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Rio de Janeiro 2016

NOCs, Federations Visit Rio for 2016 Planning

October 20, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Rio 2016 will host 13 national Olympic committees and three international federations through the rest of October. Around the Rings has learned that A...

ASOIF Sounds Warning for Rio 2016 Deodoro Construction

October 17, 2014

The National Shooting Centre is one of the completed venues at Deodoro. (Getty Images) (ATR) The Summer Olympic federations body tells Around the Rings Rio 2016 has “not a mo...

World Games Officials Impressed With Birmingham

October 17, 2014

Volunteers hold the flags of countries participating in the 2013 World Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Max Bishop, head of the evaluation commission for the 2021 World Games, tell...

U.S. Sports Chiefs Back Birmingham World Games Bid

October 16, 2014

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ATR) (ATR) Existing facilities and distinct hospitality build Birmingham, Alabama a strong bid for the 2021 World Games. An evaluation com...

IOC Executive Board Meeting In Montreux -- Monday Memo

October 16, 2014

Montreux, Switzerland. (Getty Images) (ATR) The next IOC Executive Board meeting will be held in Montreux, Switzerland from Oct. 22 - 24.  The EB will review final recomme...

Birmingham Prepared for World Games Visit

October 16, 2014

Action from the 2013 World Games held in Cali, Colombia (Getty Images) (ATR) Officials from Birmingham, Alabama tell Around the Rings the city is ready today to host the 2021...

Former Rio 2016 Secretary General Begins New Post

October 15, 2014

A campaign poster for Carlos Osorio with Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes (ATR) (ATR) The number two official with Rio de Janeiro's Olympic bid is now a member of the legisl...

Rio Expects Big Volunteer Push with One Month to Go

October 14, 2014

Flavia Flores (ATR) (ATR) The head of Rio 2016 volunteers tells Around the Rings that with one month left for volunteer applications, close to 100,000 people have registered ...

NBA Stars Predict "Amazing Games" in Rio

October 13, 2014

2014 FIBA World Cup MVP Kyrie Irving practicing in Rio (Rio 2016) (ATR) Some of the biggest names in the NBA say they are excited about playing in the Rio 2016 Olympics.  ...

Race To Bid For 2024 Olympics Heats Up -- Media Watch

October 13, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Reporter Steve Blakely, who covered the 1980 Winter Olympics, says that as Washington vies to bid for the 2024 Games, it can learn from previous hosts. "...

Rugby Begins Olympic Qualifying

October 09, 2014

The 2014 Hong Kong Sevens Tournament (Getty Images) (ATR) The first ever rugby Olympic qualifier starts on Saturday.  Sixteen teams are vying for qualification points in t...

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