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Monday Memo - Six Months to Paralympics; 2018 YOG Bids Due; Africa Sports Convention

February 27, 2012

Beijing's Paralympic torch relay. (IPC) Six Months to Paralympics Wednesday marks six months to go until the opening of the London 2012 Paralympics as well as the deadline...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - Women and Sport; Velo Test Event

February 21, 2012

Blue skies outside the Olympic Park velodrome. (ATR) (ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in Los Angeles for the IOC's Fifth World Conference on Women and Sport as well as...

Women and Sport Notebook - Geena Davis; "Gender-Free" NBC; LOCOG "Sisterhood"

February 20, 2012

(ATR) Despite a speaker lineup loaded with IOC members and federation leaders, two larger-than-life personalities stole the show at the IOC’s Fifth World Conference on Women a...

On the Scene - Women and Sport Closes Without Certainty on Saudi Arabia

February 18, 2012

IOC president Jacques Rogge at Saturday's closing press conference. (ATR) (ATR) The Fifth World Conference on Women and Sport closes with “cautious optimism” from IOC preside...

On the Scene - Olympic Movement Confronts "Last Barrier" for Women and Sport

February 17, 2012

(ATR) Anita DeFrantz tells Around the Rings gender inequity among leadership positions is the “last barrier” to her work chairing the IOC Women and Sport Commission. "It's no...

Women and Sport Opens with Jeers for FIFA, Cheers for Trophy Winners

February 17, 2012

Women and Sport chair Anita DeFrantz. (ATR) (ATR) The 5th World Conference on Women and Sport kicks off with IOC awards, finger-pointing at FIFA and calls for the Olympic Fla...

Women and Sport Attracts Stars of Olympic Movement, Hollywood

February 16, 2012

(ATR) Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles is the destination address for delegates attending this week’s 5th World Conference on Women and Sport. L.A. Live's JW Marriott (the sh...

Monday Memo - 2020 Applicant Files; Women and Sport; Romney Returns

February 13, 2012

2020 Applicant Files Due Bidders are bound for Chateau de Vidy this week. (ATR) Applicant files are due Wednesday at IOC headquarters from the six bid cities for the 2020 ...

Exclusive Interview with WADA President John Fahey

February 09, 2012

John Fahey. (Getty Images) (ATR) World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey talks to Around the Rings from the sidelines of the WADA media symposium in Lausanne. He discus...

NOC News - ANOC Schedule; Qatari National Sports Day; Allegiance Transfer

January 31, 2012

  ANOC Schedule   The Association of National Olympic Committees has supplied the schedule for its upcoming General Assembly in Moscow exclusively to Around the Rings. ...

Sponsor Spotlight - Rio 2016 Auto Partner, Marketing Team; GE Earnings

January 21, 2012

Automotive Partner for Rio 2016 A Rio 2016 official tells Around the Rings that an automotive partner “is likely to be announced next week.” The official could not dis...

New Executive Director for SportAccord Convention

January 19, 2012

SportAccord Convention announced today that Nis Hatt has been appointed to the position of Managing Director. He will assume his new role as of June 1. Until then, Anna Hellma...