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Op Ed - Same Song, Different City

August 01, 2012

(ATR) The sad song over empty seats at the London Olympics is one we’ve heard before. But the chorus is louder than ever. Who can blame British sports fans for their outr...

Op Ed: OK, London: Exhale!

July 30, 2012

ATR Editor Ed Hula at Lord's Cricket Ground, home for archery during the Games. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix) (ATR) Some 48 hours after the flame was lit during Friday’s opening cere...

Op Ed - London Takes a Deep Breath

July 29, 2012

(ATR) After seven years of preparation and anticipation, London takes a deep breath as 17 days of Olympic Games begin. All the talk, the chest-thumping, the assurances of Lo...

OpEd -- Only One Choice to Light Olympic Caldron

July 19, 2012

Bannister passes the flame July 10 at a ceremony on the track in Oxford where he broke the four-minute mile. (ATR) (ATR) Roger Bannister never won an Olympic medal, but the...

Top Story Replay - Why Seb Coe Should Worry for London Olympics

June 30, 2012

This story was originally published June 27. (ATR) The London Olympics seem to be heading for a smooth landing in just 30 days. So why should London 2012 chair Sebastian Coe ...

OpEd: Why Seb Coe Should Worry for London Olympics

June 27, 2012

(ATR) The London Olympics seem to be heading for a smooth landing in just 30 days. So why should London 2012 chair Sebastian Coe have any worries? Sebastian Coe professes few...

Op Ed - Glory of the Olympics

June 14, 2012

This opinion piece was originally published June 7 but is reprinted here with permission from The Irish Times. Glory of the Olympics It was only a fleeting visit by the ...

ATR Olympic Bid Power Index - Challenges Ahead for 2020 Candidates

June 06, 2012

(ATR) Tokyo is the city to beat in the race for the 2020 Olympic Games. The Japanese capital scores 69 in the latest edition of the Around the Rings Power Index, a measur...

Op Ed - I'll Take Colorado for 2022

June 08, 2012

I'll Take Colorado for 2022 By Mike Moran Mike Moran in Salt Lake City weeks ahead of the 2002 Olympics. (ATR) It amuses me that the biggest news related to the United St...

The Notebook -- A Torchbearer in Greece

May 20, 2012

Waiting for the flame to arrive. My 100 meters in Athens was not a Usain Bolt 100 meters. Nowhere near nine seconds, mine clocked in at about a minute in the final hour ...

OpEd: Can IOC Members Cheat? Ethics Panel Decides

May 04, 2012

When the members of the IOC Ethics Commission meet May 4 in Lausanne, they will enter new territory as they consider whether plagiarism is a dishonor worthy of sanction. ...

OpEd - Doors Open to New ANOC

April 27, 2012

Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah in Moscow. (ATR) (ATR) After a sudden rise to power, the new leader of the Association of National Olympic Committees faces the challenge of making its ...

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