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FENCING: President Obama Names Olympic Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad to Council on Fitness

January 20, 2017

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad (Maplewood, N.J.) has been named by President Barack Obama as one of four Olympic medalists to join the President's Council on Fit...

Bidding Open for Olympic Collectible Auctions

January 19, 2017

(ATR) A rare badge for a figure skating judge at the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix and two 1936 Berlin gold medals highlight collectible news. Chamonix badge with ri...

Obama Farewell Salutes Power of Olympians

January 18, 2017

(ATR) The U.S. Olympic team proves any American can be President says Barack Obama. Obama at his final briefing (Getty Images) During his final press conference as U.S. Pr...

Golf Course Gets Operator, March Opening Still Stands

January 19, 2017

(ATR) The Brazilian Golf Confederation tells Around the Rings a new operation agreement means it is still on track for a full opening of the course in March. Golf play duri...

Chinese, Swiss Officials Strengthen Ties -- NOCs News

January 18, 2017

(ATR) The IOC is not the only Olympic body Chinese Premier Xi Jinping is meeting with on the sidelines of the Davos World Economic Forum. Xi has been busy during his visit ...

Three Contenders Vie to Replace Hickey as OCI President

January 17, 2017

(ATR) Three candidates are in the running to become the first new OCI president in 28 years. Acting OCI president Willie O'Brien, Bernard O'Byrne and Sarah Keane are running ...

Consortium Ordered to Reassume Control of Maracana

January 14, 2017

(ATR) A Rio de Janeiro judge granted an injunction requiring the consortium in charge of the Maracanã to resume operation of the iconic stadium. The Maracanã seen from afar...

Tokyo 2020 Picks Mascot Selection Team

January 13, 2017

(ATR) A group of 14 artists, athletes and executives are tasked with developing the selection process for the Tokyo 2020 mascot. A 21-member emblem selection committee chos...

Hickey Set to Miss Irish NOC Elections

January 13, 2017

(ATR) The Olympic Council of Ireland has delayed the announcement on candidates to replace Pat Hickey as president. Olympic Council of Ireland expected to announce presidenti...

Rio City Hall Begins Looking for Post-Olympic Answers

January 12, 2017

(ATR) Faced with managing two large Olympic complexes amid a financial crisis, Rio de Janeiro is searching for answers to prevent potential white elephants. Children using ...

Rio Olympic Venues Struggle for Post-Games Use

January 11, 2017

(ATR) The Rio de Janeiro State financial crisis continues to affect venues from the 2016 Olympics. Deodoro has struggled after Rio 2016 (ATR) Deodoro On Jan. 10 the AP re...

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