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Debbie Jevans: "It's Mad" to Sideline Issue of Gender Equity in Sport

November 19, 2015

(ATR) Former London 2012 director of sport, Debbie Jevans, tells Around the Rings that Olympic leaders can do more to promote gender equity in sport. Debbie Jevans (Getty...

Police: "Serious Plans for Explosions Thwarted" at Hannover Stadium

November 17, 2015

(ATR) Federal authorities say they have "concrete evidence" of a plot to set off a bomb at a soccer stadium in Hannover, Germany. The HDI-Arena in Hannover, which seats 4...

Scandal-Ridden FIFA Delivers Latest Bans

November 17, 2015

(ATR) In the latest move to eradicate corruption in world football's governing body, FIFA has banned two officials from Laos and Nepal for taking cash during FIFA elections....

New Zealand Awarded Top IOC Women in Sport Trophy

November 12, 2015

(ATR) For championing the cause of women sport leaders, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) receives a high honor from the IOC. Kereyn Smith accepts the World Winner a...

WADA: Russian Participation at Rio 2016 in Jeopardy -- ATRadio

November 09, 2015

(ATR) World Athletics is still reeling from a shocking report delivered by members of the World Anti Doping Agency. Richard Pound, who led the WADA independent commission's...

"Dark Day" For Sport Focus of World Media -- Media Watch

November 09, 2015

(ATR) Sebastian Coe, president of athletics' world governing body, is taking swift action against the All Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) following a shocking 350-page repo...

Annual IF Forum Opens in Lausanne -- Monday Memo

November 09, 2015

(ATR) More than 100 International Federations will gather at the ninth edition of the annual IF Forum in Lausanne, Nov. 11-13. (L-R) IOC President Thomas Bach and SportAcco...

International Olympic Leaders Embrace New Era for the Games -- ATRadio

October 25, 2015

(ATR) Speaking with Around the Rings, key players in the Olympic Movement discuss the future of the Olympic Games. The 2015 worlds started on Oct. 23 in Glasgow. (Getty Ima...

USA Gymnastics Chief: Championships Will Preview Rio Experience -- ATRadio

October 23, 2015

(ATR) Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, tells Around the Rings that the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be a "coming out party" for the sport's next star....

Surfing "Would be a Mistake" for the Olympics -- Media Watch

October 22, 2015

(ATR)  Tetsuhiko Endo says that adding the sport to the 2020 Olympic Program would be bad for both surfing and the Olympics. Endo, editor of the online publication Surf, ...

Bach Opening Inaugural World Olympians Forum -- Monday Memo

October 19, 2015

(ATR) The inaugural World Olympians Forum opens on Oct. 20. Some of the biggest names in the international sports world will come together at the forum in Moscow under IO...

Boxing Tests Out Reforms, Preps for Rio -- ATRadio

October 14, 2015

(ATR) The 2015 World Boxing Championships are doubling as a qualifier for Rio 2016 and as a springboard for head guard reforms. China's Wei Liu (left) fights Morocco's Moha...

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