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Checking In on Tokyo 2020 -- ATR Podcast

November 11, 2014

Tokyo's National Olympic Stadium (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings editor Ed Hula is in Tokyo this week as the city continues its preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympic...

IPC and Tokyo 2020 to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1964 Paralympics

November 07, 2014

Starting on Saturday (8 November), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will launch five days of activity to celebrate the 50th ann...

Bidding for 2024 Summer Olympics -- Media Watch

November 06, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius says, "The idea that San Francisco might try to host the Summer Olympics in 2024 has been in the wind for s...

Japanese Government Agrees to Introduce Olympic Legislation

October 28, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Tokyo 2020 says every effort of the national government continues to support the 2020 Olympics.  On Tuesday, the Japanese government agreed to introd...

IPC Extends Worldwide Partner -- Sponsor Spotlight

October 25, 2014

Samsung is a part of the Olympic and Paralympic movement (Getty Images) (ATR) The International Paralympic Committee is not changing its communications and computing equipmen...

Tokyo 2020 Chief: Olympics Not Locked Into Bid Plans

October 24, 2014

Yoshiro Mori (Getty Images) (ATR) Reducing Games cost is “the most important agenda” says Tokyo 2020 leader. On Friday, Yoshiro Mori spoke at the Yomiuri International E...

"Challenges and Opportunities for National Olympic Committees" -- All-Star Lineup for Newsmaker Breakfast Bangkok

October 23, 2014

(ATLANTA) -- War and civil strife, health crises, economics, natural disasters, and government interference -- all in a day’s work for the world’s 200+ national Olympic Commit...

IOC President Talks Flexibility of Olympic Program, Bidding Process Changes

October 23, 2014

IOC President Thomas Bach speaking at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China (Getty Images) (ATR) Thomas Bach says changes are in the works for the Olympic sports pro...

Tokyo Worries About National Stadium Delay

October 22, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The head of Tokyo 2020 is uneasy with the lack of progress in dismantling the city’s former Olympic stadium. On Wednesday, Yoshiro Mori told Rugby ...

World Games Officials Impressed With Birmingham

October 17, 2014

Volunteers hold the flags of countries participating in the 2013 World Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Max Bishop, head of the evaluation commission for the 2021 World Games, tell...

U.S. Sports Chiefs Back Birmingham World Games Bid

October 17, 2014

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ATR) (ATR) Existing facilities and distinct hospitality build Birmingham, Alabama a strong bid for the 2021 World Games. An evaluation com...

Birmingham Prepared for World Games Visit

October 16, 2014

Action from the 2013 World Games held in Cali, Colombia (Getty Images) (ATR) Officials from Birmingham, Alabama tell Around the Rings the city is ready today to host the 2021...