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Sunrise Dance Party for LA 2024

February 02, 2017

(ATR) The Los Angeles Coliseum pulsed with the beat of a dance party at sunrise to help launch the final phase of the campaign for the 2024 Olympics. About 500 highly energet...

Neighbors Become Rivals for 2023 Pan American Games

February 01, 2017

(ATR) Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile will go head-to-head to win the rights to host the 2023 Pan American Games. Argentina and Chile will be more than rivals o...

Nike Speaks Out Against Trump Executive Order

February 01, 2017

(ATR) Major international sport supplier Nike issued one of the hardest rebukes of the controversial travel ban in the United States. Mark Parker (Getty Images) Nike chief...

Italy Confirms Bid for 2019 IOC Session

February 01, 2017

(ATR) Italy will propose Milan as the host city for the 2019 IOC Session. The Duomo in Milan, Italy (ATR) An Italian National Committee spokesperson confirmed the intentio...

UPDATED: IOC, Federations Calmed By Government, USOC Action

January 31, 2017

(ATR) A spokesperson from the IOC tells Around the Rings it "welcomes" joint action from the United States Olympic Committee and the State Department to allow athletes to trav...

World Olympians Association [WOA] calls for urgent resolution to ensure the right of athletes to compete is protected

January 31, 2017

For Immediate Release Monaco, 31 January 2017 Joël Bouzou, President of the World Olympians Association [WOA] today made the following statement in relation to President...

Paris 2024 Ready to Deliver the Most Sustainable Games Ever, the First in Line with the Paris Climate Agreement

January 31, 2017

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee announces a bold strategy for the most sustainable Games ever – a unique celebration of passion and purpose to be sha...

TOP Sponsors Speak to Uncertainty With Trump Immigration Ban

January 31, 2017

(ATR) IOC TOP sponsors Coca-Cola, GE, and Proctor & Gamble say the companies will protect employees affected by a United States immigration and travel ban. (ATR) Each com...

USOC Says Sport Safe from Trump Immigration Ban

January 31, 2017

(ATR) The United States government says it will work with the United States Olympic Committee to allow athletes from the seven banned countries in President Donald Trump’s exe...

City of Paris signs major agreement to support refugees through sport with Taekwondo federations as Paris 2024 declares the City ready for "sharing"

January 31, 2017

Paris, France – 31 January 2017 International refugees in Paris can practice sport as a means for social inclusion. Agreement is aligned with Paris 2024 vision of sharing a...

Op Ed: American Arrogance? An Olympic Bid While Trump Tells the Rest of the World to Get Lost

January 30, 2017

It turns out, thankfully, that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not tailor his conscience to suit the fascism of the times. Philip Hersh (ATR) (Did I just write fascis...

France hosts (and wins) record-breaking 2017 Handball World Championships

January 30, 2017

Paris, France – 30 January 2017 Full stadia as ticket sales top expectations; more than half a million fans shared another passionate celebration of sport in France The ...

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