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Rio de Janeiro 2016

Norwegian Olympic Museum Opens to Fanfare

February 11, 2016

(ATR) Norway has a new shrine to Olympic heroes past, present and future. Ski jumping display (ATR) Queen Sonja declared open the new Norwegian Olympic Museum in Lillehamm...

USOC Attempts to Alleviate Zika Concerns

February 11, 2016

(ATR) United States Olympic Committee chief executive Scott Blackmun sent a letter to prospective Olympians in an effort to educate them about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. US...

Carnaval Atmosphere Shows Brazilian Hospitality Amid Crises -- OpEd

February 10, 2016

(ATR) Nothing could stop a record number of people from traveling down to Rio to view the annual Carnaval parade. The attendance record was shattered during the 2016 parade...

WOA Backing IOC Refugee Campaign

February 10, 2016

(ATR) The World Olympians Association president is calling for Olympians everywhere to step up and make a difference in the ongoing migrant crisis. Syrian refugees at the ...

Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Turin 2006 Opening Ceremony -- ATRadio

February 10, 2016

(ATR) It was 10 years ago today that the world came to Turin for the start of the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the most memorable elements from the opening ceremony still hold a ...

ANOC Keeping Eye on Zika Virus Impact on Rio 2016

February 09, 2016

(ATR) Amid mounting concerns about the Zika virus, the Association of National Olympic Committees tells Around the Rings it is monitoring developments in Brazil "very closely"...

Rio Carnaval Parade -- Photodesk

February 08, 2016

(ATR) The first major showcase for the 2016 Olympic city was at Carnaval. One of the many intricate floats (ATR) Over 100,000 people pack each night into the Sambodrome in...

Fiji Olympic Medal Hopes Rest on Sevens

February 08, 2016

(ATR) The small Pacific island of Fiji is looking to join the ranks of first time Olympic medal winning countries in 2016. Fiji in action during the World Sevens Series (Ge...

IOC Waves Goodbye to Old Headquarters -- Monday Memo

February 08, 2016

(ATR) The International Olympic Committee is undergoing a change of scenery as demolition begins on the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. Model of the ne...

Exclusive - Delays Threaten Rio 2016 Velodrome Test Event

February 08, 2016

Velodrome pictured Feb. 3 (Getty) (ATR) Around the Rings understands that the UCI’s Olympic test event next month will be postponed because of construction delays. The 5,0...

Carnival Opens in Rio

February 05, 2016

(ATR) Carnival celebrations have officially begun in Rio de Janeiro. Mayor Paes opens Carnival (Getty) Mayor Eduardo Paes opened the celebrations at a ceremony at City Hal...

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