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Sochi 2014

Alpine World Cup Season Opens in Soelden; Weather Causes Cancellation

October 27, 2010

Alpine Ski Season Opens The International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup season began this past weekend at the traditional opening site of Soelden, Austria. The...

New Winter Olympic Events Rest With IOC President

October 25, 2010

The IOC EB meets through Oct. 26 in Acapulco. (ATR) (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge will single-handedly make the decision on which new events will join the Olympic program...

IOC Puts Off Decision On Winter Sports Additions

October 25, 2010

(ATR) The IOC delays the addition of new events to the Sochi Olympics, sources telling Around the Rings more time is needed to assess the changes – including women’s ski jumpi...

Acapulco Report - IOC Set to Approve Women's Ski Jump, New Sochi Events

October 24, 2010

(ATR) Women's ski jumping makes another attempt at landing on the Olympic program when the IOC Executive Board considers new events for the 2014 Sochi Olympics during its th...

OCOG Report -- Sochi Angers Environmental NGO; London Olympic Park Gets Energy Center

October 19, 2010

Sochi 2014 Leaders Deny Blocking Public Views Organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics are disputing claims by an environmental group that residents living in the Black Sea ...

Another Hurdle Cleared for Munich 2018; Sochi 2014 Brings Down Barriers

October 18, 2010

Big Win for Munich 2018 Bid Book Munich 2018 secures the blessing of yet another council and the use of still more land, long a scarce resource for this Olympic bid. The s...

On the Scene: Acapulco Set to Welcome Olympic Family

October 17, 2010

The Pacific shoreline in Acapulco. (ATR) 30th Anniversary for ANOC The big draw for Acapulco is the general assembly for the 205-member Association of National Olympic Co...

IOC Identifies Challenges for Sochi at Halfway Point in Preparations

October 14, 2010

Gilbert Felli and Jean-Claude Killy at the press conference today (Sochi 2014) (ATR) The IOC's Olympic Games executive director Gilbert Felli tells Around the Rings that Soch...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Putin in Sochi; IAAF in Beijing; Infamous Medal Up for Auction

October 13, 2010

Russian PM Vladimir Putin toured construction for the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday. (Getty Images) Putin Inspects Sochi Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with IO...

Sochi Scene - IOC Increases Scrutiny for 2014 Olympics

October 11, 2010

Construction for the Bolshoi Ice Palace at the Olympic Park, venue for hockey. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the Sochi Olympics tells Around the Rings that this week’s inspection v...

IOC Planning Israel, Palestine Summit; Sochi Security; Coke for Rugby World Cup

October 07, 2010

IOC Planning Israeli/Palestinian Conference The IOC is attempting to set a date for a meeting with Israeli and Palestinian Olympic officials. IOC president Jacques Rogge ...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Georgian NOC Rejects Finding; Mascot Search Widens; Rugby Sponsorship

October 05, 2010

Nodar Kumaritashvili. (Getty Images) Rejections of Coroner Findings The Georgian National Olympic Committee rejected the “nonsense” of the British Columbia coroner’s rep...