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Op Ed

Qatar Continues to Emerge as Serious Competitor in World Sport -- Exclusive Op Ed

February 06, 2015

Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (QOC) There is an old adage that ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ and although Qatar’s sporting journey started...

The World Cup Beckons for China -- Op Ed

February 04, 2015

(Jeff Ruffolo) (ATR) When you are sitting on top of the world of international sport, you can do just about anything you want. So it is for the nation of China and city of...

The Case for a Beijing Winter Olympics -- Exclusive Op Ed

January 26, 2015

Beijing 2022 vp and vice mayor Zhang Jiandong. OpEd:  What Would Beijing 2022 Bring to the World? Written by Zhang Jiandong, Executive Vice President of Beijing 2022, Vice M...

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 ...

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