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IOC President Honored in Rome

May 15, 2012

Rogge in Olympia May 10. (ATR) (ATR) As he heads into a final year as IOC President, Jacques Rogge is in Rome to receive a prestigious sports award, with more honors sure to ...

On the Scene in Dallas - Michelle Obama Praises "Power of the Games"

May 14, 2012

"All it takes is one opportunity," said Michelle Obama. (ATR) (ATR) First lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Olympic and Paralympic sports to get more than 1.7 million ch...

Buenos Aires Bid Backing; Gold Coast 2018 Costs; French Flagbearer

May 14, 2012

Argentina qualified for the men's Olympic volleyball tournament at London 2012 on Sunday. (FIVB) Buenos Aires Bid Backing Buenos Aires 2018 picked up the backing of Arg...

On the Scene -- Burning Questions on IOC Revenue Sharing; Phelps' London Events

May 13, 2012

Reporters get six minutes with athletes at the Media Summit. (ATR) (ATR) As about 450 members of the media descend on Dallas, Texas, for the 2012 Team USA Media Summit, they...

The Notebook: Olympia Feels Pain of Greece

May 13, 2012

Deserted Olympia after the flame ceremony. (ATR) Olympia Feels Greek Pain It took less than 24 hours for the village of Olympia to return to the normal pace of life after...

Prince William Predicts Electric Mood for London, "Glory" for British Olympianss

May 12, 2012

Prince William addressing the BOA gala in London. (ATR) (ATR) The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, says the mood in London for the Games will be “electric, ecstatic and am...

Johnson on Bus Driver Demands; Distrust of Indian NOC; U.S. Sailing Selections

May 11, 2012

Boris Johnson, pictured with his wife Martina, was reelected as mayor of London last week. (Getty Images) Boris Johnson on Bus Driver Demands Olympics mayor Boris Johnso...

Monday Memo - Flame Handover; U.S. Media Summit; Hockey, Boxing World Champs

May 14, 2012

Open water swim champion Spyros Gianniotis carries the flame out of the ancient stadium in Olympia last week. (ATR) Olympic Flame Handover Olympic torchbearers are busy cr...

Rio Olympics May Seek South American Torch Relay

May 11, 2012

The next Summer Olympic torch lighting ceremony will be held in 2016 for Rio de Janeiro. (ATR) (ATR) The head of Rio 2016 tells Around the Rings he would like to bring the Ol...

ANOC President Prioritizes; No Nostalgia for Rogge; Diack Talks Diamond League

May 10, 2012

ANOC President Prioritizes Goals Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has sent a letter to all 205 member NOCs of the Association of National Olympic Committees asking for their ...

Bus Drivers Want Bonuses; Ireland Taps Torchbearers; FIG Bans Judges

May 10, 2012

Olympic Bonuses for Bus Drivers? Bus drivers are the latest London transport workers to demand additional payments during the Olympics. "The idea the world should arrive i...

Olympic Flame on the Way to London

May 10, 2012

Spyros Gianniotis carries the flame out of the ancient Olympic stadium. (ATR) (ATR) With a crowd of 5,000 watching from the banks of the stadium in Olympia, the flame was li...