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Yao Ming Among Six Ambassadors for Beijing Winter Olympic Bid

February 10, 2015

Yao Ming and fellow ambassadors at today's press conference (Beijing 2022) (ATR) Basketball star Yao Ming says the Beijing 2022 bid is a "great opportunity" to take sport in ...

Rome Mayor Supports Olympic Bid "With the Heart"

February 09, 2015

(L to R) CONI chief Giovanni Malago, Italy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino (Getty Images) (ATR) The mayor of Rome wants to be sure his city can affo...

Sochi 2014 Leaves Despondent Legacy -- Media Watch

February 09, 2015

Sochi Olympic Park (Getty Images) (ATR) Bruce Arthur, a columnist for Canada's daily newspaper The Toronto Star, marks the one-year anniversary of the 2014 Winter Olympic Gam...

Olympic Movement Pays Respects to Mario Vazquez Rana -- Top Story Replay

February 14, 2015

Vazquez Rana (left) and former IOC president Jacques Rogge (ATR) (ATR) Thomas Bach leads the tributes to the Mexican, one of the most influential leaders in the Olympic Movem...

PyeongChang Marks Three-Year Countdown to Winter Games

February 09, 2015

PyeongChang 2018 Leadership celebrates 3 years to go (PyeongChang 2018) (ATR) Organizers sought to brush off reports of disharmony as they celebrated three years to go. Py...

Canadian Olympic Committee Statement: Mario Vazquez Rana Passes Away

February 09, 2015

On Sunday, the Canadian Olympic Committee released the following statement of condolence after the passing of PASO President Mario Vázquez Raña. “Mario was a legendary lead...

Russian NOC Chief Dismisses Sochi 2014 Legacy Critics

February 09, 2015

Alexander Zhukov (ATR) (ATR) Alexander Zhukov tells Around the Rings reports of Olympic legacy problems are wide of the mark. After celebrating the Feb. 7 one-year annive...

Mario Vazquez Rana, 82

February 08, 2015

(ATR) Condolences are expected from around the world with the death in Mexico City of Mario Vazquez Rana. The president of the Pan American Sports Organization since 197...

Sponsor Spotlight -- New British Olympic Association Partners

February 07, 2015

Bill Sweeney (ATR) (ATR) The BOA’s chief executive tells Around the Rings two major sponsors will soon be announced and the organization is in much better financial health. ...

Putin Leads Sochi Olympics Anniversary

February 07, 2015

Russia President Vladimir Putin declares the Olympics open at the Sochi 2014 opening ceremony. (Getty Images) (ATR) Vladimir Putin takes a break from the pressures of interna...

Boston Residents Debate Olympic Bid at First Public Meeting

February 06, 2015

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (Getty Images) (ATR) Citizens flocked to Suffolk Law School in Boston for a public debate about the Boston 2024 bid with Mayor Marty Walsh and bid le...

Hungary NOC Votes to Study Possible Budapest Olympic Bid

February 06, 2015

Heroes' Square in Budapest (Getty Images) (ATR) The Hungarian Olympic Committee was virtually unanimous in its support of a study on whether Budapest should bid for the 2024 ...