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Federations

Skating, Skiing Chiefs on 2018 Candidates

July 01, 2011

(ATR) The federation presidents for skating and skiing tell Around the Rings the presence of three strong candidates in the race for the 2018 Winter Olympics is a major step f...

Improper Sponsor Gift is Costly; Coke Raising Prices; Cisco's Olympic Plans

June 29, 2011

Ex-Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive Could Face Legal Issues A police inquiry could be next for John Scott, who resigned Monday as CEO of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, ...

Ice Hockey, Luge Leaders on 2018 Candidates

June 30, 2011

(ATR) The federation presidents for ice hockey and luge tell Around the Rings the Olympic bids from Annecy and Munich offer a different – but "equally desirable" – sort of pro...

Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Curling Chiefs on 2018 Candidates

June 29, 2011

(ATR) The federation presidents for biathlon, bobsleigh and curling tell Around the Rings there are no weak candidates in the three-way race for hosting rights to the 2018 Win...

Ghana Meets IOC; Commonwealth Games Chief Resigns; Women's World Cup

June 27, 2011

Talks are underway to make sure the flag of Ghana flies at the 2012 Olympics. (Getty Images) Resolving Ghana NOC Impasse A path to restoring Ghana’s place in the Olympic M...

Monday Memo -- Princely Wedding; ANOCA Assembly; One Week to Durban

June 26, 2011

Princely Wedding Draws IOC Contingent Several dozen IOC members are expected to attend this week’s Princely Wedding between Olympic athletes Albert of Monaco and Charlene W...

Olympic Committee Honors World Cup Genius; Boost for Durban 2020

June 24, 2011

Sheikh Mohamed helped state Qatar’s case for the 2022 World Cup during the bid presentations in Zurich. (ATR) Qatar 2022 Mastermind Honored The man behind Qatar’s successf...

Olympic Memorabilia Auctions; 2012 Football Qualifiers

June 23, 2011

Ingrid O’Neil’s copy of the Melbourne 1956 torch fetched $21,850. (IOC) Heated Bidding, High Prices for Olympic Memorabilia Olympic memorabilia auctioneer Ingrid O'Neil te...

2016 Olympic Delivery Authority CEO; NBA Champ Considers Olympic Future

June 22, 2011

New Olympic Delivery CEO Marcio Fortes will serve as chief executive of the APO, Brazil’s Olympic delivery agency. The decision was made Tuesday by Brazilian preside...

Assembly Investigates Legacy; Special Forces for Olympics; Shooting Qualifications

June 22, 2011

London Assembly Weighs Legacy The London Assembly has two days of investigations in London’s Olympic legacy lined up. London’s Olympic venue legacy will be investigated ...

Youth Uninspired by Olympics; 2012 Poster Artists; Paralympic Update

June 21, 2011

Teenagers in Britain are seemingly unmoved by the Olympics to take up sport. (Getty Images) Youth Uninspired by Olympics If a recent survey is to be believed, Britain’s ...

Scandal-Plagued FIFA Exec Resigns; Beach Volleyball Championship Wrap-Up

June 20, 2011

Warner had been FIFA's longest-serving Executive Committee member - he sat at FIFA's top table since 1983 and was CONCACAF president since 1990. (ATR) Jack Warner Quits FIFA ...