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Houston First in USA Olympics Quest

May 07, 2006

Houston City Hall is the site of Monday's meeting with the USOC. (ATR) The road to a possible U.S. bid for the 2016 Olympics begins Monday in Houston. A team from the U.S. Ol...

Atlanta Olympics Chief Leads Augusta

May 05, 2006

Billy Payne will become Augusta National chairman this month. (ATR) (ATR) Billy Payne, the one and only president of the Atlanta Olympics, is tapped to become the new chairman...

Rio 2007: Toy Contract, Grand Prix Preps

May 03, 2006

 (ATR) Rio organizers sign their first licensing aggrements, the city plans for an IAAF Grand Prix event, and several staff members return to Brazil after working with Austral...

Tokyo: Old And New for 2016 Olympics

April 29, 2006

 (ATR) Tokyo's bid for a return of the Olympics includes plans for a new Olympic Stadium and use of existing venues.Tokyo Metropolitan Government submitted its application to ...

Rio 2007: Press Check, Marathon Measured

April 27, 2006

 (ATR) Torch relay plans for the Rio 2007 Pan American Games take shape, a team of experts measures the marathon course, and press operations get a thumbs up. More in the Rio ...

Fukuoka Enters Race for 2016 Olympics

April 24, 2006

City hall for Fukuoka, capital city of Japan's southern island, Kyushu. (ATR) With the deadline to apply this week, the city of Fukuoka in southern Japan has submitted a forma...

USOC Moves Towards 2016 Olympics

April 09, 2006

 (ATR) Without deciding whether to launch a bid for the 2016 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee says it will at least take the next step needed to choose a nominee. Meeting ...

Brazil President: Rio Capable of Olympics

March 27, 2006

 With the 2007 Pan American Games less than 500 days away, Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva says that the event will show the world that host city Rio de Janeiro is ...

Commonwealth Games End in Melbourne

March 26, 2006

The Melbourne Cricket Grounds. March 26, 2006 ? CWG CloseCommonwealth Games End in Melbourne(ATR) The Commonwealth Games in Melbourne have been called an "incredible success",...

Commonwealth Games, Australia Off To Flying Start

March 17, 2006

Stephanie Rice was the surprise winner of the 200m Individual Medley on the first night in the pool, taking out gold over Aussie teammates Brooke Hanson (silver) and Lara Carr...

One Year for Rio Pan American Games

July 13, 2006

Maracana Stadium, site of opening and closing ceremonies and football for Rio 2007. (ATR) (ATR) The biggest-ever Pan American Games are one year away from opening ceremony in ...

Atlanta Celebrates Olympics Anniversary

July 12, 2006

Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. (ATR) Centennial Olympic Park Hosts Big EventAlthough the actual date of opening ceremony for Atlanta was July 19, the main annive...