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IOC Inspection Chief Positive After Munich 2018 Venue Tour

March 02, 2011

(ATR) IOC Evaluation Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg tells Around the Rings "everything is going well" at the halfway point of the Munich 2018 Winter Olympic bid inspection ...

Iranian NOC Sees "Zion" in 2012 Logo; Torch Designers Tapped

February 28, 2011

Iranian NOC Says London 2012 Logo Spells “Zion” London organizers appear to be mystified by calls from the NOC of Iran to boycott the 2012 Games because of the logo they un...

Olympic Medal, Earthquake Relief

February 26, 2011

IOC member Barry Maister presents Willis with the silver medal from Beijing. (Getty Images) (ATR) New Zealander Nick Willis finally receives his Beijing silver medal in a cer...

Heiberg Recuperates from Heart Attack; Christchurch Quake Relief

February 24, 2011

Heiberg "Fine" After Heart Attack An IOC spokesman tells Around the Rings Olympic marketing boss Gerhard Heiberg is recovering well after suffering a heart attack Thursday....

Qatar Expands Reach; World Series of Boxing; Judoka Wins Doping Appeal

February 23, 2011

Qatar Expands Reach Ahead of 2022 World Cup The British Olympic Association and Qatar Olympic Committee have an understanding. Qatari crown prince and NOC leader Sheikh Ta...

London 2012 Reveals Sports Schedule, Pricey Tickets

February 14, 2011

(ATR) Ticketing plans for London 2012 include the most expensive sessions in Olympic history. The best seats in the house will cost $3,232 for the opening ceremony. (ODA) ...

Vancouver View -- One-Year Anniversary Celebrations

February 14, 2011

(ATR) Rain dampened crowds but not spirits when the first anniversary of Vancouver 2010 was commemorated Saturday. John Furlong (left) and Premier Gordon Campbell led a rendi...

Five Year Anniversary; Munich, PyeongChang Update; Olympic Valentine's Day

February 10, 2011

Anniversary for Turin Five years ago today, Stefania Belmondo lit the Olympic Flame at Turin’s Olympic Stadium. The opening ceremony for the Turin Olympics. (Getty Image...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Encouragement for Aussie Athletics Bid; Baku 2020

February 09, 2011

Diack Urges Australian Bid International athletics chief Lamine Diack wants Australia to bid for a world championships. Athletics Australia President Rob Fildes and IAAF ...

News from the NOCs -- Asian Chief Reflects on Year; Austrian Gathering

February 09, 2011

OCA President Looks Back on Busy Four Months  Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is one thankful man. Sheikh Ahmad is an IOC member from Kuwait as well as president of both th...

USOC Exec Departs; Serpentine OK; Annecy Addition

February 04, 2011

Norm Bellingham announced on Friday he is leaving the USOC. (USOC) Norman Bellingham, the U.S. Olympic Committee's Chief Operating Officer, will leave the organization effec...

Most Expensive Piece of Olympic Memorabilia Sold

February 04, 2011

(ATR) A 1952 Helsinki Olympic torch fetched nearly $500,000, the highest price ever for a piece of Olympic memorabilia sold at auction, in Paris on Thursday. This torch from ...