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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 ...

Filling the Chairs at ANOC

March 19, 2012

Changes are coming to the top table of ANOC. (ATR) (ATR) Plenty of questions linger in the  resignation of Mario Vazquez Rana. For starters, who will lead the 204-nation gene...

Op Ed - The Fall of Rome

March 14, 2012

George Hirthler. (ATR) The Fall of Rome What we lost when Italy said no to its capital’s Olympic bid By George Hirthler One month ago today, the Prime Minister o...

Op Ed from IOC President - Striking a Blow for Gender Equality

March 08, 2012

Jacques Rogge at last month's 5th World Conference on Women and Sport in Los Angeles. (ATR) (ATR) On the occasion of the101st International Women’s Day, IOC president Jacq...

As Rome Goes, So Will Other 2020 Bids?

February 15, 2012

With only hours left to go before the IOC deadline for applications from the cities bidding for the 2020 Olympics, Rome has become the first casualty, unable to summon the s...

OpEd -- Youth Olympics Still Seek Spotlight

January 27, 2012

(ATR) Just as Singapore was the perfect host for the first Summer Youth Olympic Games, there may have been no better choice than Innsbruck as the inaugural Winter YOG city. ...

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