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"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...

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...