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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...

Deadlines a Challenge for Rio; Toronto Bid Study

January 14, 2014

Rio Chief: Olympic Deadlines Daunting The head of Brazil’s Olympic Public Authority compares meeting Rio 2016 deadlines to “changing a tire on a car that’s moving.” Cons...

Growing Support for Paris 2024 Bid

December 17, 2013

(ATR) A new public opinion poll finds strong French support for a 2024 Olympic bid. Support for a Paris 2024 bid is growing, according to online surveys conducted by Sportlab...

ATR Podcast -- Second Annual Sports City Index

December 10, 2013

(ATR) TSE Consulting managing director Lars Haue Pedersen joins Around the Rings from Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the results of the second annual Sports City Index. TSE...

Bach on 2022 Bid Process; UAE Skips 2024; San Diego Resolution

December 04, 2013

Thomas Bach. (Getty Images) Bach on 2022 Cities IOC president Thomas Bach says he’s told the six cities applying to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games to look beyond th...

USOC Searches for 2024 Olympic Bid City

December 03, 2013

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun and chair Larry Probst in a file photo. (ATR) (ATR) U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Larry Probst says the U.S. wants to bid for the 2024 Summer Games ...

Bach in Paris: Encouragement for French Bid, Fencing Centennial, Gay Rights

December 02, 2013

The Eiffel Tower (Getty) (ATR) IOC president Thomas Bach encourages French President Francois Hollande to consider an Olympic bid from Paris. Hollande brought up the possi...

Media Watch -- Road to Sochi; Boston's "Olympic Dream"

November 26, 2013

United States ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson is hoping to make history at the Sochi Olympics, along with her teammates. (Getty Images) Athletes on the Road to Sochi United S...

IOC Brainstorm; 2017 Session; OCA Meeting Doubts; Merlo Meets Bach

November 25, 2013

IOC Executive Board Plans December Brainstorm After the briefest of a meeting December 10, the 15 member IOC Executive Board will depart IOC headquarters in Lausanne and ...

France May Adopt Munich Approach to Olympic Bid

November 21, 2013

French IOC member Guy Drut (Getty Images) (ATR) French IOC member Guy Drut says the referendum that rejected a Munich 2022 Olympic bid may “inspire” a similar regional vote i...

Qatar Determined to Keep Bidding

November 19, 2013

QOC at Aspire4Sport in Doha (ATR) (ATR) The Qatar Olympic Committee will not rest until they have won the right to host the Olympics, according to their head of technical aff...

Media Watch -- Munich Bid Rejection

November 19, 2013

German Olympic Committee secretary general Michael Vesper holds a "concept study" for Munich's 2022 Olympic bid. (Getty Images) Munich Referendum  “Munich’s referendum on ...