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Winter 2022

Norway, Sweden Could Bid Together for 2026 Olympics

October 31, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) One Norwegian sports official says his country should enlist a neighbor’s help to bring the Winter Olympics back to Scandinavia. The head of the Norwe...

2022 Winter Olympic Bids Ready to Go Global

October 30, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Almaty and Beijing will ratchet up their 2022 Olympic campaigns starting on Nov. 1 when the international promotional phase opens. Of the two cities, ...

European Clubs Back April/May World Cup in Qatar

October 30, 2014

(ECA) (ATR) The European Club Association will on Monday propose an April 28 to May 29 Qatar World Cup to a FIFA task force, saying it will have limited impact on the domesti...

IOC VP: 2022 Winter Olympic Race Will Not Re-Open

October 28, 2014

2011 Asian Winter Games host Almaty is one of two remaining bidders for the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) IOC vice president Craig Reedie says the trouble-hit 20...

Pistorius Welcome in Rio -- Host City Roundup

October 28, 2014

Pistorius was sentenced last week in South Africa. (Getty Images) (ATR) Oscar Pistorius would be welcome at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games if he fulfills all his judici...

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...

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