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Mutko Implies Russia Not Interested in Hosting European Games

April 18, 2016

(ATR) Russian Federation Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko says “Russia has never sent an application to host the European Games.” Russian sport minister Vitaly Mutko at SportAc...

Simon Clegg to Dubai, Mike Plant Rises at Braves

April 01, 2016

Simon Clegg in Baku (ATR) (ATR) Simon Clegg is named Chief Operating Officer of Expo 2020 in Dubai. A well-known figure around the Olympics, Clegg was COO of the 2015 Euro...

Clegg Appointed Expo 2020 Chief Operating Officer

March 31, 2016

Dubai Expo 2020 has appointed Simon Clegg as its Chief Operating Officer. Clegg, a previous Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association and Ipswich Town Football Clu...

Pound Blasts Russia Reforms; Hickey on Meldonium at Baku 2015

March 09, 2016

(ATR) Former WADA chief Richard Pound says Russia faces a race against time to revamp its doping system, claiming there is "a wall of denial". Former WADA chief Richard Pou...

EOC Restates Support for Russia to Stage 2019 European Games

January 21, 2016

The first EOC Executive Committee meeting of the year took place at ANOC headquarters (EOC) (ATR) Despite the ongoing fall-out from the Russian doping scandal, the European O...

Russia Still "Preferred" Choice for 2019 European Games

November 20, 2015

(ATR) An official announcement regarding the host city for the second edition of the European Games has been delayed, however Russian cities remain the leading candidates. ...

Hickey Teases 2019 European Games Announcement

November 19, 2015

(ATR) European Olympic Committees president Patrick Hickey tells Around the Rings an announcement regarding the 2019 European Games will come Nov. 20. Prague's Old Town ...

Doping Scandal Impacts Russian European Games Bid

November 11, 2015

(ATR) European Olympic Committee leaders are likely to delay announcing Russia as the preferred bid for the 2019 Games in the wake of the World Anti-Doping Agency report on st...

EOC reveals global TV audience for inaugural European Games

September 18, 2015

Rome; 18 September 2015: An estimated worldwide cumulative television audience of 1.7 billion people watched the Baku 2015 inaugural European Games, the European Olympic Commi...

Hickey Denies $500 Million Price Tag Will Deter European Games Bids

September 18, 2015

(Getty) (ATR) EOC leaders have set a target operating budget of $500 million for future European Games that they say is a “reasonable and sustainable pricetag”. The Europe...

Core Sports Plan for European Games; Winter Version Possible

September 14, 2015

EOC officials at the debrief (EOC) (ATR) Pat Hickey tells Around the Rings he hopes athletics and swimming will be among five or six core sports for the European Games. Dr...

EOC looks to the future of European Games with Baku blueprint

September 11, 2015

The two-day Baku 2015 debrief got underway today in Rome, as the European Olympic Committees [EOC] seeks to harness the experience and best practice blueprints established dur...

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