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IOC President Sets Meeting in Australia

March 05, 2015

Thomas Bach (left) and AOC president John Coates (Getty Images) (ATR) Next month, IOC president Thomas Bach and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) hope to secure the back...

Rio 2016 Coordination Commission and IOC Executive Board -- Photodesk

March 04, 2015

Two Brothers Mountain (ATR) (ATR) The last week of February was a busy one for Rio 2016. There was the 8th coordination commission visit and a meeting of the IOC Executive Bo...

Progress at the Rio 2016 Olympic Park (VIDEO)

March 04, 2015

(ATR) The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro is beginning to resemble what it will look like in August 2016. A new video released by the city of Rio de Janeiro, shows the curre...

The second edition of the "Smart Cities & Sport Summit" launched by the World Union of Olympic Cities

March 03, 2015

Lausanne, Switzerland – March 3, 2015 – Surfing on the success of the last edition in 2014, the World Union of Olympic Cities is pleased to announce the second edition of the ...

WOA President Readies for Rio -- ATR Podcast

March 03, 2015

Joel Bouzou (Getty Images) (ATR) The World Olympians Association is preparing for the Rio De Janeiro Olympics of 2016. Joel Bouzou, president of the World Olympians Associ...

Strong Support for IOC Policy on Olympic Mourning

March 03, 2015

IOC president Thomas Bach at a press conference in Rio (Getty Images) (ATR) The World Olympians Association commends the IOC's decision on a new way for athletes to mourn dur...

Netball Hoping for Different IOC Approach to Gender Equity -- Federations Focus

March 02, 2015

(ATR) The president of the International Netball Federation says a change in the way the IOC looks at gender equity under the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms could help her sport....

Deedee Corradini, 70, Salt Lake City Mayor and Women's Ski Jump Advocate

March 02, 2015

Deedee Corradini at the debut of women ski jumping at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. (ATR) (ATR) Deedee Corradini campaigned for the Salt Lake City Olympics as mayor and then le...

World Olympians Association and Around the Rings Form Official Media Partnership

March 02, 2015

(Monaco – Atlanta) The World Olympians Association and Around the Rings have formed a ground-breaking partnership to help to promote Olympism, Olympians and the programmes o...

"Ecological Holocaust" Looms Over Rio 2016 -- Media Watch

March 02, 2015

Protesters have camped in front of the Olympic golf course for the last three months. (ATR) (ATR) During the IOC Executive Board's meeting on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a sm...

Two Flames, Water Pollution at 2016 Olympics -- Media Watch

February 27, 2015

Carlos Nuzman (Getty Images) (ATR) The Associated Press says one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro is whether there will be one flame, or ...

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