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Turkey Dismisses Safety Concerns for Mersin Mediterranean Games

June 10, 2013

(ATR) The Turkish NOC and Mediterranean Games organizers moved quickly to end speculation that anti-government rioting may threaten the staging of the event opening in Mersi...

Istanbul 2020 Chief Delivers Assurances

June 09, 2013

IOC president Jacques Rogge speaks with Hasan Arat. (ATR) The head of the Istanbul bid for the 2020 Olympics delivers assurances to IOC members as protestors in Turkey dig in...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - IOC Visits UN

June 07, 2013

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon wears the Olympic Order. (ATR) (ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in New York City for this week's 3rd International Forum on Sport fo...

Monday Memo - ANOC Meets; Confederations Cup Kicks Off

June 10, 2013

Year to Go Until Brazil 2014 Wednesday marks one year to go until the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Also this week, the 2013 Confederations Cup kicks off Saturday with Brazil f...

Presidential Candidate Bach Calls for IOC Debate

June 07, 2013

Thomas Bach. (ATR) (ATR) The presumed front-runner in the race to become IOC president unveils a wide-ranging manifesto that calls for some big changes to the way the commit...

Mario Vazquez Rana Recuperates for Birthday

June 06, 2013

Mario Vazquez Rana at the February PASO meeting. (ATR) (ATR) Pan Am Sports Organization president Mario Vazquez Rana celebrates a birthday, despite a trip to the hospital. ...

Sweden Studies Bid; Medals Fetch Top Prices; Olympics Drive Investment

June 06, 2013

Stockholm to Study Bid The 2011 cross-country skiing World Cup event in Stockholm. (Getty Images) The Swedish Olympic Committee will study a bid for the 2022 Olympics. ...

OCA Visits Refugee Camp; Change for Olympic Champion; Czech House in Sochi

June 06, 2013

The OCA visit to the Al-Zatari Camp. (OCA) OCA President Makes Humanitarian Visit Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, president of the Olympic Council of Asia, visited a refu...

Oslo 2022 Decision; Pakistan Elections; Oceania Starts RWC Qualifying

June 04, 2013

Oslo City Council Bid Decision An artist’s rendering of the Oslo 2022 Olympics. (Oslo 2022) The Oslo City Council will vote on the city’s 2022 Olympic bid on Wednesday. ...

U.K. Sports Minister Talks Commonwealth Games Bid; Sochi 2014 Aims

June 05, 2013

(ATR) Hugh Robertson says the government has ambitions to bring the 2022 Commonwealth Games to London. “What we have to do now is detailed work, how to stage it, how much i...

Canoe Venue Flooded; Pistorius Hearing Postponed; YOG Vote Looming

June 04, 2013

“Dangerous Flooding” Wreaks Havoc on Canoe World Champs Venue Flooding in the Czech Republic has “seriously affected” preparations for the Canoe Slalom World Championships ...

Rugby Chief Dismisses Fears Over Rio 2016 Olympic Legacy

June 05, 2013

(ATR) Despite rugby’s relocation to the second Olympics hub for Rio 2016, Brett Gosper says the International Rugby Board is not worried about the sport’s Games legacy. Bre...