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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 ...

USOC Team Inspects Potential 2024 Olympic Bids

November 16, 2013

(ATR) A team of experts from the U.S. Olympic Committee completes its first inspection of a group of cities that may lead to a 2024 summer Olympic bid. Sources familiar w...

Bidding For the Games -- Rome 2024; Taekwondo Grand Prix; 2022 Deadline

November 13, 2013

Premier Backs Rome 2024 Enrico Letta (Getty Images) Italian Premier Enrico Letta restated his support for a Rome 2024 bid, while promoting a new country-wide stadium law. ...

Bidding for the Games -- Hamburg Drops 2024 Campaign; Ukrainian Dissent

November 12, 2013

Hamburg Drops 2024 Olympics Ambition Hamburg, Germany (Getty Images) Germany’s hopes of hosting the summer or winter Games appears a long way off after Hamburg followed Mu...

Around the Rings Podcast -- Sports City Index

November 13, 2013

TSE Consulting managing director Lars Haue-Pedersen. (TSE) TSE Consulting managing director Lars Haue Pedersen joins Around the Rings from Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss th...

Mizuno Not Seeking 2020 Role; Boston Mayor "Excited" By Bid

November 04, 2013

Mizuno Not Seeking Major Tokyo 2020 Role Masato Mizuno will not have a major role on the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee. Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno tells Around the Ri...

Boston Will Study 2024 Bid, Secures Romney Support

November 01, 2013

Boston is one of the U.S.’ most passionate sports cities. (Getty Images) (ATR) Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick approved a bill that creates a study committee for a Bost...