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Tokyo 2020

Modern Pentathlon Making Progress

August 21, 2016

(ATR) It’s one of the oldest Olympic sports, and while history and tradition is important to modern pentathlon, administrators are focusing on making changes to ensure a long ...

Tokyo Governor Eyes Olympic Task

August 20, 2016

(ATR) Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says she is ready to receive the Olympic flag from Brazilian Mayor Eduardo Paes at the Rio 2016 closing ceremony on Sunday night. Tokyo Gove...

Rio, Tokyo Leadership Pledge Increased Collaboration

August 19, 2016

(ATR) Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike says she held “fruitful” discussions with Rio mayor Eduardo Paes in preparation to receive the Olympic flag. Paes and Koike pose for the ...

World Rugby Chief Eyes Tokyo 2020 Success

August 19, 2016

Bill Beaumont (ATR) (ATR) Bill Beaumont believes rugby sevens Olympic return in Rio bodes well for the Tokyo Olympics. Australia's women and Fiji’s men won rugby's first g...

Denmark to host 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship

August 16, 2016

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today announced that the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship will be held in Denmark in September ...

Bridgestone Sponsors Olympic Channel

August 16, 2016

(Olympic Channel) (ATR) The world’s largest tire and rubber company is the first founding partner of the IOC’s new digital platform launching on Sunday. The IOC’s four-yea...

Golf Federation President: 'Tournament Wonderful on Many Levels'

August 15, 2016

(ATR) International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson believes the sport’s status within the Olympic movement is safe after a thrilling men’s tournament that captivated p...

Triumphant Return of Olympic Golf

August 14, 2016

(ATR) Justin Rose dropped a short birdie putt on the 18th hole becoming the first Olympic golf champion in 112 years as the sport validates itself belonging in the Games. Ju...

Bridgestone Tees It Up for Fans at Olympic Course

August 13, 2016

(ATR) Brazilians and Olympic fans alike can learn to swing a club, play miniature golf or take a shot at nearest to the pin at the Bridgestone interactive Fan Zone. Brazilian...

Japan House for Rio de Janeiro: Olympic Sized

August 13, 2016

(ATR) It’s hard to miss Japan House in Rio de Janeiro. The hospitality center for the Rio Olympics is in the Cidade das Artes, a striking architectural sight in the middle of...

Cycling Boss: Pressure on IOC, Rio 2016 Paid Off

August 12, 2016

(ATR) Brian Cookson tells Around the Rings he is “very relieved” track cycling is underway with no glitches after the troubles that plagued the Olympic velodrome project. Tra...

Volleyball Federation Not Happy with Empty Seats

August 12, 2016

(ATR) The secretary general of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has told Around the Rings that the federation is “disappointed” at a lack of communication from R...