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Rising Star - ATR Rio Bureau Chief Aaron Bauer

April 22, 2017

(ATR) Aaron Bauer is recognized as a “rising star”by the Atlanta Press Club for his work in Rio de Janeiro as bureau chief for Around the Rings. Bauer is one of three journ...

Fiji Honors Rugby Sevens With Banknote -- NOCs News

April 21, 2017

(ATR) Two million $7 banknotes were dispersed by the Fijian government as a tribute to the Fiji rugby 7s gold-medal win at the Rio Games.  (Twitter: Fiji Rugby 7s coach Ben R...

Shooting Federation Rift Triggers Laser Weaponry Debate

April 21, 2017

(ATR) An internal dispute among International Sport Shooting Federation officials has ignited a debate over the potential implementation of laser guns in the sport. ISSF secr...

Legacy of Rio's Olympic Port Project Questioned

April 21, 2017

(ATR) Rio de Janiero's ambitious port project is moving forward under mayor Marcelo Crivella's administration, but questions remain about who will benefit from its long-term g...

Australia Prime Minister, Media Rise Against John Coates

April 20, 2017

(ATR) The prime minister of Australia is said to back the challenger to John Coates for the presidency of the Australian Olympic Committee. Danni Roche is challenging John Co...

Balich Brings Olympic Experience to Ashgabat 2017 Ceremonies

April 20, 2017

(ATR) The man who delivered the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies, Marco Balich, will turn his attention towards opening the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games ...

Canoe Sprint Season Opener Promises Big Thrills in Portugal

April 18, 2017

The first canoe sprint World Cup since the Rio Olympics is set to sizzle with Olympic gold medallists, World Champions and stars of the future at the magnificent Montemor-o-Ve...

Strong Line-up of Qatari Olympians and Rising Stars to Compete at Doha Diamond League

April 18, 2017

17 April 2017 – Doha, Qatar: Qatar’s Olympians and rising stars are set to compete amongst some of the best athletes in the world in the first meeting of the 2017 IAAF Diamond...

Foundation for Global Sports Development Tackles Doping -- Photodesk

April 17, 2017

(ATR) The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) symposium on 'Doping in Sport' held Apr. 13 was led by International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven. P...

Rio Olympians, Paralympians Place in Boston Marathon

April 17, 2017

(ATR) Kenya and Switzerland were the big winners at the 121st Boston Marathon. Men's winner Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya crosses finish line (Twitter/@BostonMarathon) Geoffrey ...

Exclusive: Nuzman Says Pan Am Games Not at Proper Level

April 14, 2017

(ATR) Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman believes the focus on the Pan American Sports Organization presidential race must be restoring the glory for the Pan ...