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ATR First: Barcelona Celebrates 25th

July 21, 2017

(ATR) The 25th anniversary of the 1992 Olympics next week was almost going to be forgotten. The Barcelona city government, led by a mayor who was a teenager at the time o...

Media Watch: Choosing Olympic Host Cities

July 19, 2017

(ATR) The IOC’s tripartite agreement with Paris and Los Angeles to determine when each city hosts a Summer Games is moving forward. Rio's Olympic Park is being used sparingly...

2017 World Table Tennis Championships Smashes Social & Viewership Records

July 19, 2017

The Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships has smashed social & viewership records to become the most followed table tennis event in history. The world’s biggest ta...

New IOC Headquarters Taking Shape -- Photodesk

July 18, 2017

(ATR) The future home of the Olympic Movement is borrowing heavily from its predecessor, though not in terms of its architecture. A rendering of the new Olympic House (IOC)...

Olympic Channel to Broadcast Flying Disc at the World Games

July 18, 2017

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is excited to announce that Flying Disc will be featured on the global Olympic Channel during The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. The F...

Beijing 2022 Secures First Partner -- Sponsor Spotlight

July 15, 2017

(ATR) The Bank of China is the first sponsor to lend its support to both a Summer and Winter Olympics in the same city. Beijing 2022 pens deal with Bank of China. (Beijing ...

Linear Olympic Channel Debuts in the U.S.

July 13, 2017

(ATR) Executives at NBC and the IOC tell Around the Rings bringing the Olympic Channel to televisions in the United States fills the goal of connecting Americans to the Games ...

Media Watch: A New Direction for Olympic Bids

July 13, 2017

(ATR) Los Angeles and Paris are assured of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games – if they can reach a mutual agreement as to which one takes 2024 and which has 2028. Los...

Chuck Blazer, 72, American Soccer Administrator

July 13, 2017

(ATR) Chuck Blazer, the man responsible for dragging North American soccer into modernity and later the symbol of rampant corruption in FIFA is dead at the age of 72. Chuck...

On the Scene: Los Angeles Brings Sunny Side to Olympic Bid

July 11, 2017

(ATR) The LA bid team says its low-risk offer to stage the 2024 Olympics impressed IOC members. The LA 2024 team (ATR) “They felt our soul. We touched their hearts,” LA ma...

IOC Awards 2018-2024 Broadcast Rights in Africa

July 10, 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded exclusive broadcast rights to DStv SuperSport, Econet Media and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for the...