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OpEd -- U.S., South Africa Too Late for 2020 Olympic Bids

July 13, 2011

It may be too late for the U.S. and South Africa to bid for the 2020 Olympics, even with a month and-a-half remaining before the September 1 IOC deadline to apply. This ...

Op Ed - Women's World Cup Must Harness Momentum at Club Level

July 02, 2011

Germany’s defense of the Women’s World Cup is off to a strong start. (Getty Images) (ATR) Soccer expert Terry Baddoo says the FIFA Women's World Cup now underway in Germany s...

Op Ed - London Olympic Ticketing Criticism Wholly Unjustified

July 03, 2011

BP is proud to support Around the Rings coverage of London 2012 LOCOG's second ticketing phas...

OpEd -- South Africa Upturns 2020 Olympic Race

May 26, 2011

(ATR) The IOC says it still expects a bid from Africa one day, while potential bidders from around the world assess the impact of the decision from South Africa not to bid for...

OpEd - Olympic Bids Must Have Vision

June 22, 2011

Rio de Janeiro celebrates its victory for the 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) One of the world’s leading consultants to Olympic bid cities says vision may be as valuable ...

OpEd -- Sochi 2014 Brings Volunteer Spirit to Russia

March 13, 2011

Chernyshenko with the Juan Antonio Samaranch Trophy awarded last week at the Global Sports Forum in Barcelona. (ATR) Sochi 2014: Legacy – today Op-Ed by Dmitry Chernyshen...

Op Ed - Youth and Elite Sport: A Powerful Combination

February 10, 2011

(ATR) On the eve of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival, Colin Moynihan reflects on the importance of Youth Olympic events in this OpEd. Moynihan is chairman of the ...

OpEd - Moscow Blast Exposes Worries for Sochi Olympics

January 26, 2011

Flowers for the victims of the Domodedovo Airport bombing. (Getty) (ATR) I wasn’t at Domodedovo Airport when the suicide bomber attacked Monday. But it was still too close fo...

OpEd -- Rio de Janeiro Enters New Dimension

January 01, 2011

Fireworks projected onto the new 3-D logo for Rio 2016. (ATR) First Three-Dimension Logo It is a logo unlike anything before, this intertwining of three figures that mak...

OpEd - Annecy Needed for 2018 Olympics

December 13, 2010

The resignation of CEO Edgar Grospiron has left the Annecy 2018 bid in a precarious position – perhaps tenuous enough for the French to consider withdrawing from the race. ...

Op-Ed -- Disability is Inevitable

December 11, 2010

(Getty Images) (ATR) As the Asian Para Games open in China, here’s a view from the Caribbean on the need for Paralympic sport. Brian Lewis writes about the situation in Trin...

Op Ed -- World Cup Vote Shows Inevitability for Mideast Olympics

December 03, 2010

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter declares Qatar the host for the 2022 World Cup. (Getty Images) (ATR) FIFA embraces what the IOC rejected in selecting Qatar as the host of the 2022 Wo...

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