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Soccerex Rio Cancelled; World Cup Concerns

November 05, 2013

(ATR) Organisers of the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro have called off the event, blaming the Rio state government for withdrawing its support amid “ongoing ci...

Olympic History Hits Auction Block

November 05, 2013

(ATR) November is auction month for Olympic memorabilia. Desirable and inspirational items, including a 1936 gold medal won by Jesse Owens, are featured in six worldwide sale...

Honor for Early Supporter of Around the Rings

October 12, 2013

(ATR) Veteran political journalist and newsletter publisher Bill Shipp is among the class of 2013 for the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame. Bill Shipp with ATR editor Ed Hul...

Olympic Compere Extraordinaire Plans Active Retirement

October 03, 2013

Alain Lunzenfichter gets ready to run with the Olympic torch in Olympia Greece in 2008. (ATR) (ATR) Veteran Olympic correspondent Alain Lunzenfichter says farewell to L'Equi...

Forthcoming Novel Focuses on Olympic Visionary

August 30, 2013

The book's cover (ATR) After more than 20 years as an Olympic bid campaign writer and strategist, George Hirthler is writing a historical novel to tell the story of Baron Pie...

On the Scene - African Olympic Chief Targets 40 Medals, Olympic Bids

July 13, 2013

Lassana Palenfo was elected to his third term as ANOCA President on July 12. (ATR) (ATR) Recently re-elected president of the Association of National Olympic Committees of A...

Media Watch -- Inspiring Friendship for Paralympian; Sochi Questions; Murray's Moment in British History

July 09, 2013

Dartanyon Crockett, who is legally blind at the London Paralympics. (Getty Images) “An unlikely family”: ESPN SportsCenter revisits the story of Paralympian Dartanyon Crocket...

Monday Memo - ANOCA Meets; Universiade Underway; Deaflympics Relay

July 08, 2013

Lassana Palenfo was first elected ANOCA President in 2005. (Getty Images) ANOCA General Assembly  The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa will hold its Ge...

No Protests in Sight as Mersin Mediterranean Games Open

June 20, 2013

The closing ceremony of the 2009 Mediterranean Games. (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings is told the atmosphere in Mersin for the Mediterranean Games is "very positive" w...

Mario Vazquez Rana Recuperates for Birthday

June 06, 2013

Mario Vazquez Rana at the February PASO meeting. (ATR) (ATR) Pan Am Sports Organization president Mario Vazquez Rana celebrates a birthday, despite a trip to the hospital. ...

Pescante Likes Bach; Prince Harry Heading to Warrior Games

May 10, 2013

Endorsement for Bach Mario Pescante has endorsed Thomas Bach for IOC President. Mario Pescante and Thomas Bach at an IOC Executive Board meeting in 2011. (Getty Image...

Olympic Honor Roll -- Mills Knighthood; Sports Emmys; African Hall of Fame

May 09, 2013

Keith Mills during the London 2012 bid. (Getty Images) Keith Mills will receive Britain’s top chivalric honor for his work with the Olympics. On Friday, he will become a...

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