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"Challenges and Opportunities for National Olympic Committees" -- All-Star Lineup for Newsmaker Breakfast Bangkok

October 23, 2014

(ATLANTA) -- War and civil strife, health crises, economics, natural disasters, and government interference -- all in a day’s work for the world’s 200+ national Olympic Commit...

Rio 2016 Preparing for Team Kosovo

October 23, 2014

Kosovar judoka Majlinda Kelmendi is a two-time world champion and represents Albania. (Getty Images) (ATR) If the Kosovo Olympic Committee receives formal IOC recognition, i...

World Games Bid a Positive for Russian Sport

October 23, 2014

The Ufa Arena (Getty Images) (ATR) Oleg Shabanov, chief executive of Ufa's bid committee for the 2021 World Games, tells Around the Rings, "The World Games in Ufa will streng...

IOC President Talks Flexibility of Olympic Program, Bidding Process Changes

October 23, 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach speaking at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China (Getty Images) (ATR) Thomas Bach says changes are in the works for the Olympic sports pro...

Olympics: Host City Contracts Will Include Rights Protections

October 23, 2014

New IOC Contract Requirement Raises Bar for all Sports Groups The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include human rights protections in future host ...

USA Gymnastics: Athletes "Constantly Preparing For What`s Next" -- ATR Podcast

October 23, 2014

USA Gymnastics President/CEO Steve Penny (Getty Images) (ATR) Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics president/CEO, discusses the road ahead to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Speaking with ...

IOC Keeps Ban on Member Visits to Bid Cities

October 23, 2014

(Getty) (ATR ) Around the Rings has learned that the IOC’s ruling body will not recommend lifting the 15-year-old ban on member visits to Olympic bid cities. ATR is told t...

Kosovo NOC Gains Provisional Recognition

October 22, 2014

Besim Hasani, president of the Kosovo Olympic Committee. (ATR) (ATR) Kosovo may appear at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The IOC granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olym...

IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo Olympic Committee

October 22, 2014

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee and proposed that the NOC be grante...

Law Professor Named New USOC Ombudsman

October 22, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) For only the second time in its history, the U.S. Olympic Committee has a new ombudsman. Kathleen Wallace will replace John Ruger, who became ombudsm...

Gambian Government Reopens NOC Headquarters

October 22, 2014

Team Gambia at the London Olympics (Getty Images) (ATR) The Gambian Olympic Committee may avoid suspension from the IOC.  Gambian news outlets report that the country’s g...

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