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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...

Olympics Link for Cruise Ship Crash; Chinese Sport Awards

January 17, 2012

Salzburg Olympic Bid Mayor Escapes Cruise Ship Disaster Salzburg mayor Heinz Schaden is back in his office days after fleeing the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster in It...

London Latest - Met Police Deny Olympics Security Breach; David Beckham Eyes Football Place

January 17, 2012

(ATR) The Metropolitan Police deny claims that the Olympics security operation has been compromised after confidential documents detailing anti-terrorism discussions were fo...

Obama's Costly Trip to Copenhagen; London Olympic Park's New Look

January 13, 2012

Obama’s Costly Trip to Copenhagen A two-year struggle to determine how much the Obama administration spent lobbying the IOC on behalf of Chicago 2016 ended this week when ...

2020 Bids Visit Innsbruck; 2017 World Games Awarded; New WOA Patron Unveiled

January 12, 2012

Turkey, Doha Support YOG The 2020 Olympic bids from Doha and Istanbul announced their support of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. The stage is set for the fi...