern for Abducted Al Samarrai

April 06, 2009

Raad Hamoudi (right) was elected as the new president of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee. (Getty Images) (ATR) Retired goalkeeper Raad Hamoudi is elected as the head of I...

Media Watch -- Chicago Gets Ready for IOC Visit; Kenya Looks for Support from Brazil

April 06, 2009

Columnist for the The Chicago Tribune, Rick Morrissey says the IOC should take Chicago the way it is. The London Free Press has an article about the mystery surrounding the fi...

On the Scene: IOC Faces Chicago Weather Bluster

April 05, 2009

A portion of the 200+ volunteers who stood in cold rain to give the IOC commission a perspective of the planned Olympic Stadium(ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)(ATR) Volunteers endured bi...

On the Scene: Obama Opens Olympic Appeal for Chicago

April 04, 2009

Chicago is that most American of American cities - a city that reflects the decency, honesty, and generosity of our people; a city of broad shoulders, big dreams, and a bright...

IOC Warns Albanian Government Over Interference in NOC

April 01, 2009

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha's government is accused of meddling in the affairs of the NOC. (Getty Images) The IOC calls for the Albanian government to stay out of the...

On the Scene in New Zealand -- Rogge Discusses African Olympics, Rugby's Inclusion

March 30, 2009

Jacques Rogge said the 2010 World Cup in South Africa may be the continent's best chance to promote itself for an Olympic bid. (Getty Images) IOC president Jacques Rogge says ...

IOC Scraps International Torch Relays

March 27, 2009

Demonstrators protest against China's human rights violations along the Beijing torch relay route through London last year. (ATR) (ATR) The IOC has scrapped international ...

USOC, IOC Ready to Deal?

March 26, 2009

The IOC Executive Board is discussing the U.S. revenue sharing agreement in Denver this week. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix) (ATR) Sources tell Around the Rings that the first steps t...

Sportaccord Conference Opens; IOC Executive Board Starts Meetings

March 25, 2009

Dick Ebersol, chair of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, will be a big draw at the Sportaccord conference. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) Mayor of Denver John Hickenlooper ope...