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Squash Pushing Hard for Tokyo 2020

December 04, 2014

Squash at the 2014 Asian Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Squash chief N. Ramachandran tells Around the Rings he is “optimistic” his sport can get on the program of the 2020 Games....

Summer Olympic Feds Raise Questions on Sports Program Reforms

December 02, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The director of the umbrella body for Summer Olympic federations says the IOC’s Agenda 2020 proposals will make it easier for sports to join the Games bu...

Tokyo 2020 Comms Chiefs Embarks on U.S. Pilgrimage

December 02, 2014

Rose Hills Memorial Park (Masa Takaya) (ATR) The head of communications for the 2020 Olympics recently visited the United States to pay respects to a Japanese Olympic pioneer...

Boston 2024 Bid Process Lacks Transparency, Critics Say -- Media Watch

December 01, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) The Boston Herald's editorial board discusses a major milestone in Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Wash...

Nike to Outfit Team USA Through 2020 -- Sponsor Spotlight

November 29, 2014

Nike and Team USA are a familiar duo. (Getty Images) (ATR) United States athletes will wear Nike through the 2020 Olympics. The sportswear company extended its deal to pro...

Sapporo Plans Bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

November 28, 2014

Sapporo hosted the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in 2009 (Getty Images) (ATR) Sapporo has announced a plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics Games. According to a Reuters re...

Karate "Ready to Adapt" Despite Olympic Agenda Concerns

November 26, 2014

WKF president Antonio Espinos (ATR) (ATR) Antonio Espinos tells Around the Rings the IOC’s plan to move from a sport- to an event-based system will hamper karate’s bid to jo...

Tokyo 2020 Chiefs Backs Olympic Return of Baseball, Softball

November 25, 2014

A team of Major League Baseball players faced Japanese players in a recent exhibition series. (Getty Images) (ATR) The head of the 2020 Olympics says the inclusion of basebal...

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Japan boosting efforts for inclusion of Baseball and Softball

November 25, 2014

As support for baseball and softball to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continues to mount across Japan, with a growing chorus from all parts of the globe, the pol...

Peace and Sport President On The Road Ahead -- ATR Podcast

November 27, 2014

Joel Bouzou (Getty Images) (ATR) Founded in 2007, Peace and Sport strives for "sustainable peace" through sport in today’s modern world. Peace and Sport makes it a priori...

Committee Presents On Potential Paris 2024 Olympic Bid -- Monday Memo

November 24, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) A committee studying a  potential Paris bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics presents its findings on Nov 25. Bernard Lapasset, chairman of the Internatio...

Tokyo Government Cuts $1.7 Billion from 2020 Construction Bill

November 20, 2014

The Tokyo 2020 candidate city logo on display at government headquarters (Getty Images) (ATR) The Tokyo metropolitan government has canceled plans to build new Olympic badmin...