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World Games Officials Impressed With Birmingham

October 17, 2014

Volunteers hold the flags of countries participating in the 2013 World Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Max Bishop, head of the evaluation commission for the 2021 World Games, tell...

U.S. Sports Chiefs Back Birmingham World Games Bid

October 16, 2014

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ATR) (ATR) Existing facilities and distinct hospitality build Birmingham, Alabama a strong bid for the 2021 World Games. An evaluation com...

IOC Executive Board Meeting In Montreux -- Monday Memo

October 16, 2014

Montreux, Switzerland. (Getty Images) (ATR) The next IOC Executive Board meeting will be held in Montreux, Switzerland from Oct. 22 - 24.  The EB will review final recomme...

Paralympics Aiming for New Heights in Tokyo

October 16, 2014

Japanese Paralympic Committee president Yasuhi Yamawaki with IPC president Phil Craven (Tokyo 2020) (ATR) International Paralympics Committee president Phil Craven believes t...

Birmingham Prepared for World Games Visit

October 16, 2014

Action from the 2013 World Games held in Cali, Colombia (Getty Images) (ATR) Officials from Birmingham, Alabama tell Around the Rings the city is ready today to host the 2021...

Former Rio 2016 Secretary General Begins New Post

October 15, 2014

A campaign poster for Carlos Osorio with Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes (ATR) (ATR) The number two official with Rio de Janeiro's Olympic bid is now a member of the legisl...

Pakistan NOC Sets Election Date

October 15, 2014

Syed Arif Hasan (Getty Images) (ATR) The Pakistan Olympic Association hopes Nov. 25 elections will prevent IOC suspension.  Earlier this year, the country faced suspension...

Panasonic Expands Paralympic Sponsorship

October 15, 2014

Panasonic CEO Satoshi Takeyasu and IPC president Phil Craven signing the agreement (Panasonic) (ATR) Panasonic is now the fifth worldwide partner of the International Paralym...

Olympic Flag Raised Over Dow Seoul Technology Center

October 15, 2014

(Dow Korea) (ATR) Dow Korea started their countdown until the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games this week. The TOP sponsor raised the Olympic flag during a ceremony at the D...

Photodesk -- Women`s Volleyball World Championship

October 14, 2014

An LED volleyball net on display in Milan (ATR) (ATR) The United States pulled off an international sports first over the weekend when it won the FIVB Women's World Champions...

Birmingham Vies for 2021 World Games -- ATR Podcast

October 14, 2014

Volunteers hold the flags of countries participating in the 2013 World Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Birmingham tells Around the Rings it is ready to become the first U.S. city ...

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