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Sochi Readies for Year-to-Go; WADA Blasts UCI

January 29, 2013

Sochi Unveils Year-to-Go Plans Countdown clocks for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be unveiled Feb. 7 in eight major Russian cities – as well as host city Sochi. Omega's c...

IOC Sets Terms for India; Poland, Slovakia Mull Bid; Pentathlon Stadium for Rio?

January 15, 2013

IOC Sets Terms for India The IOC has set the terms for the Indian Olympic Association to have its suspension lifted. India at the London 2012 opening ceremony. (Getty Im...

Inching Towards U.S. Olympic Bid

December 20, 2012

(ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee is ready to start meeting with cities interested in bidding for the Olympics. USOC chair Larry Probst says a call will go out in the firs...

U.S. Studies New Olympic Bid; Amsterdam Nixed; Tokyo Wins Feds Backing

December 19, 2012

U.S. Studies New Bid A group of about a dozen U.S. Olympic Committee board members and staff hold the latest in a series of meetings to study the possibility of a new bid f...

Austria "Happy to Bid" for Summer Olympics; Tokyo Bid Enjoys More Suport

December 13, 2012

Austria “Happy to Bid” for Summer Olympics The secretary general of the Austrian Olympic Committee tells Around the Rings “Austria is a good host” for a Summer Olympics. ...

European Games Expected to Win Approval

December 07, 2012

(ATR) Baku, Azerbaijan will be the host of the first-ever European Games if delegates approve at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Rome. Azeri Minister of Y...

Tokyo Unveils Stadium Design; Turkey Touts UN Summit; Qatar to Keep Bidding

November 15, 2012

Tokyo Unveils Stadium Design Plans are taking shape for Tokyo’s new Kasumigaoka National Stadium. An architect's rendering of the new National Stadium. (Tokyo 2020) Zah...

Istanbul Banner Flies Above Bosphorus; Japan Economy Shrinks; Rome 2024?

November 12, 2012

Rome Must Be Ready for 2024, Says Mayor Mayor Gianni Alemanno says Rome should forget the past and return to the business of bidding. Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno alongside ...

Reedie on U.S. Bid; Rio 2016 Stresses "Plan B"; FIFA Passes "Point of No Return"

November 08, 2012

(ATR) A full six cities will stage the 2013 Confederations Cup, confirm FIFA and Brazil 2014. LOC board member Ronaldo and FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil flank Walter...

Top Story Replay - Obama or Romney Better for New U.S. Olympic Bid?

November 03, 2012

This story was originally published Oct. 30. (ATR) As the U.S. prepares for a possible new Olympic bid, will it make a difference whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins the...

Bidding - Bach Talks 2020, German Olympic Ambitions; Madrid Confident in Campaign

November 01, 2012

(ATR) IOC vice president Thomas Bach tells Around the Rings each of the 2020 Olympic bids has challenges and insists there is no frontrunner at this stage of the contest. IOC...

Obama or Romney Better for New U.S. Olympic Bid?

October 30, 2012

(ATR) As the U.S. prepares for a possible new Olympic bid, will it make a difference whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins the election for U.S. president next week? Barac...