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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...

Tuesday Talk with IOC Director of NOCs - 2012 Funding, Arab Spring, Problem Countries

January 24, 2012

Pere Miro is IOC director of NOCs and Olympic Solidarity general manager. (ATR) (ATR) IOC director of National Olympic Committee relations Pere Miro tells Around the Rings th...

IOC Opens India Inquiry; LOCOG Probes Chinese Sweatshop Claims

January 23, 2012

IOC Inquires About Former Indian NOC Chief The IOC tells Around the Rings its Ethics Commission is seeking information about Suresh Kalmadi. Suresh Kalmadi at the Common...

Race for 2020 - Baku, Tokyo Polls; Madrid Presents Bid Team; Istanbul On Track

January 23, 2012

Tokyo 2020 president Tsunekazu Takeda at Monday's press conference (Tokyo 2020) (ATR) Nationwide polls for the bids from Baku and Tokyo reveal significant differences in publ...

"10 Glorious Days" Declared in Innsbruck

January 22, 2012

  (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge gushes praise for the Innsbruck Winter Youth Olympic Games, drawing to a close Sunday. “These were ten glorious days, ” said Rog...

Rio 2016 Auto Partner; Canadian Freeskier, 29

January 20, 2012

Automotive Partner for Rio 2016 A Rio 2016 official tells Around the Rings that an automotive partner “is likely to be announced next week.” The official could not dis...

Around Innsbruck 2012 - Vonn Visit; Snowboard Slopestyle; First Triple Gold Medalist

January 19, 2012

Vonn Stops by Patscherkofel Reigning downhill Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn was a welcome guest at Thursday’s men’s giant slalom at Patscherkofel. Lindsey Vonn is a th...

Rio 2016 Taps New Marketing Team; Former Olympic Sponsor Bankrupt; Pin Points

January 20, 2012

Rio Names "Right Guy" CCO Olympic marketing expert Rob Prazmark tells Around the Rings that Rio 2016’s newly appointed chief commercial officer is the right man for the job...

Successors Loom for Pan Am Presidency

January 18, 2012

(ATR) The slate is set for elections for the Pan American Sports Organization in March, Around the Rings has learned, with a potential successor to Mario Vazquez Rana amon...

Tube Union Rejects Olympic Pay Raise; Korean President Rallies 2018 Support

January 18, 2012

Tube Union Rejects Olympic Pay Raise The trade union representing employees of London’s tube says no thanks to an Olympic pay raise its members find laughable. Labor rel...

Olympics Link for Cruise Ship Crash; Chinese Sport Awards

January 17, 2012

Salzburg Olympic Bid Mayor Escapes Cruise Ship Disaster Salzburg mayor Heinz Schaden is back in his office days after fleeing the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster in It...