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Big Changes for Boxing; Pistorius Returns to Court; Prince Harry, Warrior Games

March 26, 2013

Big Changes for Olympic Boxing It’s out with head guards and in with pro-style scoring for boxing at the Olympics. Headguards in use at London 2012. (Getty Images) Both...

On the Scene - Turkish Sports Minister Talks Up Istanbul Bid; IOC Heads to Asia

March 26, 2013

Turkish sports minister Suat Kilic (ATR/Panasonic) (ATR) As the IOC prepares to inspect the Asian side of Istanbul’s bid, Suat Kilic tells Around the Rings that the FIFA U-20...

Olympics Have Power to Unite, Says Turkish Leader

March 24, 2013

Abdullah Gul (ATR) (ATR) A 2020 Olympics in Istanbul would have the power to boost morale and unify a fractured region of the world, says the president of Turkey. Abdull...

On the Scene: Diplomatic Triumphs Frame Istanbul 2020 IOC Visit

March 23, 2013

The Bosphorus waterway. (ATR) (ATR) Turkey is in the spotlight with major diplomatic developments as the IOC inspection team for the 2020 Olympic bids arrives in Istanbul.   ...

Sponsor Spotlight - ITTF, Liebherr Renew; New Partner for Latvian NOC

March 23, 2013

ITTF, Liebherr Renew The ITTF renewed its sponsorship agreement with Liebherr. Table tennis at the 2012 Olympics. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix) The German equipment manufacture...

Oswald Eyes Wrestling Return; NHL Talks Sochi 2014 Travel; Italian Olympic Champion, 60

March 21, 2013

Oswald Backs Wrestling to Survive Olympic Chop International Rowing Federation president Denis Oswald says he was shocked by the IOC’s decision to axe wrestling but “convin...

Rio Clears Golf Course Site; Yu Na Kim Talks Sochi 2014; Plant Leads US Speedskating

March 20, 2013

Rio Begins Clearing Golf Course Site After a protracted and complicated legal battle over the site of the Rio 2016 golf course, work is underway to begin construction. A r...

Japan Cuts Judo Funding; Danish Cyclist Admits Doping; More Work for Probst

March 19, 2013

EA Duties Expand for Probst Around the Rings is told the U.S. Olympic Committee does not expect any change in the leadership duties of Larry Probst – despite his other job ...

On the Scene- IOC Checks Madrid 2020 Venues

March 18, 2013

The IOC Commission at Bernabau. (ATR) (ATR) Iconic venues of Madrid were on display for the first day of the IOC Evaluation Commission inspection of the Madrid 2020 Olympic b...

IOC Finance Director Quits; IOC Welcomes CAS Ruling; Skating, Curling World Champs

March 15, 2013

Caroline Kuyper at February's EB meeting. (IOC/Richard Juilliart) IOC Finance Director Quits Caroline Kuyper quit as IOC Finance Director on Friday. IOC Director Gene...

Sponsor Spotlight - Dow Signs on for Sochi; Sustainability Award for Coke

March 16, 2013

FIBA Finds 3x3 Partner Schelde Sports signed on to partner with FIBA’s 3x3 basketball discipline. FIBA 3x3 at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. (ATR) The Dutch c...

Madrid Prepares Welcome for Olympic Bid Inspectors

March 16, 2013

(ATR) Banners are hung and strikes are averted as the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2020 Olympics heads to Madrid. The 14-member group travels to the Spanish capital th...