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Op Ed

Op Ed -- Tokyo Olympics Should Provide Few Headaches

August 01, 2014

Tokyo celebrates winning the 2020 Olympics at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires. (Getty Images) (ATR) After all the worries about preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de J...

Op Ed -- 2022 Olympics Race for Survivors Only

July 11, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Air pollution, public opposition, and inexperience - despite shortcomings like these among the three bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics, some IOC members ...

Op Ed -- Rio 2016 Defies the Naysayers

June 26, 2014

Rio's Olympic Village (ATR) (ATR) Rio’s golden beaches were swarming with World Cup fans on my visit last weekend. In two years’ time, the Olympic circus rolls into town. Wil...

Op Ed -- Salvador Had Me in Stitches

June 17, 2014

Some of the nurses at the Posto Medico in the arena (ATR) (ATR) What happens at Posto Medico? It’s not a side you often see. The doctors and nurses stationed here are the uns...

Op Ed -- Tokyo Olympics Overlook Women Once More

May 28, 2014

Women are underrepresented among Tokyo 2020 leadership. (Getty Images) (ATR) If there’s help needed at the Tokyo Olympics, aging men apparently only need apply. The Yomiur...

OpEd -- Pan Am Olympics Chiefs Face Feeble Future

March 25, 2014

Mexico City will host the PASO Executive Committee meeting (Getty Images) (ATR) Leaders of the Pan-American Sports Organization meet in Mexico City, facing declining influenc...

OpEd: Sochi "Outstanding" Says ANOC Leader

March 02, 2014

OP-ED from Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al-Sabah – President of the Association of National Olympic Committees The role of the Association of National Olympic Committees [ANOC...

Op Ed -- Olympic Truce Needed for Ukraine

March 03, 2014

Putin, IOC president Thomas Bach, and ATR editor-in-chief Ed Hula crossed paths in Sochi. (ATR) Shaking hands with Vladimir Putin a week ago at the Sochi Olympics revealed no...

Commentary -- Rio at 100 Miles Per Hour

February 25, 2014

As the curtain comes down on the Winter Olympic Games, we at the Rio 2016 Organising Committee would like to congratulate the Sochi team for a wonderful celebration of sport...

Op Ed -- The Festival of Universal Youth

February 24, 2014

The competing nations flags enter the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony. (Getty Images) For the last 17 days, a worldwide television audience has been exposed to th...

Bobby, We Hardly Knew Ye

February 13, 2014

The very first mention I can recall of the word “Sochi” came at lunch one day, in indistinct little Russian restaurant around the corner from the bid office – just the kind of...

Op Ed -- Change Comes to Sochi

January 10, 2014

The new Krasnaya Polyana train station will usher visitors to the mountain cluster. (Getty Images) (ATR) In my first visit to Sochi in 2006, livestock ambled and grazed on th...

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