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Rio 2016 Op-Ed By Carlos Nuzman

August 05, 2016

Brazil is ready to do the Games as they have never been done before. Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman Tonight, at the Opening Ceremony of the first ever Olympic Games in ...

Reflections on The Centennial Games -- OpEd

August 05, 2016

To suggest Atlanta was a long shot to win the bid to host the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games would grossly misstate the case even by the most hyperbolic standards. What most as...

History's Greatest Forgotten Olympic Hero -- OpEd

August 02, 2016

Written for Around the Rings By George Hirthler The modern Olympic Movement seldom tells its origin story—and that’s a shame. Because it’s a story that could serve as an i...

The Hula Report: Breakfast With Champions

July 27, 2016

IOC president at breakfast with athletes. (IOC/Ian Jones) (ATR) The sun is shining in Rio de Janeiro as IOC president Thomas Bach arrives for a month in the Olympic city. ...

The Home of Golf Provides Perfect Prelude to Rio -- OpEd

July 26, 2016

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, discusses how The Open Championship at Royal Troon has set the scene for golf’s return to the Olympics in this Op-Ed for Aro...

How the Atlanta Olympics Made My University Great -- OpEd

July 14, 2016

(ATR) Georgia State University has an unmatched Olympic legacy and continues to embody Atlanta’s Olympic legacy. Part of GSU's campus in Downtown Atlanta. (GSU) Twenty ye...

Verbruggen: Cycling Not to Blame for Doping Crisis

July 07, 2016

I read with great interest Mr Uyoe’s OpEd “Doping in Sport: It’s Bigger than Russia” published on AroundTheRings.com on 1st July 2016. Hein Verbruggen (Getty Images) Whil...

Op Ed: One Month to Rio Triumph or "Great Failure"

July 05, 2016

(ATR) If things go wrong in Rio, it probably won’t be the fault of the organizing committee. For all the bad things that have cropped up on the road to the Rio Olympics -...

Doping in Sport: It's Bigger Than Russia -- OpEd

July 01, 2016

If the doping problem plaguing sport were a syllogism, it might look something like this: Idy Uyoe • Integrity is the fabric of sport. • A level playing field guarantees...

Olympic Day Follies -- OpEd

June 23, 2016

(ATR) Olympic Day 2016 wraps up with fun runs around the world, promotions from the 2024 Olympic bids and sports demonstrations like those hosted in Canada, the U.S. and oth...

Muhammad Ali -- The Greatest Olympian

June 15, 2016

Is it possible the most memorable moment in Olympic history had nothing to do with sports? Idy Uyoe When Muhammad Ali emerged from behind a column to light the Olympic ca...

Rio Olympic Souvenirs? -- OpEd

June 03, 2016

While the world is watching Brazil cope with the Zika virus, political turmoil at the highest levels of government and a huge unemployment rate, all I can think about are the ...

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