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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...

IOC, Tokyo 2020 Conduct Second Project Review -- Monday Memo

November 14, 2014

John Coates, IOC vice president chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission (Getty Images) (ATR) A delegation from the IOC will be traveling to Tokyo next week for a r...

"No One Wants to Host Olympics" -- Media Watch

November 11, 2014

(Getty Images) (ATR) Global Post columnist Timothy McGrath says, "No one wants to host the Olympics anymore--other than autocrats and oligarchs." McGrath specifically refers ...

Checking In on Tokyo 2020 -- ATR Podcast

November 11, 2014

Tokyo's National Olympic Stadium (Getty Images) (ATR) Around the Rings editor Ed Hula is in Tokyo this week as the city continues its preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympic...

Boston 2024 On Track; Buenos Aires YOG Revelation -- On the Scene

November 07, 2014

Amy Sennett of the Boston 2024 bid (ATR) (ATR) Officials from the Boston bid to become the U.S. Olympic Committee’s candidate city for the 2024 Games were quietly networking ...

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