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ATR First: Tokyo Governor Reveals 2020 Olympic Goals

July 11, 2018

(ATR) Tokyo's governor says the city will continue to try “creative things” to ensure a smooth 2020 Olympic legacy, as the IOC heaps praise on the project. Koike in the Tokyo...

Top Polish Olympian and IOC Member Irena Szewinska, 72

June 30, 2018

(ATR) Olympian Irena Szewinska is remembered as a gracious competitor on the track and a trusted colleague among IOC members. Irena Szewinska was born May 24, 1946. (ATR) ...

Unique project showcases 'tangible' and 'exciting' legacy of 2012 Olympics to the House of Commons

June 20, 2018

MPs and Civil Servants are today being briefed on the impact of a London 2012 Olympic legacy project which is ‘putting physical activity at the heart of the NHS’. Nearly si...

Semenya Takes Case to CAS

June 18, 2018

(ATR) Caster Semenya is officially challenging the new IAAF rule that would force her to take medication to reduce her natural testosterone levels in order to compete. Caster...

It's All About the Flag For Faroese Athletes

June 13, 2018

(ATR) Signhild Joensen is a 17-year-old swimmer from the Faroe Islands who has made the qualifying time in her sport to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. Signhild Jeons...

ATR First - Solving Kuwait Olympic Committee Puzzle

June 07, 2018

(ATR) Elections in Kuwait may be the next step toward ending the IOC suspension of Kuwait, the only one of 206 NOCs suspended by the IOC. The National Olympic Committee i...

Olympic Ceremonies Producers Tangle in Italy

May 22, 2018

(ATR) Two Italian companies known for work on Olympic ceremonies are trying to settle their differences in court. Filmmaster and Balich were together for the Turin 2006 cerem...

Judo Chief Says Universality Drives Sport

May 21, 2018

(ATR) International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer looks forward to the Tokyo Olympics, home of the sport. Marius Vizer (IJF) “The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games repres...

UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs visits Lima 2019 Pan American Village

May 20, 2018

Lima, Peru -  The UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson visited the Pan American Village for the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games, as part o...

Tokyo 2020 Targets July for Ticket Prices

May 15, 2018

(ATR) Games organizers tell Around the Rings that Tokyo 2020’s ticketing system will be modeled on the London 2012 Olympics. After Tokyo 2020’s second panel discussion to...

Tessa Jowell, London 2012 Visionary

May 13, 2018

(ATR) Without Tessa Jowell lobbying Prime Minister Tony Blair to support a London Olympic bid, the 2012 Games would never have happened. Tessa Jowell in 2005 during the bid d...

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