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Winter 2022

Ski President Addresses IOC Concerns, Slams FIFA, Norway

October 24, 2014

Sölden, Austria on the night before ski season opening (ATR) (ATR) International Ski Federation president Gian Franco Kasper was candid and comical, offering numerous quips ...

IOC Keeps Ban on Member Visits to Bid Cities

October 23, 2014

(Getty) (ATR ) Around the Rings has learned that the IOC’s ruling body will not recommend lifting the 15-year-old ban on member visits to Olympic bid cities. ATR is told t...

Guilty Verdict in Asian Winter Games Embezzlement Trial

October 21, 2014

The International Ski Jump Complex in Almaty (Getty Images) (ATR) An official with the Almaty 2011 Asian Games was found to have embezzled more than $3 million from the even...

Op Ed -- IOC Needs 2022 Bids to Make a Big Noise

October 20, 2014

Beijing is looking to become the first Winter/Summer Olympic dual host. (Getty Images) (ATR) Talk about a low-key bidding race. The quest for the 2022 Olympics is just that....

Kazakh Government Announces 2022 Funding Plan

October 20, 2014

Almaty's Medeu Alpine Ice Arena (Getty Images) (ATR) The government of Kazakhstan will fund one-third of the 2022 Olympics. Reports in Kazakh media say that the sports mi...

Norwegian NOC Chief Receives Death Threat

October 20, 2014

The threat was linked to the failed Oslo 2022 bid. (Getty Images) (ATR) The head of the Norwegian Olympic committee, who is leaving his post, received a death threat linked t...

Bach Talks 2022, 2024 Races; Germany Begins Civic Bid Involvement

October 17, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The German Olympic Committee is getting feedback on a 2024 bid from German civil society. On Thursday, some 70 representatives from a wide variety o...

Beijing Olympic Bid Moving Forward with Confidence -- Top Story Replay

October 14, 2014

(ATR) Beijing 2022 tells Around the Rings its bid for the Winter Games is unchanged, despite an IOC critique. “Following the IOC evaluation report in the summer, there is...

IOC Talks to Examine Oslo 2022 Bidding Blow

October 13, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) IOC officials will analyze Oslo’s bid demise at a meeting with Norwegian Olympic leaders – but talks may have limited impact on Olympic Agenda 2020 refor...

Bach Checks Out Almaty 2022 Winter Olympics Potential

October 13, 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach and the Mayor of Almaty, Akhmetzhan Yessimov (IOC) (ATR) IOC president Thomas Bach has seen for himself some of the sports facilities that would be ...

IOC President Ready to Talk Up Kazakhstan Olympic Bid

October 10, 2014

A Ski Jump showing Almaty in the background (Getty Images) (ATR) Almaty 2022 hopes Thomas Bach can raise the profile of Kazakhstan’s Olympic ambitions this weekend. Bach r...

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