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Rogge meets with EU

January 26, 2009

Rogge meets with EUIOC president Jacques Rogge is meeting with European Union sports commissioner Jan Figel today to discuss, among other topics, stopping European governments...

Sebastian Coe Rises in Prestige and Influence

January 09, 2009

Sebastian Coe - The Athlete after defending his Olympic 1500m title in 1984(European Athletics) - Former Olympic and European champion Lord Sebastian Coe has been named as the...

Vancouver's Olympics less of a headache than others, but challenges lie ahead

December 28, 2008

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The head of Vancouver's Olympic organizing committee peppers speeches about the 2010 Games with adjectives such as "wonderful" and "inspiring."Luncheon crowd...

Press Release: Announcement of 2012 Youth Olympic Games Host Pending: Around the Rings to Provide On-the-Scene Coverage

December 05, 2008

 ATLANTA – The IOC decision on the host for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games is the highlight of next week’s meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. European Editor Mark Bisson w...

Georgia asks for 2014 Sochi Games to be moved over security concerns

November 20, 2008

(The Canadian Press) Georgia has asked the International Olympic Committee to move the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, citing security reasons.IOC spokeswoman Emman...

Georgia calls on IOC to move Sochi Olympics

November 21, 2008

Georgia calls on IOC to move Sochi Olympics Georgia has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, for security r...

Russia appoints minister to handle preparations for 2014 Olympics

October 14, 2008

MOSCOW - A respected politician with a track record for crisis management was appointed Tuesday to take over preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi at a time when ...

One Point Separates Chicago From Olympic Competitors

September 22, 2008

(NBC5) -- According to an Olympic Web site, one point separates four cities vying for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.The tight race is based on the "Around The Rings" Olympic b...

Israeli Olympic medalist slammed for comments on Chinese

September 12, 2008

Israeli Olympic medalist slammed for comments on Chinese( - Shahar Tzuberi has not left the headlines. After a big fuss was made over him for being the only Israe...

2016 Olympic Bids Count On Heads of State To Help Chances of Landing Games

August 23, 2008

(The Canadian Press) BEIJING — All four bid cities for the 2016 Olympics met at a reception Saturday organized by Around the Rings and agreed on one thing - they'll have their...

IOC Claims Sponsors, Broadcasters Not Harmed By Negative Issues

August 22, 2008

(Beijing) IOC Dir of TV & Marketing Services Timo Lumme indicated that the IOC and its 12 TOP sponsors "have not been damaged by any negative reporting of issues swirling ar...

Let's Set The Record Straight

August 20, 2008

(Los Angeles Times) BEIJING -– Representatives from five of seven sports being considered for inclusion in the 2016 Olympics spoke this week at a round table sponsored by the ...

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