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Beijing 2022

Historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping Emphasises Strong Ties with IOC

January 18, 2017

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to The Olympic Museum today, in what is the first visit by a Chinese Head of State to the IOC. In a bilatera...

President Xi First Chinese Leader to Visit IOC

January 18, 2017

(ATR) China President Xi Jinping visits the Olympic Museum in Lausanne on Wednesday during his three-day trip to Switzerland. China President Xi Jinping and IOC chief Thoma...

Test Event Season Ramps Up for PyeongChang 2018 -- Monday Memo

January 16, 2017

(ATR) The PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee (POCOG) is entering crunch time as the new year begins and time to get the South Korean city ready for the Games starts to dwin...

Chinese President Set for Talks with IOC Chief

January 11, 2017

(Getty Images) (ATR) Chinese president Xi Jinping will meet with IOC chief Thomas Bach in Lausanne next week. The IOC tells Around the Rings that Xi will meet Bach in Laus...

Chinese Director to Organize Second Olympic Flag Handover

January 10, 2017

(ATR) A familiar face to the Olympic Movement will direct the Beijing 2022 Olympic flag handover to close out the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. Zhang Yimou will direct the...

Bridgestone Expands Olympic Marketing Rights

January 05, 2017

(Getty Images) (ATR) Bridgestone has gone global with its Olympic TOP sponsorship. The Tokyo-based tire and rubber company extended its IOC partnership internationally on ...

ATR's Golden 25 Recognizes World Leaders and Olympic Influencers

January 04, 2017

(ATR) The influence of government leaders on Olympic sport will be key in the year ahead according to Around the Rings' Golden 25. (ATR) This year’s #1 position is shared ...

China's Sports Minister Tapped to Lead Olympic Committee

December 29, 2016

(ATR) Gou Zhongwen is replacing Liu Peng as president of the Chinese Olympic Committee. Chinese Olympic Committee president Gou Zhongwen (Peking University) Zhongwen was a...

NHL Waiting on IOC to Make PyeongChang Decision

December 29, 2016

(ATR) National Hockey League officials continue to discuss 2018 Olympic participation without a deadline in mind. NHL players competing at the Sochi Olympics (Getty Images)...

Sports Reform Difficult without Independent Oversight -- ATRadio

December 27, 2016

(ATR) A little less talk and a lot more action is needed when it comes to sports reforms - according to International Centre for Sport Security Group CEO Michael Hershman. ...

Golden 25 - #1 - World Leaders Shape Olympic Future

January 01, 2017

(ATR) The heads of state of the Olympics Big Three – U.S. , Russia and China --will make an impact in 2017, each in distinctive manner. Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin (r)...

Golden 25 - #9 - Rene Fasel/Gary Bettman

December 28, 2016

(ATR) A New York lawyer and Swiss dentist will meet in January for more than a routine checkup. IIHF President Rene Fasel (l) and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during Sochi...

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