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VP of FILA: Wrestling "Faced Its Demons" -- ATR Podcast

September 11, 2014

Action from the 2013 Wrestling World Championships (Getty Images) (ATR) With a successful world championships underway in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, wrestling’s world governing bo...

Yoshiro Mori -- Tokyo Winning 2020 Olympics "Unforgettable"

September 06, 2014

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori (Getty Images) (ATR) One year ago today, Tokyo was elected the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The IOC selected Tokyo...

Op Ed -- Lost Philosophy of the Japanese Olympic Committee

September 03, 2014

On August 7, 2014, the celebration of the 25th anniversary of independence of the Japanese Olympic Committee was held in Tokyo. On that occasion, Shun-ichiro Okano, former JOC...

Youth Olympic Games Legacy -- Media Watch

August 28, 2014

The YOG flame burns during the closing ceremony at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center (Getty Images) IOC president Thomas Bach discusses the Youth Olympic Games, their potenti...

Work Continues on Finding Tokyo 2020 Basketball Venue

September 02, 2014

FIBA secretary general and IOC member Patrick Baumann (ATR) (ATR) Patrick Baumann, secretary general of the International Basketball Federation FIBA, says the proposed altern...

On the Record -- Brian Cookson, Cycling Federation President

August 27, 2014

Brian Cookson (ATR) (ATR) The head of UCI, the governing body for cycling, talks initial plans for the 2020 Olympics, the sport’s Olympic future and more. Cookson assumed...

Tokyo Prepares for Paralympic First

August 26, 2014

(Tokyo 2020) (ATR) Tokyo 2020 marked the six-year countdown to the Paralympics by releasing a series of images showing how Japanese Paralympians embody the movement's values ...

Olympic Aspirations -- Media Watch

August 26, 2014

Michael Phelps swimmingin the Pan Pacific Championships (Getty Images) The most decorated Olympian of all time could take home a few more medals. "Michael Phelps showed he co...

Japanese Olympic Official Denies Sexual Harassment Claim

August 25, 2014

Japanese skating federation president Seiko Hashimoto (Getty Images) (ATR) The International Skating Union is taking no action against the Japanese federation president over ...

New Rail Lines Will Link Haneda Airport to Tokyo Olympic Venues

August 21, 2014

When complete, the rail lines will cut travel time between Tokyo Station and Haneda Airport in half. (Getty Images) (ATR) New rail lines in Tokyo will connect athletes, fans,...

Ministry Rejects Renovation Plan for Tokyo Olympic Stadium

August 21, 2014

National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo (Getty Images) (ATR) Sport officials reject a proposal to renovate, not raze, Tokyo National Stadium.  On Wednesday, Japanese newspaper T...

Tokyo Governor Considering Olympic Smoking Ban

August 18, 2014

Smokers in Tokyo (Getty Images) (ATR) Restaurants in Tokyo could be smoke-free for the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Yoichi Masuzoe spoke on Japanese televisi...