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IOC Not Commenting on Possible $344MM Bridgestone Deal

June 02, 2014

Bridgestone has a history of supporting F1 racing and golf. (Getty Images) (ATR) The IOC says it is not willing to comment on any deals involving Bridgestone becoming a TOP S...

Design Unveiled for Downsized Tokyo 2020 Stadium

May 30, 2014

The cauldron from the 1964 Olympics sits atop the current stadium. (ATR) The Japan Sport Council released an updated design proposal for a downsized National Stadium on Wedne...

Op Ed -- Tokyo Olympics Overlook Women Once More

May 28, 2014

Women are underrepresented among Tokyo 2020 leadership. (Getty Images) (ATR) If there’s help needed at the Tokyo Olympics, aging men apparently only need apply. The Yomiur...

Advisory Board Almost Finalized; Stadium Plan Approved

May 28, 2014

Sadaharu Oh has the record for most home runs in professional baseball with 868. (Getty Images) Japan’s The Yomiuri Shimbun reports that the 130-member panel will feature som...

Children and Olympic Champion Invite the World to the New National Stadium in 2020

May 28, 2014

Tokyo, 25 May 2014 – Olympic champion Koji Murofushi and hundreds of children teamed up today to form a huge ‘TOKYO 2020’ on the playing field of the National Stadium during a...

Children and Olympic Champion Invite the World to the New National Stadium in 2020

May 27, 2014

Tokyo, 25 May 2014 – Olympic champion Koji Murofushi and hundreds of children teamed up today to form a huge ‘TOKYO 2020’ on the playing field of the National Stadium during a...

Olympic Scams Grow in Tokyo; National Stadium Closes

May 27, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Japanese government officials are warning of an increase in fraudulent activities attempting to capitalize on the Tokyo Olympics. A report in the Jij...

Children and Olympian to send an inspirational message to the world from the National Stadium

May 19, 2014

The month of May brings the curtain down on 56 years of history at the National Stadium, the sanctum of Japanese sport. A ceremony will be organised on Sunday 25 May to send...

ITU President sets out vision after successful World Triathlon Series event in Yokohama, Japan

May 19, 2014

Yokohama, Japan, 17 May 2014: Marisol Casado, President of the International Triathlon Union [ITU] and IOC Member, has today set out her vision for the organisation, highli...

New Federation Dawns in Tunisia

May 10, 2014

(ATR) With dreams of a return to the Olympics, baseball and softball join forces at a first-ever congress of the two sports. Meeting in the resort town of Hammamet, Tunis...

Fraccari Now Unopposed for Baseball/Softball Election - EXCLUSIVE

May 09, 2014

Porter and Fraccari (ATR) Ex-softball federation president Don Porter drops his bid to become leader of the new World Baseball Softball Confederation. In an interview with...

NPCs Gather in Rio; Tokyo Pushes Hydrogen Transport for 2020

May 06, 2014

2012 London Paralympic Opening Ceremony (Getty Images) Rio 2016 international media manager Philip Wilkinson tells Around the Rings that the city is hosting the first ever Na...