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Olympic Aspirations, Opposition in Toronto -- Media Watch

September 14, 2015

(ATR) Cities hoping to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics have submitted letters of intent to the IOC. Photo of the Toronto skyline taken during the 2015 Pan American Games (...

U.S. Attorney General Expects More Arrests in FIFA Corruption Scandal

September 14, 2015

(ATR) U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch won’t say if outgoing president Sepp Blatter is a target of an expanding probe into FIFA corruption – but she expects more charges a...

Paralympic Spirit Comes to Rio Public Transit -- Photodesk

September 11, 2015

(ATR) Select commuter trains in Rio de Janeiro will feature Paralympic athletes as the city prepares to host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. The first train was outfit...

2024 Olympic Bid Leaders Gather at World Wrestling Championships -- ATRadio

September 11, 2015

(ATR) IOC members and other leaders in sport involved in respective bids for the 2024 Summer Olympics are in the U.S. city of Las Vegas, Nevada this week. (L-R) USA Wrestli...

Rome, Hamburg Submit 2024 Bids to IOC -- Top Story Replay

September 12, 2015

(ATR) Two members of the 2024 Olympic field submitted their paperwork to make their status as bidders official this. On Wednesday, Hamburg’s mayor and the German Olympic Sp...

IOC Deadline for 2024 Olympic Bid Cities -- Monday Memo

September 14, 2015

(ATR) Cities hoping to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics must submit letters of intent to the IOC by Tuesday, Sept. 15. (Getty Images) So far, Hamburg and Rome have submitt...

Olympians Could Compete Amid "Medieval" Sewage System in Rio -- Media Watch

September 11, 2015

(ATR) One public health expert has called Rio de Janeiro's sewage system "medieval," comparing it to that of London or Paris in the 14th or 15th century.  One public health...

Political Party Seeks Community Involvement in Paris Olympic Bid

September 09, 2015

(ATR) The French Communist Party (PCF) has asked for the formation of local committees to support and aid France’s 2024 Olympic bid. (Paris 2024) The PCF says these local ...

Rowing Champs Headed to Austria in 2019

September 08, 2015

(ATR) Austria will again host the world’s premier rowers in 2019. The U.S. team celebrates a gold medal at Linz-Ottersheim in 2008. (Getty Images) The decision was made at...

Medical Body Calls for Ban on Olympic Boxing

September 04, 2015

(ATR) Australia Medical Association (AMA) vice president Steve Parnis says boxing can cause irreversible injury and therefore should be banned from the Olympic Games. Boxer...

One Year to 2016 Paralympics -- Monday Memo

September 07, 2015

(ATR) City leaders and Games organizers in Rio are celebrating the one-year countdown to the 2016 Paralympics. (Getty Images) Festivities this week will include a "Paralym...

L.A. 2024 Saves USOC from "Olympic-Sized Embarrassment" -- Media Watch

September 04, 2015

(ATR) Los Angeles 2024 leaders are celebrating what they say was a "wonderful" meeting with IOC president Thomas Bach on Thursday. Garcetti speaks at a press conference sho...

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