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OpEd -- Pan Am Olympics Chiefs Face Feeble Future

March 25, 2014

Mexico City will host the PASO Executive Committee meeting (Getty Images) (ATR) Leaders of the Pan-American Sports Organization meet in Mexico City, facing declining influenc...

Media Watch -- Threats Loom Over Road to Brazil

March 25, 2014

Brazil Under Scrutiny A "surge in street protests" is threatening preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Getty Images) In light of a "looming presidential election, a ...

Mayor Puts Faith in Krakow 2022 Referendum

March 25, 2014

Jacek Majchrowski (Getty Images) (ATR) Krakow’s mayor tells Around the Rings that the people of the city should decide if Krakow bids for the Olympics. “I am aware that s...

Almaty Proposes a "True Mountain Town" for 2022 Games

March 25, 2014

The opening ceremony of the 2011 Asian Winter Games in Almaty. (Getty Images) Almaty, with a population of 1.3 million, has mountains with 4,000-meter peaks “flowing into th...

NOCs News -- Fiji To Vote On Commonwealth Games; Malawi and Hong Kong Olympic Commitee Elections

March 24, 2014

Sireli Naqelevuki of Fiji (center) participates in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. (Getty Images) Fiji to Vote on Commonwealth Games Fiji’s sports bodies are going to vote on...

Mexican Government Studying 2024 Bid; Vladimir Putin Praises Police in Sochi

March 21, 2014

The 1968 Olympics in Mexico City were the only Olympics staged in Mexico. (Getty Images) Mexico Studying 2024 Bid The Mexican government is studying a bid for the 2024 O...

Lviv 2022 Hopes for Government Backing Amid Crimea Crisis

March 24, 2014

Lviv (Getty Images) (ATR) Despite the political turmoil in Ukraine, Lviv 2022 says securing the Olympics is a “national priority”. In its application file, not yet public ...

Monday Memo -- Pistorius Trial Resumes; Figure Skating World Champs

March 24, 2014

The trial for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius resumes Monday at the Pretoria High Court. (Getty Images) Oscar Pistorius on Trial The trial for Paralympic gold medalist Oscar P...

Islamic Sports Ministers on Religious Extremism; YOG Team Leaders Announced

March 21, 2014

Prince Nawaf bin Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz (L) led the OIC Ministers of Youth and Sports conference in Saudi Arabia this week. (Getty Images) OIC Concludes Ministers of Y...

More Multilingual Signs for Tokyo; Government Looking to Beijing for Lessons

March 19, 2014

Under a new private-public partnership, Tokyo hopes to have more multi-language signs for visitors. (Getty Images) The governments of Japan and Tokyo launched a plan to incre...

Sochi KHL Team Announced; Baseball-Softball Congress

March 19, 2014

Ukraine Gives Up Eurobasket 2015 Hosting Rights  Political unrest continues in Ukraine. (Getty Images) Citing the ongoing political unrest in Ukraine, local organizers s...

ANOC Begins Search for 2014-15 RIOU Scholars

March 19, 2014

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) is welcoming applications from NOCs for its two scholarships to study on the second Master of Sports Administration (MSA)...