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Olympic Photodesk -- IOC Athletes' Forum Embraces Wild West

October 13, 2011

The rodeo's grand finale came when "one-armed bandit" John Payne chased a pair of buffalo around the arena and then herded them atop a tractor trailer. (ATR) (ATR) With line ...

On the Scene -- IOC, USOC Corral Athletes Into Colorado Springs

October 10, 2011

The forum runs Sunday and Monday in Colorado Springs, headquarters city for the USOC. (ATR) (ATR) In between line dance lessons and a real live rodeo, members of the IOC Athl...

Monday Memo -- Pan Am Games; IOC Athletes' Forum; Sportel Monaco

October 09, 2011

Pan American Games, PASO Assembly The largest multi-sport event of 2011 kicks off Friday in Guadalajara, Mexico. The final touches are being added to Guadalajara 2011 prep...

On the Scene -- Miraflores Assumes Sport for All Mantle from Beijing

September 24, 2011

(ATR) Organizers of the 15th World Conference on Sport for All tell Around the Rings to mark the calendar – and build an appetite – for April 2013 in Miraflores, Peru. “...

Beijing Sport for All in Photos

September 23, 2011

Sport for All chairman Sam Ramsamy speaks at the opening ceremony for Sport for All. (ATR) Held among the iconic venues of the Beijing Olympics, the 14th edition of the IOC ...

On the Scene - Call for Action from Sport for All Beijing

September 23, 2011

Sport for All chair Sam Ramsamy (ATR) A “Balanced Diet” Needed for Social Networking Says Conference Chief The 14th IOC Conference on Sport for All ends with a declaratio...

On the Scene - Olympic Legacies Center Around Sport for All

September 22, 2011

Liu Jingmin says clear skies in Beijing are a legacy of the 2008 Games – and that pollution abatement encourages physical activity. (ATR) (ATR) Blue skies in Beijing and spor...

On the Scene -- Sport for All Wake-Up Call, Beijing Spectacle

September 21, 2011

Former BOCOG president Liu Qi, now a powerful figure in the Communist Party of China, returns to welcome VIPs and delegates to the Sport for All conference. (ATR) (ATR) The W...

IOC Sport for All Special Edition Magazine Now Online

September 21, 2011

The 14th World Conference on Sport for All Special Edition magazine is now online! Included are an interview with IOC Sport for All chair Sam Ramsamy, a look at Beijing'...

On the Scene -- Sport for All Brings Olympic Family Back to Beijing

September 20, 2011

The Convention Center is ready for Sport for All. (ATR) (ATR) Getting children active – and keeping them so throughout life – is a common theme running throughout this week’s...

Monday Memo -- IOC Sport for All; UN Visit for Rogge; U.S. Olympic Assembly

September 18, 2011

Sport for All Beijing-Bound Around the Rings will be on the scene in Beijing this week for the 14th World Conference on Sport for All. Exercise is for everyone, says the u...

Doha Confident Over Athletics Bid; Strong Sales for 2012 Paralympics

September 16, 2011

Doha Ready for Athletics Worlds The head of the Doha 2017 athletics world championship bid says his city is ready to stage the event. Khalifa Stadium in Doha. (Getty Ima...