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Bobby Rearden, 73, Atlanta 1996 Bid Team Member

January 14, 2015

(ATR) In an era of bidding for the Olympics that is now part of history, Bobby Rearden was member of a team that campaigned for the Games with charm and personality. Atlant...

Australian Officials Hope Santa Delivered Freeman Body Suit

December 23, 2014

Olympian Cathy Freeman lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2000 Games (Getty Images) (ATR) Fiona de Jong, secretary general of the Australian Olympic Commi...

Statement on Opening Ceremony suit worn by Cathy Freeman

December 23, 2014

Melbourne police have taken possession of an item of clothing which could be the bodysuit worn by Cathy Freeman in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Th...

Golden 25 -- #19 Debbie Jevans

December 22, 2014

Debbie Jevans (ATR) (ATR) One of the top sports executives in the Olympic Movement, Jevans is CEO of England 2015, the organizing committee for the upcoming IRB World Cup, on...

Thomas Bach On a Mission, BBC Says -- Media Watch

December 04, 2014

IOC president Thomas Bach (Getty Images) (ATR) The IOC Executive Board meets Dec. 5-6 in Monaco to organize procedures for the adoption of recommendations for Olympic Agenda ...

Students Claim Palestine Leader Aided Munich Massacre

December 02, 2014

Mahmoud Abbas (Getty Images) (ATR) Students have written to the Israeli defense minister to recognize Mahmoud Abbas’ role in the terrorist attack before the 1972 Olympics. ...

Tokyo 2020 Comms Chiefs Embarks on U.S. Pilgrimage

December 01, 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...

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...

Canoe Sprint Champs Coming to U.S. -- Federations Focus

November 26, 2014

Two Canadian canoers on Lake Lanier during the 1996 Olympics (Getty Images) (ATR) A 1996 Olympic site is scheduled to host a major international event. The 2016 Pan Americ...

Earthquake Strikes Nagano

November 24, 2014

The Nordic combined ski jump in Hakuba during the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano (Getty Images) (ATR) The city that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics was hit by an earthqu...

"Boston Already Saying 'Hell No' to Olympics" -- Media Watch

November 14, 2014

Bird's eye view of the city of Boston (Getty Images) (ATR) The Nation's sports correspondent Dave Zirin says, "Boston is already saying 'hell no' to the 2024 Olympics." B...

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