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April 21, 2010

Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC chairman from 1980 to 2001, presenting Madrid's bid for the 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) Former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch died W...

Congressional Olympic Caucus Unveiled Wednesday

April 20, 2010

The formation of an Olympic congressional caucus will be announced Wednesday. (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings has learned who will serve as the leadership of an Olympi...

Olympic Collectibles - Volcano Dims Sales at Cologne Fair; Spring Auctions

April 20, 2010

Retired German IOC member Walter Troeger at the collector's fair in Cologne. (ATR/H.P. Kreuzer) (ATR) Dealers report slow sales at the 15th World Olympic Collector's Fair thi...

Olympic Collectors Meet in Cologne, Despite Travel Hassles

April 16, 2010

(ATR) The show must go on at the 15th World Olympic Collector's Fair despite the volcanic ash cloud that is expected to keep about a third of the table holders away from the...

Bidding for the Games -- Swiss Bids; World Games: Tasmania Dreams

April 15, 2010

Swiss Looking at Olympic Bid The Swiss Olympic Association is studying a potential Olympic bid, but that doesn’t mean one is imminent. Christof Kauffman, Olympic medi...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Russia Aims for #1 in Sochi; Equestrian President Runs Again; Fiji Commonwealth Ban

April 01, 2010

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said he wants Russia to top the medal tally at the Sochi Olympics. (Getty Images) Russia Sets Medal Goal for Sochi 2014 Russia sports...

Olympic Newsdesk -- McDonald's Profits; Laureus Awards; Olympic Champion Retires

March 11, 2010

Predictions say McDonald's sales rose 4.8 percent during February. (Getty Images) McDonald’s Sales Rise During Olympics TOP sponsor McDonald’s says its global sales rose ...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Expert Says Olympics Impact Housing Rights; Lula Rejects Criticisms

March 09, 2010

Protesters in Vancouver complained about the impact of the Olympics on housing. (Getty Images) UN Investigator: “Mega-Events” Violate Human Rights The UN Special Rapporte...

Olympic Pin Trading: The Movie

February 06, 2010

(ATR) Visitors arriving in Vancouver aboard Air Canada flights can get a sneak peek at the competitive nature of the Olympics by watching one of the movies on the plane. ...

Berlin Olympics Movie Blends Fact, Fiction

January 30, 2010

A scene from Berlin '36. (ATR) A movie inspired by the true story of a Jewish high jumper barred from competing for Germany in the 1936 Olympics is making the film festival r...

Haiti Update -- Olympian Looks Toward London; Ski Stars Raise Money

January 28, 2010

Joel Brutus said the Jan. 12 earthquake made him consider training for the London 2012 Olympics. (Getty Images) Earthquake Inspires Haitian Judoka The flagbearer from Hai...

Golden 25 -- Sepp Blatter

January 01, 2010

FIFA President Sepp Blatter #1 (ATR)Sepp Blatter, FIFA President #1FIFA President Blatter leads the sports event of the year, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. How the World...

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