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U.S. Cities Face Next Test for Olympics Bid

August 12, 2006

Barry Sanders is chairman of the Los Angeles committee seeking the 2016 Olympics. (ATR) (ATR) The cities hoping to bid for the 2016 Olympics face the next test by the U.S. Oly...

Rome Olympics Bid Wins Parliament Vote

October 18, 2006

 (ATR) A bid for the 2016 Olympics from Rome wins support of the Italian Parliament, but the path to a bid still has hurdles to clear, Around the Rings is told by sources fami...

Chicago Mayor Visits Home of Olympics

October 16, 2006

Chicago 2016 chair Patrick Ryan (l) and Mayor Richard Daley join the throngs at the Acropolis. (ATR) Chicago Mayor Richard Daley launches a three-day visit to Athens, Greece w...

Olympian Michael Jordan for Chicago 2016

October 13, 2006

Michael Jordan is expected to help promote Chicago's 2016 bid. Jordan Assist for 2016The role of Olympian and NBA great Michael Jordan in Chicago's bid to become the U.S. nomi...

Skyline Logo for Chicago Olympics Bid

October 12, 2006

 (ATR) The skyline of Chicago is featured in the new logo for the city's bid to become the nominee for the 2016 Olympics from the U.S.The torch-like design was unveiled Thursd...

New Look for Chicago Olympics Campaign

October 12, 2006

This logo for Chicago 2016 will be replaced later today. (ATR) A new look for Chicago 2016 is scheduled for unveiling Thursday, while the city's mayor and Olympic bid leaders ...

Favorite Emerges to Lead Madrid Olympics Bid

October 10, 2006

Mercedes Coghen is expected to lead the Madrid bid for 2016. (ATR) An Olympic gold medalist and former candidate for president of the Spanish Olympic Committee is reported to ...

Rio 2007: Torch Relay Changes, Football Issues

October 06, 2006

 Torch Relay Stays in BrazilAfter working for more than two years on plans to bring the Pan Am torch relay to each of the 42 member-nations of PASO, the Pan American Sports Or...

Rome Olympics Bid Revived

October 03, 2006

 (ATR) Italy's minister for sport says legislation will be introduced Tuesday in parliament to seek the 2016 Olympic Games for Rome. Speaking in Turin at the fencing world cha...

Rio 2007: IAAF Praises, Fernandez U.S. Ambassador

September 29, 2006

 (ATR) The IAAF is praising the preparation for the 2007 Pan American Games and a softball gold medalist is named the U.S. ambassador for the Rio games.IAAF Likes What It Sees...

Doha for 2016 Olympics?

September 28, 2006

50,000 seat Khalifa Stadium is the biggest venue for the Asian Games in Doha. (ATR) (ATR) With the Asian Games coming in two months to Doha, trial balloons for a 2016 Olympics...

San Francisco Keeps Olympics Venues Under Wraps

September 27, 2006

Candlestick Park is surrounded by parking lots that could become an Olympic Park. (ATR) San Francisco plans to keep its full venue plan for the 2016 Olympics under wraps a bit...