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Munich Open 2018 Olympic Bid Pitches to IOC

July 06, 2011

(ATR) Munich kicked off the 2018 Winter Olympic bid presentations to the IOC in Durban today.   Annecy and PyeongChang follow, with the IOC vote taking place this afternoo...

The Bidding Ends for 2018 Winter Olympics

July 05, 2011

A tribute to the three 2018 bids was made at the opening ceremony for the IOC Session in Durban. (ATR) (ATR) Heads of state and Olympic legends take the stage in Durban, Sout...

PyeongChang Wins 2018 Olympics

July 06, 2011

(ATR) PyeongChang is the pick of the IOC to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang's third straight bid proved the charm. (ATR) The bid from South Korea beat out rival...

Final Sprint for 2018 Olympic Bids

July 05, 2011

Chantal Jouanno. (ATR) Sports Minister Optimistic for Annecy 2018 French sports minister Chantal Jouanno tells Around the Rings she is not worried about the lobbying powe...

49 Votes Could Decide 2018 Race; New Olympic Sports; Felli Defers Retirement

July 04, 2011

IOC president Jacques Rogge announces eight sports are in contention to join the Olympic Program in 2020. (ATR) IOC Majority is 49 for 1st Round Win for 2018 Bids  The con...

French Olympic Boss Rules Out Paris 2020 Bid if Annecy Fails

July 04, 2011

Denis Masseglia and Charles Beigbeder. (ATR) (ATR) French Olympic committee president Denis Masseglia tells Around the Rings that it would be "very difficult" for Paris to b...

On the Scene -- 2018 Cities Ready for Date With IOC in Durban

July 03, 2011

The International Convention Centre, site of the IOC Session in Durban. (ATR) Three Days to Go… Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang are each going through their paces at rehea...

Havelange Doubtful for Durban; Easton Won't Travel

July 01, 2011

IOC Doyen Joao Havelange. (ATR) Havelange Expected to Miss IOC Session  The IOC says it has not yet received confirmation that former FIFA president Joao Havelange, the do...

Monday Memo -- Princely Wedding; ANOCA Assembly; One Week to Durban

June 26, 2011

Princely Wedding Draws IOC Contingent Several dozen IOC members are expected to attend this week’s Princely Wedding between Olympic athletes Albert of Monaco and Charlene W...

Annecy 2018 "Back in the Race"-ATR on the Scene

May 18, 2011

"We are a good team with a good proposition,” says French IOC member Jean-Claude Killy. (ATR) (ATR) Annecy 2018 leaders and IOC members say the French bid has left its troub...

On the Scene - Munich 2018 Goes First at IOC Briefing

May 18, 2011

"We are looking now with real confidence to Durban," says Munich CEO Bernhard Schwank. (ATR) (ATR) Munich bid CEO Bernhard Schwank tells Around the Rings he felt IOC members ...

2018 Bids Ready For Crucial Briefing to IOC Members

May 17, 2011

Per usual, bid chair Katarina Witt will feature in the Munich presentation. (ATR) (ATR) Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang state their cases to IOC members Wednesday at the Olymp...