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Tensions Between Two Koreas Loom Over Asian Games -- Media Watch

September 19, 2014

North Korea's delegation for the 2014 Asian Games was cheered at the opening ceremony on Friday (Getty Images) New York Times columnist Christopher Clarey previews the 2014 A...

Hamburg 2024 Olympic Bid Increases PR Efforts

September 18, 2014

Hamburg during a recent New Year's celebration (Getty Images) (ATR) Michael Neumann, Hamburg's senator for sport, says the city’s Olympic bid could cost $65 million. Speak...

Sheikh Ahmad Believes Middle East Could Stage Olympics

September 18, 2014

(ATR) ANOC president Sheikh Ahmad says Doha and Dubai can overcome concerns about staging the Olympics in the Middle East for the first time. Doha, Qatar (Getty Images) Th...

Budapest Mayor Dashes Dreams of Hungarian Games

September 15, 2014

The Parliament Building in Budapest (Getty Images) (ATR) It appears highly unlikely Budapest will bid for the 2024 Olympics following the city’s mayor showing little support ...

German NOC Hoping to Avoid Munich Referendum Repeat

September 12, 2014

(ATR) The German Olympic Sports Confederation says public support is key to deciding between Berlin or Hamburg for an Olympic bid. “It will depend on the public mood whethe...

Hungary Weighs Bid for 2024 Olympics

September 11, 2014

Budapest could be among the field of bidders for the 2024 Summer Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings understands that Hungarian Olympic Committee leaders will hol...

Leaders of Sport, Politics Helming DC 2024 Olympic Bid

September 04, 2014

(ATR) Washington, D.C.’s bid for the 2024 Olympics will include leadership from the city and surrounding area. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has joined the 2024 bi...

Berlin and Hamburg Reveal Olympic Bid Plans

September 01, 2014

Berlin failed in its bid for the 2000 Games (Getty) (ATR) Berlin and Hamburg have filed documents with the German Olympic Sports Confederation outlining their bidding concept...

German NOC Faces Olympic Bid Dilemma

August 26, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) As Berlin prepare to unveil its 2024 Olympics concept, the DOSB, Germany's Olympic committe, tells Around the Rings there’s no certainty Germany will su...

Unconventional Olympic Training -- Media Watch

August 22, 2014

(Getty Images) Brazilian web portal UOL says wrestler and "Amazon beast" Waldeci Silva is hard at work preparing for the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2016 Summer Olympics...

Bach Says Success Possible for German Olympic Bid

August 21, 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach and his wife Claudia in Nanjing for the Youth Olympic Games (Getty Images) (ATR) IOC President Thomas Bach says a German bid for the 2024 or 2028 Ol...

Istanbul "Ready" for 2024 Olympic Bid

August 19, 2014

The Bosporous played a big role in Istanbul's 2020 bid (Getty Images) (ATR) The Turkish capital is considering a sixth Olympic bid. IOC executive Board member Ugur Erde...