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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...

Rio Olympics Could Leave Top Golfers Out -- Media Watch

January 08, 2016

(ATR) Larry Bohannan, a golf writer for the Southern California publication The Desert Sun, explains how the Olympic system is leaving top golfers out.   U.S. golfer Brittan...

Expert Predicts Record-Shattering Medal Counts for Rio 2016 -- ATRadio

January 08, 2016

(ATR) The head of analysis at Infostrada Sports tells Around the Rings four countries in particular are on track to shatter medal count records at the 2016 Olympics. Host c...

Platini Quits FIFA Presidential Race

January 08, 2016

Platini last month at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. His appeal against the 90-day provisional ban was rejected (Getty) (ATR) Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini has wit...

Plans for Atlanta Olympic Cauldron Up in the Air

January 07, 2016

(ATR) Plans to preserve the Olympic Cauldron have yet to be disclosed as the site of the 1996 Olympic Stadium is about to undergo a massive redevelopment. The 1996 Olympic ...

Website Marks New Era for Olympics Organization

January 07, 2016

(ATR) The World Union of Olympic Cities (WUOV) is starting the New Year off with a new online platform. The home page of the new Smart Cities & Sport website (WUOV) In a s...

FIFA Presidential Candidate Eyes IOC Bidding Reforms

January 06, 2016

Prince Ali at the briefing on Tuesday (Keir Radnedge) (ATR) FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali believes one of the essential reforms to restore sponsors' faith is to embr...

Pakistan Olympics Row Subsiding

January 05, 2016

(ATR) Pakistan's National Olympic Committee will hold elections on Jan. 23 under the watch of the IOC and Olympic Council of Asia. Syed Arif Hasan (Getty Images) Syed Arif...

Chinese Sports Leaders Make New Year's Resolutions -- Media Watch

December 31, 2015

(ATR) Liu Peng, president of the Chinese Olympic Committee, is setting targets for 2016 including plans for the Rio Games and Beijing 2022. Liu Peng, president of the Chine...

Sepp Blatter Banned from Football for Eight Years

December 21, 2015

Blatter and Platini are banned from football (Getty) (ATR) FIFA’s top judge today handed down bans for world football’s most powerful men for financial misconduct. FIFA pr...

Blatter Awaits FIFA Judges Verdict, Receives Putin Support

December 18, 2015

Blatter and Putin at the Russia 2018 World Cup draw in July (Getty) (ATR) After an eight-hour FIFA ethics hearing over allegations concerning a “disloyal payment”, Sepp Blatt...

FIFA Ethics Judges Open Hearings for Blatter and Platini

December 17, 2015

(Getty) (ATR) If Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are handed lengthy bans by FIFA’s top judge, the Frenchman’s presidential hopes are virtually doomed, according to the appeal...

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