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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...

USOC Chief: 2024 Olympic Bids Need Political Will

August 12, 2014

IOC member and USOC chair Larry Probst (ATR) (ATR) IOC member and USOC chair Larry Probst is impressed by political support for bids from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco a...

Dubai Announces Olympic Bid Timeline

August 07, 2014

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. (Getty Images) (ATR) Dubai wants to bid for the Olympics by 2022. Ali Omar, director of the Dubai Sports ...

"Top-notch" Rugby Sevens Tournament in Glasgow -- Media Watch

July 29, 2014

During competition at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, South Africa defeated New Zealand in the rugby sevens final. (Getty Images) The Associated Press says the road to Rio ...

2024 Olympic Bidding; Glasgow 2014 Doping Scandal -- Media Watch

July 25, 2014

A San Francisco media outlet says the city will have to clean up its "sex-positive image" if awarded the 2024 Games. (Getty Images) San Francisco's Pete Kane discusses whethe...

2024 Bid Cities Send Delegations to USOC

July 24, 2014

Bid effort leaders will visit the USOC in Colorado Springs Thursday and Friday. (Getty Images) (ATR) Political and business leaders from the four United States cities vying t...

Nike to Brazil: "Tomorrow Starts Now" -- Media Watch

July 22, 2014

Brazilian sprinter Ana Claudia Lemos is featured in Nike's new "Tomorrow Starts Now" ad. (Getty Images) (ATR) Nike is encouraging Brazil to forget about that "7-1 thrashing b...

IOC Sochi Architect Endorses 2022 Olympic Field

July 15, 2014

Former IOC member Jean-Claude Killy talks with Russia President Vladimir Putin in March. (Getty Images) (ATR) Jean-Claude Killy tells Around the Rings he thinks the IOC has t...

Olympic Bidding; "Convention-Defying" World Cup -- Media Watch

July 08, 2014

Almaty, Kazakhstan has made the final stage of the race for the 2022 Winter Games. (Getty Images) (ATR) The Washington Post's Matt Bonesteel takes a closer look at the three ...

Berlin Government Supports Summer Olympic Bid

June 26, 2014

Max-Schmeling-Halle is one of Berlin's potential Olympic venues. (Getty Images) (ATR) Government officials in Berlin on Tuesday initiated the process of bidding to host the 2...

Canoe Fed Confident in Rio Venue Despite Athlete Doubts

June 24, 2014

Jean-Michel Prono of the ICF (ATR) (ATR) International Canoe Federation canoe slalom chairman Jean-Michel Prono says that construction of the Rio 2016 whitewater venue will f...

San Francisco 2024 Looks to Unite Bay Area Community

June 25, 2014

(ATR) Leaders exploring San Francisco 2024 bid believe that hosting the Olympics would unite and bring positive developments to the whole San Francisco Bay Area. San Franci...