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Op Ed: Rome Casts New Shadow Over Olympic Bids

September 21, 2016

(ATR) The IOC has yet to cure the malaise that has made a shambles out of the Olympic bid process. CONI President Giovanni Malago (L) and Rome 2024 Committee President Luca C...

Op-Ed: Reedie Says WADA Not the Problem

September 20, 2016

While it is not my normal practice to conduct discussions in the media, the comments made this week and published in Around the Rings, by my International Olympic Committee-co...

Time for a Major Shake-up of WADA -- OpEd

September 19, 2016

Gerardo Werthein (Getty Images) (ATR) As we look forward to forthcoming discussions in Lausanne and elsewhere on strengthening the fight against doping in the world of sport,...

Why Los Angeles Will Get the 2024 Olympic Games -- OpEd

September 15, 2016

Is a $10 billion partnership enough to guarantee at least one Olympics on home soil? How about three-quarters of that amount, which is what the American TV network NBC has pai...

Hickey Demise Wrecks Olympic Pecking Order -- OpEd

August 18, 2016

(ATR) The Pat Hickey scandal triggers consequences across the Olympic Movement. Police show up at Hickey's hotel room at the Windsor Marapendi. (ESPN Brazil) In a dawn rai...

How the Olympic Truce is Working for Rio Games -- OpEd

August 13, 2016

Halfway through the Games, let’s look at the Olympics as the original peace-through-sport movement. Today, does its idealistic halo control international conflict, invasions,...

Rio Games-Bashing is Not an Olympic Sport -- OpEd

August 08, 2016

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Carl Lewis Carl Lewis is a nine-time Olympic gold medalist. (ATR) There have been few moments in my life as memorable as competing in the 1984 O...

From China to Rio: A Millennial's View of the Games

August 07, 2016

The Olympics Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro marks my last day as a 16-year-old. In an audience where the middle-aged dominate, I thought I’d offer my pennies on the first ...

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. ...

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