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Popularity Contest Decides U.S. 2024 Olympic Bid -- Op Ed

January 08, 2015

A U.S. 2024 decision will be made Thursday at Denver International Airport. (Getty Images) (ATR) In just a few hours, the U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors gathers in...

IOC: "We Must Be the Change We Want to See" -- Op Ed

January 01, 2015

Bach with the Olympic flag at the Sochi 2014 closing ceremony (Getty Images) (ATR) It was Mahatma Gandhi who famously said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."...

U.S. Soccer Structure Could Be Harming National Team -- Op Ed

December 31, 2014

Some believe the structure of Major League Soccer has inhibited the growth of the sport in the U.S. (Getty Images) (ATR) Is MLS an impediment to American success in internati...

U.S. on Hosting Athletics World Champs: "We Can Do This" -- Op Ed

December 17, 2014

USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel says the quest for the IAAF Athletics World Championships is not over. In November Eugene,Oregon came in second to Doha, Qatar for the 2019...

The 21st Century Belongs to Adapted Sport -- Op Ed

December 08, 2014

Peace and Sport president Joël Bouzou (Getty Images) Since its origins in Ancient Greece, modern sport, as we know it today, has inherited a rich and vast history. A history ...

Hard Part Comes Next for Olympic Reforms -- Op Ed

November 21, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Agreeing to change is one thing. Making it happen is another. The Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations spell out a new corporate culture for the Intern...

Op Ed -- IOC Needs 2022 Bids to Make a Big Noise

October 21, 2014

Beijing is looking to become the first Winter/Summer Olympic dual host. (Getty Images) (ATR) Talk about a low-key bidding race. The quest for the 2022 Olympics is just that....

Op Ed -- Lost Philosophy of the Japanese Olympic Committee

September 03, 2014

On August 7, 2014, the celebration of the 25th anniversary of independence of the Japanese Olympic Committee was held in Tokyo. On that occasion, Shun-ichiro Okano, former JOC...

"Thank You for Your Cooperation" -- Nanjing Charms, Challenges

August 29, 2014

ATR Editor Ed Hula in Nanjing (ATR) (ATR) I only stayed in Nanjing for a few days, but it was enough to assure me that this ancient city would be an able host for the second ...

Developing Grassroots Sports Movement the Most Rewarding Olympic Experience -- OpEd

August 29, 2014

(Terrence Burns) (ATR) Last weekend in beautiful Lake Placid, New York (Host City of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games) I attended my first USA Luge Association Board Me...

Op-Ed - Will it be Platini v Blatter for FIFA Presidency?

August 27, 2014

(Getty) (ATR) Michel Platini will consult with UEFA's 54 member federations on Thursday before announcing whether he will take on Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. At ...

Op-Ed - Russia Fights Losing Battle with FIFA Over World Cup Stadiums

August 20, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Russia is on a collision course with FIFA over the number of cities and stadiums it uses for the 2018 World Cup. After the string of delays that botch...

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