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Olympic Newsdesk

Brazil Trails in Early Rio 2016 Medal Projection

October 24, 2014

Diver Cesar Castro displays a tattoo of the Brazilian flag with the Olympic rings. (Getty Images) (ATR) The host country may find itself trailing the pack on the Rio 2016 med...

Sierra Leone NOC Making Progress in Ebola Fight

October 24, 2014

An Ebola treatment center in Liberia. (Getty Images) (ATR) The National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone is making progress in the fight against Ebola. On Friday, the IOC...

Tokyo 2020 Chief: Olympics Not Locked Into Bid Plans

October 24, 2014

Yoshiro Mori (Getty Images) (ATR) Reducing Games cost is “the most important agenda” says Tokyo 2020 leader. On Friday, Yoshiro Mori spoke at the Yomiuri International E...

"Challenges and Opportunities for National Olympic Committees" -- All-Star Lineup for Newsmaker Breakfast Bangkok

October 23, 2014

(ATLANTA) -- War and civil strife, health crises, economics, natural disasters, and government interference -- all in a day’s work for the world’s 200+ national Olympic Commit...

World Games Bid a Positive for Russian Sport

October 23, 2014

The Ufa Arena (Getty Images) (ATR) Oleg Shabanov, chief executive of Ufa's bid committee for the 2021 World Games, tells Around the Rings, "The World Games in Ufa will streng...

Athens Olympic Security Provider to Protect Rio 2016

October 23, 2014

A security guard working during the 2007 Pan American Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Israeli security firm ISDS is the latest Tier 3 sponsor for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Rio 201...

USA Gymnastics: Athletes "Constantly Preparing For What`s Next" -- ATR Podcast

October 23, 2014

Steve Penny (C) with the women's team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (USA Gymnastics) (ATR) Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics president/CEO, discusses the road...

Tokyo Worries About National Stadium Delay

October 22, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The head of Tokyo 2020 is uneasy with the lack of progress in dismantling the city’s former Olympic stadium. On Wednesday, Yoshiro Mori told Rugby ...

Kosovo NOC Gains Provisional Recognition

October 22, 2014

Besim Hasani, president of the Kosovo Olympic Committee. (ATR) (ATR) Kosovo may appear at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The IOC granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olym...

Law Professor Named New USOC Ombudsman

October 22, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) For only the second time in its history, the U.S. Olympic Committee has a new ombudsman. Kathleen Wallace will replace John Ruger, who became ombudsm...

Olympians Spearhead Campaign Against Ebola

October 22, 2014

WOA president Joel Bouzou and two-time Olympic Gold medallist Pernilla Wiberg present Sierra Leone Olympians President Dr Francis Dove Edwin with #TargetEbola funding. (Getty ...

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