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Potential Toronto Olympic Bid Losing Steam

August 31, 2015

(ATR) Four city councilors in Toronto are casting a shadow over the city's potential 2024 Olympic bid. (Getty Images) Following a successful 2015 Pan Am Games, Toronto bud...

L.A., Rio Face Critical Period -- ATRadio

August 30, 2015

(ATR) City leaders in both Los Angeles and Rio are tackling obstacles on the road to hosting an Olympic Games. (Getty Images) While the Los Angeles City Council will most ...

All-Africa Games Set to Open This Week -- Monday Memo

August 31, 2015

(ATR) The 2015 All-Africa Games are set to take place Sept. 4-19 in Brazzaville, Congo. Athletes from different countries file into the opening ceremony of the 2011 All-Afr...

Rowing Using World Champs in France as Prep for 2016

August 28, 2015

(ATR) The World Rowing Championships will carry a different level of importance for athletes this year as a record number of rowers compete for spots at the 2016 Summer Olympi...

Rio 2016 Preps for Paralympic Milestone -- ATRadio

August 28, 2015

(ATR) The city of Rio is prepping to celebrate the one-year countdown to the 2016 Paralympic Games next week. A marathon swimming test event in Rio took place on Aug. 22 (G...

Report Sparks Opposition to Hamburg Olympic Bid

August 27, 2015

(ATR) The Court of Auditors report released last week has led to increased vocal opposition to the Hamburg 2024 bid. Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg 2024) The NOlympia group is ...

Decision on Pistorius Release Coming Next Month

August 27, 2015

(ATR) South Africa's parole review board will meet on Sept. 18 to decide whether Olympian Oscar Pistorius can be released early from prison. Pistorius outside of court last...

IAAF World Championships -- Photodesk

August 26, 2015

(ATR) Around the Rings was on-the-scene for the 2015 IAAF world championships in Beijing, China.  The event is being held in the Bird's Nest stadium, home to the 2008 Oly...

Former Sports Minister Touts Casablanca 2028 Olympic Bid

August 26, 2015

(ATR) Former sports and youth minister of Morocco Moncef Belkhayat says he would bring the Games to Casablanca if elected president of the region. Moncef Belkhayat (Getty I...

Experts Doubt Beijing Olympics Will Boost Economy -- Media Watch

August 25, 2015

(ATR) On Monday, a record drop in Chinese stocks and plummeting global markets had government leaders, investors, companies, and stockholders frantically tracking numbers.   ...

Criticism of Blatter "Unfair," According to FIFA Reform Chief

August 24, 2015

(ATR) The former IOC director general now heading FIFA’s reform commission thinks Sepp Blatter is receiving undue flack. Sepp Blatter poses for a selfie with a fan in his h...

Elite Judoka Converge in Kazakh Capital for World Champs

August 24, 2015

(ATR) The biggest judo event between now and Rio 2016 opened on Monday. The 2015 Judo World Championships, the flagship event of the World Judo Tour, is underway in the Kaz...

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