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Olympic Newsdesk -- U.S. TV Rights; Rogge in Czech Republic; Rugby Sevens

February 15, 2011

U.S. TV Rights Deal on Horizon The IOC’s lead negotiator says he expects to award U.S. broadcast rights by July. Richard Carrion (left) is leading the negotiations for a n...

New NOC President for Gambia; Argentina Ousted from 2012 Olympic Soccer

February 14, 2011

New Gambia NOC President Momodou Dibba is the new president of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, elected Feb. 12 after his only opponent withdrew from the race. D...

West Ham Win Stadium Bidding War; U.S. Ambassador Eyes 2016

February 11, 2011

(ATR) West Ham United will take over Olympic Stadium after London 2012. The Olympic Park Legacy Company chose the east London football club Friday over Premier League rival...

Q&A with Ian Troop: Pan Am Stadium Decision; Games Funding

February 09, 2011

(ATR) Toronto 2015 will any day now announce a location for its main stadium, long the chief cause of concern for these Pan American Games. Toronto 2015 CEO Ian Troop is unde...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Judo Grand Slam Record; IOC, Indian Potential Problem; Rio Rugby

February 04, 2011

Coat and tie are now required dress for coaches and officials attending the draw Friday in Paris for the IJF Grand Slam. (ATR) Paris Judo Grand Slam Sets Record With nearl...

Olympic Newsdesk - 2016, 2014 Construction Chiefs; Asian Games Criticism

February 01, 2011

Merielles Tapped to Lead Rio Olympic Agency Henrique Meirelles will lead the agency charged with overseeing construction for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Henriqu...

Asian Winter Games Underway; Rio 2016 App; WADA promotion

January 31, 2011

Host Country Basks In Asian Winter Games Glory Kazakhstan sits comfortably atop the medal tally at the 7th Asian Winter Games. Kazakhstan finished 1-2 or 2-3 in several of...

Rio Report -- Two New Directors; Olympic Bonds

January 25, 2011

Rio Directors Rio 2016 has new directors for two key departments. On Tuesday, the organizing committee announced Carlos Villanova is the new communications director a...

Olympic Newsdesk -- AOC Supports Flood Relief; London Water Polo Venue

January 13, 2011

Flood Support from Australian NOC The Australian Olympic Committee is doing its part in relief of the month-long flooding that has killed at least 15 and displaced thousan...

Innsbruck 2012, IOC Congress Actions on Executive Board Agenda

January 11, 2011

(ATR) Preparations for the next three Olympics and first winter Youth Olympic Games, as well as actions on the recommendations from the 2009 Congress, top the agenda for the I...

Rogge on Brazil's Medal Needs; Early Praise for London Velodrome

January 10, 2011

Rogge: Brazil Needs Strong Showing In 2012 IOC president Jacques Rogge says a strong performance by Brazilian athletes at London 2012 would help stoke the host country’s sp...

Rio 2016 PhotoDesk -- New Olympic Logo, IOC President Visits

January 09, 2011

Up to two million people gathered along Copacabana Beach on New Year’s Eve for Rio 2016's logo launch. (ATR) (ATR) On New Year’s Eve Rio de Janeiro unveiled a new emblem for ...