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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 ...

No Deal Between Infantino and Salman for FIFA Presidency

January 29, 2016

The FIFA race is hotting up (Getty) (ATR) Rumours of a deal between Shaikh Salman and Gianni Infantino in the FIFA election race have been scotched after the Bahraini’s team ...

FIFA Presidency - Sexwale Campaign Close to Fizzling Out

January 28, 2016

Tokyo Sexwale (Getty) (ATR) Tokyo Sexwale’s lackluster FIFA presidential campaign may fizzle out next week when he is grilled by South African FA leaders. Sexwale has been...

Central American FAs Back Infantino FIFA Presidential Bid

January 26, 2016

The letter from the UNCAF federations (FIFAForward) (WFI) Gianni Infantino has won the support of the seven-member Central American Football Union in his bid for the FIFA pre...

SportAccord Council Weighs Significant Merger -- Monday Memo

January 25, 2016

(ATR) SportAccord Council members are meeting Jan. 26 to advance talks about how the federations' body will merge with the SportAccord Convention. Gian-Franco Kasper, Inter...

Tokyo 2020 Spokesperson Breaking Down Barriers -- ATRadio

January 20, 2016

(ATR) Hikariko Ono, Tokyo 2020 spokesperson, hopes to have an impact on the role of women in more than just planning for the Olympics. Hikariko Ono (Tokyo 2020/Shugo Takemi...

Leonid Zhabotinsky, 77, Olympic Weightlifter

January 18, 2016

(ATR) The Olympic Movement is mourning the passing of Leonid Zhabotinsky, a record-breaking Ukrainian-born Soviet weightlifter. Zhabotinsky at the 1968 Mexcio City Olympics...

Report: Canadian Olympic Committee President Scandalized Female Staff

January 14, 2016

(ATR) A majority of Canadian Olympic Committee staff interviewed for a report by Toronto lawyer Christine Thomlinson said they suffered or witnessed personal or sexual harassm...

FIFA Fires Jerome Valcke

January 13, 2016

Valcke is out of FIFA (Getty) (ATR) Suspended FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke has been sacked. “The FIFA Emergency Committee decided on 9 January 2016 to dismiss Jérô...

Putin Takes Judo Coach Ezio Gamba To The Mat

January 11, 2016

(ATR) Russian President Vladimir Putin shows off his skill as a judoka after taking veteran coach Ezio Gamba to the mat in Sochi. Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) tu...

CONCACAF Presidential Hopeful Vows to Root Out Corruption

January 12, 2016

(ATR) The first declared CONCACAF presidential candidate tells Around the Rings he is ready to lead the charge against corruption in football. CONCACAF presidential candid...

New Director Joining IOC

January 11, 2016

(ATR) Philip French takes over as IOC director of the department of public affairs and social development through sport department.   IOC headquarters in Lausanne (Getty Ima...

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