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Olympic Newsdesk

Former Olympic Mascots Arrive in Rio -- Photodesk

November 20, 2014

The five mascots photographed in the airport (Rio 2016) (ATR) Mascots from the 1980, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics visited Rio de Janeiro International Airport as part...

Costs & Benefits of Boston Olympics -- Media Watch

November 20, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham points out a need for public discussion on Boston's potential bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. "If the USOC picks ...

Tokyo Government Cuts $1.7 Billion from 2020 Construction Bill

November 20, 2014

The Tokyo 2020 candidate city logo on display at government headquarters (Getty Images) (ATR) The Tokyo metropolitan government has canceled plans to build new Olympic badmin...

Asian Beach Games Underway In Phuket -- ATR Podcast

November 18, 2014

Saranloet Phithaya celebrates during Thailand's gold medal beach flag football match against Kuwait (Getty Images) (ATR) The 2014 Asian Beach Games are underway in Phuket, Th...

2014 Asian Beach Games -- Photodesks

November 17, 2014

Thailand beach sepaktakraw player shows his athleticism (ATR) (ATR) Around the Rings European correspondent Brian Pinelli captures photos of the fourth edition of the Asian B...

Former President of Nigerian NOC Running for Office

November 17, 2014

Gumel in 2007 with the former president of the Commonwealth Games Federation Mike Fennell (ATR) (ATR) An IOC member has his sights set on leading the Nigerian Olympic Committ...

Rio 2016 Still Seeking Volunteers

November 14, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Prospective candidates for the upcoming Olympic Games Volunteer Program now have extra time to register ahead of Rio 2016. According to a statement fr...

"Boston Already Saying 'Hell No' to Olympics" -- Media Watch

November 14, 2014

Bird's eye view of the city of Boston (Getty Images) (ATR) The Nation's sports correspondent Dave Zirin says, "Boston is already saying 'hell no' to the 2024 Olympics." B...

Equatorial Guinea Named New Host of 2015 African Cup of Nations

November 14, 2014

Malabo was one of the cities to host 2012 African Cup of Nations matches. (Getty Images) (ATR) Equatorial Guinea has agreed to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations. The 20...

IOC, Tokyo 2020 Conduct Second Project Review -- Monday Memo

November 14, 2014

John Coates, IOC vice president chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission (Getty Images) (ATR) A delegation from the IOC will be traveling to Tokyo next week for a r...

Baku 2015 Adds Motorola as Comms Sponsor

November 13, 2014

(Baku 2015) (ATR) Baku 2015 organizers will communicate with each other via Motorola technology. Motorola will provide digital radio services for the organizing committee ...

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