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24 Sports in Contention for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Program

September 30, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) One sport will miss out on a chance to be part of the 2020 Paralympic program.  The International Paralympic Committee Governing Board will meet in Be...

IPC Governing Board to discuss Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme

September 30, 2014

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board will meet in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October) to discuss which sports should be included in the Tokyo 2020 ...

IOC President: WOA Could Have "Important Role" In Olympic Movement

September 26, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) IOC president Thomas Bach is inviting the World Olympians Association (WOA) to make additional submissions to the Olympic Agenda 2020 debate. Bach met...

IOC Changes to 2022 Host City Contract

September 23, 2014

Activists protest Russia's anti-gay laws ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics (Getty Images) (ATR) The IOC Host City Contract is the first under new IOC Olympic Games Executive D...

Two Basketball Venues for Rio; New Venue Needed for Tokyo

September 23, 2014

Women's basketball at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Venue changes for the next two Olympic basketball tournaments are in store, Around the Rings has lear...

IOC President at Incheon Asian Games-On the Scene

September 19, 2014

Thomas Bach at the OCA General Assembly in Incheon, South Korea (Getty Images) (ATR) IOC President Thomas Bach says the cooperation between the IOC and the Olympic Council of...

Tokyo 2020 President Plans Asian Games Tour

September 17, 2014

The Incheon Football Stadium (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings has learned of Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori’s schedule during the 2014 Asian Games. A spokesman for...

Mixed Responses to Verdict in Pistorius Trial -- Media Watch

September 15, 2014

Oscar Pistorius outside of the Pretoria High Court on Sept. 12 (Getty Images) Last Friday, Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in the 2013 shooting death of...

Tokyo 2020 Establishes Athletes and Media Commissions To Further Reinforce Its Plans for the Games

September 12, 2014

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is pleased to announce the establishment of the Tokyo 2020 Athletes’ Commission and Media Commission. The fo...

Tokyo 2020 Media Commission Could Prevent Journalistic Independence

September 12, 2014

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 announced the establishment of its media commission on Friday.   Hisashi Hieda, chairman and CEO of Fuji Media group, one of Japan’s largest media conglome...

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...