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Qatar Quiet on Olympic Bid; Dubai Overhauls Events Strategy

April 01, 2014

The Doha headquarters of the Qatar Olympic Committee (Getty Images) Around the Rings understands that IOC president Thomas Bach did not formally discuss a possible 2024 Olymp...

Mexican Government Studying 2024 Bid; Vladimir Putin Praises Police in Sochi

March 21, 2014

The 1968 Olympics in Mexico City were the only Olympics staged in Mexico. (Getty Images) Mexico Studying 2024 Bid The Mexican government is studying a bid for the 2024 O...

Berlin Considers 2024; Blatter Speech Unlikely in Brazil

March 12, 2014

Berlin Weighing 2024 Bid The cauldron from the 1936 Games overlooks Berlin's Olympic Stadium. (Getty Images) The mayor of Berlin says his city is considering a run at host...

Norwegian Demands for 2022; Smog Won`t Impact Beijing

March 07, 2014

Norway Outlines Demands for Olympics The Stortinget, Norway’s parliament. (Getty Images) The two major parties have informed the Oslo 2022 bid committee of the governmen...

"Monumental Task" for Boston; Cost Estimates for Krakow 2022 - Bidding for the Games

February 26, 2014

Boston (Getty Images) “Monumental Task” for Boston The panel investigating a potential 2024 Olympic bid from Boston found big strengths—and big questions—about the city’s...

USOC Plans Visits to Possible 2024 Bidders

February 19, 2014

USOC executives meet Around the Rings (ATR) Click here to listen to ATR's conversation with USOC executives Larry Probst and Scott Blackmun. (ATR) Top USOC officials plan ...

ATR Podcast -- USOC on Sochi, 2024 Bidding

February 19, 2014

Larry Probst and Scott Blackmun of the USOC. (ATR) (ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee prepares to take the next step in its search for a city to run for the 2024 Summer Games. ...

South Africa to Bid for 2024; Rio Journalist Killed

February 11, 2014

Fikile Mbabula (L) (Getty Images) South Africa Announces 2024 Olympic Bid South African sports minister Fikile Mbabula signaled a “major shift in policy” for the country, ...

U.S. Bid May Wait Until 2026

February 06, 2014

The last U.S. city to play Olympic host was Salt Lake City in 2002. (Getty Images) (ATR) Some IOC members in Sochi are encouraging the U.S. Olympic Committee to bid for the 2...

IOC Role Debate; Elections for EB and Session Cities - On the Scene

February 05, 2014

IOC president Thomas Bach speaks on Wednesday. (Getty Images) The Olympic Agenda 2020 debate draws to a close as the IOC prepares to choose between three cities bidding to st...

Paris Consulting on 2024; Toronto Ditches Bid Plans

January 23, 2014

A Paris bid for the 2008 Summer Games fell short. (Getty Images) Around the Rings is told the French Olympic committee won’t decide on a Paris bid for the 2024 Games until co...

Mayor "Skeptical" of Toronto Bid; Sub-Saharan Broadcast Rights

January 15, 2014

Toronto Mayor “Skeptical” of 2024 Bid Toronto was a finalist for the 2008 Summer Olympics before falling to Beijing. (Getty Images) In a press conference regarding Toronto...