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Race for 2020 - Madrid Confident for Finance; Istanbul Learns from Past

February 15, 2012

Alejandro Blanco at IOC headquarters. (Madrid 2020) Madrid Leader Confident In the wake of Rome's exit from the 2020 Olympics race due to the country's debt crisis, Madrid...

As Rome Goes, So Will Other 2020 Bids?

February 15, 2012

With only hours left to go before the IOC deadline for applications from the cities bidding for the 2020 Olympics, Rome has become the first casualty, unable to summon the s...

Olympic Newsdesk - Rio 2016 Licensing; USA Hoops

February 14, 2012

Rio 2016 Licensing Program Rio 2016 met with 150 companies interested in joining the revenue program that will generate $750 billion for the Games. Olympic merchandise i...

1st Shakeup for 2020 Olympic Race; YOG 2018

February 14, 2012

Rome Bid Demise Leaders of the derailed bid from the Italian capital are having to deal with the sting of rejection after Prime Minister Mario Monti refused to back the 20...

Tuesday Talk - Ice Hockey Champ on Innsbruck 2012, PyeongChang 2018, Women and Sport

February 14, 2012

Angela Ruggiero was elected to the IOC Athletes' Commission in Vancouver days before winning her fourth and final Olympic ice hockey medal. She retired from Team USA in Decemb...

Luge Chief on Whistler Track; Olympic Withdrawal; Canada Taps 2014 Team Leader

February 10, 2012

Luge Leader Backs Whistler Despite Legal Battle Secretary general Svein Romstad tells Around the Rings the International Luge Federation is committed to next year’s Whi...

Sponsor Spotlight - Dow Undeterred; Acer Taps PR Agency; BP Stresses Olympics

February 11, 2012

Bhopal Controversy Won't Deter Dow, Says Olympics VP The recent Bhopal controversy will not keep Dow Chemical from continuing to support the London Olympics, insists the co...

Salt Lake City Opens Olympics Anniversary

February 09, 2012

Mitt Romney campaigned in Georgia on the anniversary of opening ceremony Feb. 8. (ATR) (ATR) Hundreds of people turned out for the relighting of the caldron for the Salt Lake...

Salt Lake City Wants 2022 Olympics, So Does Munich

February 08, 2012

The cauldron from the Salt Lake City Olympics will be lit for the anniversary. (ATR) Salt Lake City for 2022 Ten years ago the flame for the Salt Lake City Olympics was li...

Dow Faces Backlash Over Stadium Wrap Install; BOA Wants Podium Finishes

February 07, 2012

An artist's rendering depicts how the stadium will look with Dow's fabric wrap. (LOCOG) (ATR) Dow Chemical is set to court more controversy over its 2012 Olympics sponsorship...

NOC News - Uganda Allegations; Pakistan Elections; Cash for Russian Medalists

February 09, 2012

JOC Program in Ravaged Area The Japanese Olympic Committee is contining its program to support children in the Sendai region, the area hit by the deadly tsunami and ea...

Bubka Expresses Confidence in London 2012 Preparations, Legacy

February 07, 2012

Sergey Bubka is an IOC member, NOC president, IAAF vice president and Olympic champion. (ATR) (ATR) IAAF vice president Sergey Bubka says Sebastian Coe and his London 2012 te...