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Federations

Life Ban for Ex-Football Kingpin

July 24, 2011

(WFI) British MP Damian Collins is calling for FIFA to investigate Mohamed Bin Hammam's role in Qatar's successful 2022 World Cup bid after the former Asian football boss wa...

Phelps Ready to Swim in Shanghai, Greek Sprinters Duck Hearing

July 20, 2011

Phelps arrives in Shanghai. (Getty Images) Phelps in Shanghai, FINA Urges Brazilian Ban U.S. swim star Michael Phelps arrives in China for the FINA World Championships ...

Monday Memo -- Madrid 2020; Aquatics World Champs; Volleyball Test Event

July 17, 2011

Alberto Ruiz Gallardon played key roles in Madrid's bids for both 2016 and 2012. (ATR) Next Step for Madrid Bid Spanish Olympic Committee leaders will discuss Wednesday wh...

Baseball, Softball Play Nice; FINA Awards Two World Champs

July 15, 2011

Baseball and Softball in Tokyo As a sign of their professed desire to work together, the International Baseball Federation and International Softball Federation share a hos...

Rio Golf Course; Women's World Cup; IOC Nominee for Japan?

July 14, 2011

Rio Golf Course Selected Riserva Uno will be the golf course for the 2016 Olympics. Peter Dawson, International Golf Federation president, made the announcement Wedn...

Sochi Readies for Slopestyle Following IOC Approval

July 20, 2011

The ATR Olympic Newsdesk Is Proudly Sponsored By Gangwon Province ...

Eurosport Gears Up for 2012 Olympic Coverage

July 21, 2011

(ATR) As its extensive coverage of Tour de France winds down, Eurosport can’t help but look down the road towards coverage of next summer’s London Olympics. Tim Ufton produce...

PyeongChang Post - President Thanks Asia for Victory; Bobsleigh Federation Heads to Host City

July 14, 2011

President Myung Bak Lee congratulates PyeongChang bid ambassador Yu Na Kim after the July 6 host vote in Durban. (Getty Images) Lee Credits Asia with PyeongChang Victory K...

Test Events Loom Large for London Olympic Organizers

July 19, 2011

BP is proud to support Around the Rings coverage of London 2012 London's busy test event sche...

Federations React to IOC's Shortlist of New Sports

July 14, 2011

South Korea was the last team to win Olympic gold. (Getty Images) Ready for 2020 International federations tell Around the Rings they are gearing up to have their sports ...

Modern Pentathlon Chief Says Transport a Big Challenge for London 2012

July 11, 2011

The shoot-and-run element of the competition took place at Greenwich Park (ATR) (ATR) The head of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon tells Around the Rings that tra...

Monday Memo -- 100 Years for Japanese Olympics; Early Test for Rio

July 10, 2011

Japanese athletes first competed in the Olympics at the Stockholm Summer Games in 1912, a year after the JOC was founded. (JOC) Japanese NOC Celebrates Centennial The Japa...