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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...

Rome Says No to 2016 Olympics

July 11, 2006

Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni. (ATR) The city of Rome will not bid for the 2016 Olympics, the decision announced Tuesday at a meeting of CONI, the Italian National Olympic Commit...

Madrid Takes First Step for New Olympics Bid

July 06, 2006

Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz Gallardon. (ATR) (ATR) Exactly one year after losing the race for the 2012 Olympics, Madrid is on its way to launching a bid for 2016, but questions ...

The Race for 2016 Olympics: Spain, U.S.

June 29, 2006

 U.S. 2016 Olympics Short List ImminentSources tell Around the Rings that the next step in the process for selecting a 2016 nominee could come in the next week or two with the...

Tokyo Plan for Olympics Heads to JOC

June 26, 2006

Opening ceremony for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. The stadium would be one of the venues in the 2016 bid. (ATR) Japanese cities Tokyo and Fukuoka this week will formally submit...

U.S. 2016 Olympics Bids Step Up Pace

June 24, 2006

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom meets Britih IOC memberCraig Reedie. (ATR) (ATR) The ribbon is cut on the race for the nomination from the U.S. for the 2016 Olympics, with fi...

Norway Looks at 2018 Olympics

June 23, 2006

 (ATR) Norway is launching a search for city to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sport unanimously voted in favor Friday of ...

Atlanta Readies for 10th Anniversary of Olympics

June 19, 2006

Billy Payne speaking at a press conference on Monday. (ATR) (ATR) Calling the Olympics "the greatest moment" in Atlanta history, former Atlanta Olympics chief Billy Payne has ...

Milan Out, Rome In for 2016 Olympics

June 17, 2006

Milan a candidate for 2020, if Rome stumbles for 2016. (ATR) (ATR) The newly-elected mayor of Milan has decided to drop plans to bid for the 2016 Olympics, a move which leaves...

Deadline Looms for U.S. Olympic Bids

June 06, 2006

 USOC Seeks Answers from 2016 HopefulsThe five cities in the hunt for the U.S. nomination for the 2016 Olympics are now responding to specific questions from the U.S. Olympic ...

Madrid Urged to Decide on Olympics Bid

May 31, 2006

Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco. (ATR (ATR) The city of Madrid is being asked to come to a decision by the end of July on whether to bid for the 2016 Olym...

Mayor: San Francisco Has Olympics Appeal

May 18, 2006

A team from the USOC and one from San Francisco meet at City Hall Thursday to discuss an Olympics bid. (ATR) San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says his city has the internation...