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Cycling Chief: Decision on Tokyo 2020 Venue is Coming Soon

November 05, 2015

(ATR) Brian Cookson tells Around the Rings that cycling's world governing body and Tokyo 2020 are nearing a final decision on a proposal to move cycling events to a venue ou...

Olympic Surfing: "The Party Everyone Wants to Attend"

November 04, 2015

(Getty Images) Picture the scene: as the Olympic Flag flutters in the ocean breeze, dueling surfers unleash a series of mesmerising skills and manoeuvres on the shimmering w...

Jose Perurena: Future of World Games Could Include Olympic Channel

October 30, 2015

(ATR) International World Games Association president Jose Perurena tells Around the Rings that he is in talks with the OBS to include the World Games in the Olympic Channel. ...

San Diego Will Host First ANOC World Beach Games

October 30, 2015

(ATR) Representatives from over 200 National Olympic Committees will travel to the Californian city in 2017. Sheikh Ahmad called for support of the first ANOC World Beach G...

International Olympic Leaders Embrace New Era for the Games -- ATRadio

October 25, 2015

(ATR) Speaking with Around the Rings, key players in the Olympic Movement discuss the future of the Olympic Games. The 2015 worlds started on Oct. 23 in Glasgow. (Getty Ima...

USA Gymnastics Chief: Championships Will Preview Rio Experience -- ATRadio

October 23, 2015

(ATR) Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, tells Around the Rings that the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be a "coming out party" for the sport's next star....

Surfing "Would be a Mistake" for the Olympics -- Media Watch

October 22, 2015

(ATR)  Tetsuhiko Endo says that adding the sport to the 2020 Olympic Program would be bad for both surfing and the Olympics. Endo, editor of the online publication Surf, ...

Promoters Cannot Run a Sport, Ricci Bitti Warns Skateboarding

October 20, 2015

(ATR) Francesco Ricci Bitti, president of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, issued a pointed blow to the world’s skateboarding officials. A skat...

Tokyo 2020 Launches Competition for New Emblems

October 16, 2015

(ATR) The competition for new Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems has officially begun. Scrapped Tokyo 2020 logos (Getty Images) Designers, regardless of previ...

Tokyo 2020 Signs 19th Sponsor

October 16, 2015

IOC co-comm chair for Tokyo John Coates and organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori at a press conference this week (Tokyo 2020) (ATR) Games organizers on Friday added a ...

Roller Sports Hits Out at IOC Tokyo 2020 Chief

October 16, 2015

FIRS has written to Thomas Bach to seek clarification about its status regarding skateboarding (Getty) (ATR) Roller Sports federation chief Sabatino Aracu has blasted the IOC...

Olympic Movement Engaging Younger Athletes, Fans -- ATRadio

October 16, 2015

(ATR) One IOC member tells Around the Rings that the Olympic Movement is looking to attract a younger audience. Olympian Angela Ruggiero at the 2010 Winter Games (Getty Im...