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London Hospitality Update - Irish House Venue; Belgium House Concerns

February 03, 2012

Irish House Decision Coming Soon  Olympic Council of Ireland president Patrick Hickey tells Around the Rings a decision on Irish House for the London Olympics is expected “...

IOC Revisits Illegal Gambling; Nuzman Wins Support for Re-Election

February 02, 2012

IOC Gambling Group The IOC working group on tackling illegal gambling in sports endorses several measures to stop improper gambling in sport. Thursday's third meeting of ...

2012 Torch Lighting; Sochi Broadcasters; Tokyo 2020 Sports Director

February 01, 2012

2012 Torch Lighting Details  New details are emerging about how the Olympic Flame will be lit ahead of its May 18 arrival in the U.K.  The Olympic Flame will travel 8,000 ...

Federations Roundup - Golf Greats Pitch Rio Course Plans; 2014 YOG Additions

February 01, 2012

Nicklaus, Norman Pitch Rio Course Plans International Golf Federation executive director Antony Scanlon tells Around the Rings he’s “extremely pleased with the quality of t...

NOC News - ANOC Schedule; Qatari National Sports Day; Allegiance Transfer

January 31, 2012

  ANOC Schedule   The Association of National Olympic Committees has supplied the schedule for its upcoming General Assembly in Moscow exclusively to Around the Rings. ...

Bidding for the Games - British YOG Bid; Doha Additions; Rome Support; Baku Handover

January 30, 2012

BOA "Delighted" With Glasgow YOG Interest  The British Olympic Association tells Around the Rings it's "delighted" with Glasgow's interest in bidding for the 2018 Youth Oly...

On the Scene - Madrid 2020 Plots "Evolution" from Failed Bids at Logo Unveiling

January 30, 2012

Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. at the launch event in Madrid (ATR) (ATR) Spanish IOC member Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr says Madrid 2020's bid marks an "evolution" from the city's ...

Istanbul Bid Leadership; "Powerful" Olympians; Bach on IOC Presidency, German Bids

January 26, 2012

Istanbul 2020 Bid Leadership Sources in Turkey tell Around the Rings that the bid leadership team will be officially unveiled next week. Hasan Arat (pictured) will appare...

Sochi Biathlon Delay; Asian Games Media Deal; Cuban on Olympic Hoops

January 25, 2012

Sochi Closes Biathlon Test Event Construction delays are forcing Sochi 2014 to close an upcoming biathlon test event to the public. Laura cross-country ski and biathlon ...

Indian NOC Mulls IOC Inquiry; Ethiopian Olympic Champions Banned, Welcomed Back

January 24, 2012

Indian NOC Continues Leadership Discussion The Indian Olympic Association executive board will discuss the IOC’s request for more information about Suresh Kalmadi, former ...

Bidding for the Games - Rome 2020 Seeks Government Support

January 24, 2012

Italian prime minister Mario Monti. (Getty Images) (ATR) After doubts about Rome 2020 are raised by the new government of Italy, top sport officials and politicians urge Prim...

News from the NOCs - Reaction to Winter Youth Olympic Games

January 24, 2012

Austrian Performance Exceeds Expectations  Hosts Austria say the team’s performance surprised even themselves. Peter Mennel, secretary general of the Austri...