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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...

OpEd: Youth Olympic Games Await Grades

August 30, 2010

98 countries won medals in Singapore. (ATR) Great success or boondoggle? The Youth Olympic Games appear to pass their first test in Singapore. But is the new event already on...

Op Ed -- The Team with No Result

July 31, 2010

(ATR) On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Moscow Olympics, U.S. IOC member Anita DeFrantz reflects on what it meant for her to be a member of "the team with no resu...

OpEd: What If the Vote for the 2018 Olympics Were Today?

July 06, 2010

Lake Annecy is called the most pure in Europe. (ATR) (ATR) A year from now it will be a done deal: either Annecy or Munich or PyeongChang will win the majority of votes from...

OpEd: Road to 2014 Olympics Tests Driving Skill and Nerve

June 13, 2010

Tight squeeze at a mountain tunnel. (ATR) (ATR) The twisting and turning road to the mountain venues in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics can be a dangerous route to travel....

Op Ed: Give London Mascots a Chance

May 28, 2010

Union Jack Mascots. (London 2012) (ATR) Steely, not warm and fuzzy. Odd-faced. Unfamiliar. With their looks alone, the two mascots for London 2012 are breaking the mold. ...

OP Ed: USOC Strengthening International Image

May 12, 2010

By USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny (USA Gymnastics) There is no mistaking that politics, geopolitical alliances, and relationshi...

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