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World Olympians Association Expands Executive Committee with Appointment of Chantal Brunner

May 09, 2016

The World Olympians Association (WOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of New Zealand Olympian Chantal Brunner to its Executive Committee. Brunner’s addition brings ...

FIFA Corruption: Jeffrey Webb Faces Life Ban

May 04, 2016

(WFI) FIFA investigators are recommending a life ban for disgraced former vice president and CONCACAF chief Jeffrey Webb. FIFA's chief judge will rule on whether to hand a li...

The Mystery of the lost Torch

May 03, 2016

The adventurous journey of a group of heroes experiencing the values of the Olympics. A Didactic Path to Roma2024: the first social Olympic and Paralympic games. The storyl...


April 29, 2016

Olympic legend Michael Johnson has today announced the launch of Positive Track. The initiative, spearheaded by the four-time Olympic gold medal winner, aims to provide young ...

Baumann Elected SportAccord President; Warning for Federations

April 22, 2016

Baumann celebrates his victory in the election (ATR) (ATR) Patrick Baumann says sports federations should take a “hard look” at their operations to improve their governance, ...

Volunteer Training Center Opens in Rio

April 14, 2016

(ATR) The first of over 600,000 hours needed to train Olympic volunteers began on April 13. Melzi, left, listens to Gonzalez explain the value of the training center (ATR) ...

Brazilian President Cancels Rio Olympic Flame Lighting Trip

April 08, 2016

(ATR) Dilma Rousseff has abandoned plans to attend the Rio 2016 torch lighting ceremony in Olympia for unspecified reasons, Greece's Olympic Committee chief tells Around the R...

FIFA President Named in Panama Papers

April 06, 2016

(ATR) Gianni Infantino says he is “dismayed” that his integrity is being doubted after he was revealed to have signed off a TV rights contract with two businessmen who were la...

Qatar Under Fire for Abuses of 2022 World Cup Workers

March 31, 2016

Construction work taking place on Khalifa International Stadium (Getty) (ATR) Amnesty International says migrant workers building Qatar’s showpiece Khalifa International Stad...

West Ham Increase Olympic Stadium Capacity to 60,000

March 24, 2016

What the new stadium will look like (WHUFC) (ATR) West Ham United are increasing the capacity at the Olympic Stadium to 60,000, making it the largest Premier League ground in...

FIFA Frontrunner Salman Fails to Impress in CONCACAF Pitch -- On the Scene

February 12, 2016

(ATR) Four of the five men seeking to replace Sepp Blatter gathered in Miami to pitch their visions for FIFA's future to CONCACAF leaders. Gianni Infantino is stopped by th...

Qatar Could Be Going for 2028 Olympics - Bidding Buildup

February 11, 2016

(ATR)  Qatar will bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. It’s apparently just a question of when. Qatar building boom for 2022 World Cup (Getty) Thani Al-Kuwari, a senior ...

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