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Olympic Bid a Landmark Event for Rome

March 31, 2015

(ATR) The president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) says the Roman bid to host the 2024 Olympics is a “watershed” event. “I am full of enthusiasm and optimism,” say...

Indiana Law Does Not Reflect Spirit of Olympic Agenda 2020

March 31, 2015

(ATR) An Indiana law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has drawn widespread scrutiny, is now catching the attention of local NGBs including USA Gymnastics an...

Pechstein Case No Threat to Court of Arbitration for Sport

March 31, 2015

(ATR) Despite a high-profile German legal challenge to the CAS, its secretary general tells Around the Rings sport’s highest court is not in danger.    Speedskater Claudia P...

Rio 2016 Opens Ticket Lottery

March 31, 2015

(ATR) The first chance for Brazilians to buy tickets to the 2016 Olympics has opened. Brazilian residents can visit the Rio 2016 ticket website and register for the first l...

Toronto 2015 Reveals Executive Salaries

March 30, 2015

(Getty Images) (ATR) One hundred managers and executives of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games organizing committee are on the Province of Ontario’s so-called “sunshine list...

Athletics Won't Commit to 2019 European Games

March 27, 2015

Hansjörg Wirz (Getty Images) (ATR) European Athletics President Hansjörg Wirz tells Around the Rings athletics will only participate in the 2019 European Games if it adds val...

Dutch Propose Nationwide 2019 European Games

March 27, 2015

Andre Bolhuis (Getty Images) (ATR) Around The Rings understands that the Netherlands is proposing to stage the 2019 European Games across the country. A Dutch NOC spokesma...

Rare Torches, Medals Highlight Upcoming Olympic Auctions

March 26, 2015

(ATR) A gold medal from Chamonix, a silver medal from Sochi and a Vancouver official report highlight upcoming Olympic auctions.    Rare Chamonix medal (Ingrid O'Neil) The ...

IOC Visits Beijing 2022 Mountain Cluster in Zhangjiakou -- On the Scene

March 26, 2015

(ATR) The IOC evaluation commission traveled 245 kilometers northwest of Beijing to see the Zhangjiakou mountain cluster on day three of their inspection visit in China. S...

Hickey Dismisses Fears Over Threat to European Games

March 26, 2015

(ATR) IOC member Pat Hickey tells Around the Rings the 2018 European Sports Championships will have no impact on the European Games brand. Berlin and Glasgow will stage th...

Hamburg Looking Abroad for Olympic Bid Support

March 25, 2015

(ATR) Hamburg is seeking international recognition for its 2024 Olympic bid. "We know that our target group is ultimately the International Olympic Committee with over 100...

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