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British Olympic Chief Talks Up Baku, Rio Games -- On the Scene

February 12, 2015

Bill Sweeney (ATR) (ATR) Bill Sweeney underlines the importance of Baku 2015 for Team GB and reveals some of the BOA’s plans for Rio 2016. Interviewed at the BOA’s headqua...

Tokyo Olympic Legacy Should Respect the Departed -- Op Ed

February 10, 2015

The Japanese and Olympic flags fly in tandem at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) It was hard for me to believe what I was seeing when I attended the executive bo...

Athletics Candidates Not Worried About Olympic Cuts

February 05, 2015

Seb Coe believes shotput is not at risk for being cut (Getty Images) (ATR) Candidates for the the International Association of Athletics Federations presidency believe athlet...

Tokyo 2020 given timeline to propose new sports

February 05, 2015

The race is on to see what new sports will be competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with the IOC unveiling a timetable for the Japanese hosts. With Tokyo afforded the op...

IOC Delays Decision on New Sports for Tokyo 2020

February 05, 2015

Coates and Mori at Thursday's press conference (Tokyo 2020/Shugo Takemi) (ATR) The IOC confirms that a decision on new sports for the Tokyo Olympics won’t be made until Augus...

Son of Fidel Castro Campaigning for Baseball/Softball -- Federations Focus

February 04, 2015

Castro (right) with WBSC president Riccardo Fraccari in June (ATR) (ATR) The son of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is helping the bid to bring baseball and softball back to...

Pro Baseball Players Cleared for Toronto 2015

February 03, 2015

The IOC dropped baseball from the Olympic Program following the 2008 Beijing Games. (Getty Images) (ATR) Minor league baseball players can participate in the 2015 Pan America...

Rollersports, Surfing Prepare to Pitch Tokyo 2020

February 02, 2015

Rollersports was showcased in the Sports Lab at the Nanjing YOG last year. (ATR) (ATR) Around the Rings has learned that the global federations for roller sports and surfing ...

TAEKWONDO INCLUDED ON TOKYO 2020 PARALMPIC PROGRAMME

February 02, 2015

Abu Dhabi, UAE (31 January, 2015) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board today announced that taekwondo will have the honour of making its historic deb...

Paralympic Debuts Coming for Badminton, Taekwondo at Tokyo 2020

January 31, 2015

(ATR) Deuces will be wild at the Tokyo Paralympics, where 22 sports will be contested in 2020, the International Paralympic Committee confirmed on Saturday. Making their Pa...

Paralympic Sport Program Decision Looms for 2020 Games

January 30, 2015

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sport program will be finalized Saturday morning. (Getty Images) (ATR) As many as seven sports could be added to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic program o...

IPC to finalise Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme

January 27, 2015

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce on Saturday (31 January) at 10:00 CET the final line-up of sports for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. A maximum...