Today: Last Update:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tokyo 2020

New Olympic Sports for Tokyo: International Skateboarding Federation

August 03, 2016

(ATR) IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell tells Around the Rings he expects no issues with the current setup to run skateboarding at Tokyo 2020. Skateboarding was one of five...

New Olympic Sports for Tokyo: International Federation of Sport Climbing

August 03, 2016

(ATR) Sport climbing takes a place in the Tokyo Olympics. Speed and agility count in the sport that is one of the five new additions to the sports program in Tokyo. The I...

New Olympic Sports for Tokyo: World Karate Federation

August 03, 2016

(ATR) Antonio Espinos tells Around the Rings it will take time for him and his federation to digest the enormity of becoming an Olympic sport. World Karate president Antoni...

New Olympic Sports For Tokyo: World Baseball Softball Confederation

August 03, 2016

(ATR) World Baseball Softball Confederation president Riccardo Fraccari tells Around the Rings to expect the world's best baseballers in Tokyo. WBSC president Riccardo Fracca...

Lawsuit Alleges Skateboarding Fed Allows Drugs, Alcohol at Competitions

August 03, 2016

(ATR) The International Skateboarding Federation could be in hot water amid allegations that the WADA-approved governing body circumvented anti-doping procedures and openly al...

Federations Prepare for Tokyo Program Vote

August 02, 2016

(ATR) The fate of five Olympic sports will be in the hands of the IOC on Wednesday. (Tokyo 2020) Representatives from the baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport c...

Budapest 2024 Observer Delegates to Connect with Host Cities, Operations Teams at Rio

August 01, 2016

A full contingent of eight executives and eight observers are travelling from the candidate city of Budapest to take part in the Rio Observer Program. Just 4 days remain ...

New Governor for Tokyo, Uncertainty for Olympics

July 31, 2016

New Tokyo Governor Koike. (ATR) (ATR) Tokyo now has an elected leader to receive the Olympic flag during closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics. Yuriko Koike was elected Tok...

IOC Ready to Rule on Russians - On the Scene

July 30, 2016

(ATR) The IOC has established a panel to decide the fate of Russian athletes competing at the Games. IOC Executive Board meeting in Rio (Getty Images) The IOC last Sunday ...

No Nerves for Rio Olympic Chief as Opening Looms

July 30, 2016

(ATR) Carlos Nuzman says he’s not nervous about problems arising during the Olympics but admits “a few things” may need adjusting in the first days. Rio 2016 head Carlos Nuzm...

International Surfing Association Prepares for Game-Changing Moment in Rio

July 27, 2016

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has expressed its excitement and anticipation with just seven days to go until the IOC Membership makes the final decision on wheth...

WBSC Awards Broadcast Rights for Youth U-15 Baseball World Cup 2016

July 27, 2016

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced that the host broadcasting rights, as well as the exclusive television rights in Japan, for the WBSC U-15 Base...