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Tainted Cyclist Out as Almaty Ambassador

February 20, 2015

(Getty Images) (ATR) The Almaty bid for the 2022 Winter Games eliminates a public relations quagmire with the departure of Alexander Vinokourov as an athlete ambassador. “...

IOC Travels to Rio This Week -- Monday Memo

February 23, 2015

(L-R) Timothy Fok, Alexander Popov, Nicole Hoevertsz, and Julio Maglione (ATR) (ATR) The eighth IOC coordination commission for the 2016 Summer Olympics meets in Rio Feb. 23-...

Durban Commonwealth Games Bid Gets Logo, Website

February 19, 2015

(Durban 2022) (ATR) The Durban 2022 bid for the Commonwealth Games has a logo and a website. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee unveiled the logo...

IOC 2022 Evaluation Commission Visits Almaty -- Photodesk

February 20, 2015

IOC Evaluation Commission at a photo call Wednesday following their five-day inspection (ATR) (ATR) Around the Rings' European editor Mark Bisson was on the scene in Almaty, ...

IOC to Help Raise Ebola Awareness in Liberia

February 19, 2015

Liberia continues to work to eradicate Ebola (Getty Images) (ATR) The IOC has pledged Olympic Solidarity funds to help fight Ebola in Liberia. The IOC and the Liberian Nat...

IOC: Strong Interest in Bidding for 2024 Olympics

February 18, 2015

Jacqueline Barrett (ATR) (ATR) The IOC tells Around the Rings it has received a “high level of interest” from NOCs wishing to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Jacqueline Barrett...

Bunk Beds for Bach at Berlin Olympics?

February 18, 2015

The rings on display at Berlin Olympic Stadium (Getty Images) (ATR) One Berlin sports official has a creative idea for cutting the costs of a possible Olympic bid. State c...

Ring Dispute Puts Indonesia in IOC Hot Water

February 18, 2015

The KOI logo is on the left, and the offending KONI logo on the right (KOI/KONI) (ATR) A dispute over the use of the Olympic rings could lead to severe consequences for the I...

Qatar Sports Day Draws Record Number of Participants

February 17, 2015

Children play volleyball on NSD 2015 (QOC) (ATR) The secretary general of the Qatar Olympic Committee tells Around the Rings the record participation at Qatar Sports Day was ...

QATAR COMES ALIVE ON NATIONAL SPORT DAY

February 10, 2015

Qatar is today celebrating its biggest ever National Sport Day with more activities than ever before taking place across the nation for all ages, abilities and fitness levels....

Kazakhstan Prime Minister a No-Show for IOC Visit -- On the Scene

February 17, 2015

Karim Massimov (Getty Images) (ATR) The Almaty 2022 bid chairman will not present his government guarantees in person to the IOC Evaluation Commission. Prime Minister Kari...

IAAF Candidate Coe Plans Term Limits for Presidency -- On the Scene

February 17, 2015

IAAF presidential candidate Seb Coe (ATR) (ATR) Seb Coe says that if he becomes president of the International Association of Athletics Federations later this year, he will p...