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Sochi Readies for First-Ever World Cup Test Event

February 11, 2012

View from the start of Sochi's downhill course. (ATR) (ATR) For the first time, the world’s best alpine ski racers will test their abilities on the future Olympic downhill co...

British Tourism Promotion; Praise for Sochi Ski Venue; Key Qatari World Cup Contract

February 09, 2012

Britain Launches Largest Promotion Campaign Ahead of Olympics The U.K. culture ministry and VisitBritain unveiled the largest tourism promotion in British history. GREAT ...

Dow Undeterred; New London Legacy Corporation; Ullrich Verdict Ahead

February 08, 2012

Bhopal Controversy Won't Deter Dow, Says Olympics VP The recent Bhopal controversy will not keep Dow Chemical from continuing to support the London Olympics, insists the co...

WADA Chief on Contador; Rugby Revamps Sevens World Series

February 07, 2012

World Anti-Doping Chief on Contador The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, John Fahey, tells Around the Rings that Monday’s Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling that d...

Super Bowl Ads; Japan National Stadium Upgrade; Contador Banned

February 06, 2012

Olympic Sponsors Showcase Products During Super Bowl From GE’s turbines to Coca-Cola’s iconic polar bears, Olympic worldwide sponsors had a strong showing at last night’s S...

ATR Exclusive - EOC Delays European Games Vote

February 07, 2012

(ATR) Around the Rings has learned that the European Olympic Committees is postponing a vote to determine if its European Games plan gets off the ground or is shelved for go...

Monday Memo - Salt Lake City 10th; Sochi Test Events; 200 Days to Paralympics

February 06, 2012

USA's 1980 Olympic hockey team lights the Olympic cauldron at the Feb. 8, 2002 opening ceremony. (Getty Images) 10 Years Since Salt Lake City Anniversary celebrations for ...

Japanese Broadcast Deal; Rio Golf Course Reveal; Ringo Denies Olympic Reunion

February 03, 2012

Japanese Olympic Broadcast Consortium The national broadcast consortium makes a deal for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics in Japan. The deal – worth $472 million, ATR is t...

ATR Exclusive - Ask Olympic Champion Beach Volleyball Player Misty May-Treanor

February 03, 2012

Misty May-Treanor (right) has won more tournaments than any other female player. Most of her 107 career wins involve teammate Kerri Walsh (left). (Getty Images) (ATR) Around ...

Federations Roundup - "Black Day for Football"; Biathlon Update

February 02, 2012

Blatter: “Black Day for Football” FIFA president Sepp Blatter says Wednesday’s football violence in Egypt that left at least 79 fans dead was "a black day for football" and...

2012 Torch Lighting; Sochi Broadcasters; Tokyo 2020 Sports Director

February 01, 2012

2012 Torch Lighting Details  New details are emerging about how the Olympic Flame will be lit ahead of its May 18 arrival in the U.K.  The Olympic Flame will travel 8,000 ...

Olympic Oval Volunteers Carry Forward Calgary Legacy

February 01, 2012

(ATR) Organizing Committee Calgary chair Alice Humeny tells Around the Rings her volunteer group of event bidders and organizers is a “living legacy” of the 1988 Winter Game...