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Beijing 2022 Unveils Promotional Video

November 03, 2014

An animated shot of Beijing from the recently-released video (Beijing 2022) (ATR) Beijing 2022 organizers took their bid global this past weekend. On Nov. 1, Beijing 2022...

San Francisco 2024 Celebrates Baseball Championship

October 30, 2014

Giants players celebrate their third championship in five years. (Getty Images) (ATR) Leaders of the San Francisco 2024 bid tell Around the Rings winning the World Series on ...

Work Cut Out for German Olympic Bid

October 30, 2014

Berlin's Olympic Stadium (Getty Images) (ATR) Germany’s Olympic committee will have to “work hard” to win approval for a 2024 Summer Olympic bid. The DOSB has announced pl...

Timeline for 2024 U.S. Olympic Bid Takes Shape

October 28, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) A clearer timeline has emerged in when the United States Olympic Committee will make a decision on a 2024 Olympic bid. Around the Rings has learned ...

Opposition Mounts for Boston Olympic Bid -- Media Watch

October 28, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Adam Vaccaro, writer for, features a group that could try to block the 2024 Summer Olympics from coming to Boston. If the U.S. Olympic Committ...

IOC President Talks Flexibility of Olympic Program, Bidding Process Changes

October 23, 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach speaking at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China (Getty Images) (ATR) Thomas Bach says changes are in the works for the Olympic sports pro...

IOC Keeps Ban on Member Visits to Bid Cities

October 23, 2014

(Getty) (ATR ) Around the Rings has learned that the IOC’s ruling body will not recommend lifting the 15-year-old ban on member visits to Olympic bid cities. ATR is told t...

Kazakh Government Announces 2022 Funding Plan

October 20, 2014

Almaty's Medeu Alpine Ice Arena (Getty Images) (ATR) The government of Kazakhstan will fund one-third of the 2022 Olympics. Reports in Kazakh media say that the sports mi...

Hashtag Hopes for French Olympic Bid

October 17, 2014

Bernard Lapasset (Getty Images) (ATR) Just days after doubts about a new bid from France for the Olympics, the French Olympic committee steps forward to keep the ambition ali...

Bach Talks 2022, 2024 Races; Germany Begins Civic Bid Involvement

October 17, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The German Olympic Committee is getting feedback on a 2024 bid from German civil society. On Thursday, some 70 representatives from a wide variety o...

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...

Hopes Remain for French Olympic Bid

October 15, 2014

Manuel Valls, prime minister of France (Getty Images) (ATR) In the wake of comments from the prime minister of France that the government wants to support efforts to secure a...