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Tokyo 2020 Minister Leaves Americas With Legacy Ideas

January 12, 2018

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 minister Shinichi Suzuki tells Around the Rings inspecting different Olympic legacies is an important part of Tokyo’s preparations. Shinichi Suzuki, pointi...

Lones Wigger, 80, Gold Medal Shooter

December 20, 2017

(ATR) Lones Wigger competed in four Olympics, winning gold, inspiring generations of sport shooters. Lones Wigger was a Montana native, born in 1937. (USA Shooting) He die...

WOA statement on the IOC Executive Board decision on Russia

December 06, 2017

For Immediate Release Monaco; 06 December 2017 World Olympians Association welcomes the decision made by the IOC Executive Board and the due process followed to ensure t...

Vote Now for the Top Sports City of 2017

December 01, 2017

Lausanne, December 1, 2017 – Voting for the official ‘Sports City Poll 2017’ opens today. Now in its sixth edition, the poll has gained international attention and become...

PRESS RELEASE: WOA Patron HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco joins OLY ranks

November 24, 2017

Monaco; 23 November 2017 World Olympians Association Patron, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, has joined thousands of Olympians around the world in gaining OLY post-nominal ...

Weightlifting Giant Naim Suleymanoglu, 50

November 19, 2017

(ATR) Thousands turn out in Istanbul to honor the Olympic champion known as the Pocket Hercules. Naim Suleymanoglu won his third and final gold medal in Atlanta. Three-tim...

More Than 1000 Olympians Register for OLY

November 16, 2017

Lausanne, Switzerland; 16 November 2017 Olympians from around the world are thanking the World Olympians Association for its landmark OLY initiative. Over 1000 Olympian hav...

WADA Tests Russia Doping Reforms

November 14, 2017

(ATR) The prospects for Russian athletes competing at the upcoming Winter Olympics could depend on the outcome of meetings of the World Anti-Doping Agency during the next two ...

ATR First: A New Honor for Olympians Only

November 11, 2017

Thomas Bach receives first OLY certificate from Angela Ruggiero and Joel Bouzou (WOA) (ATR) Olympians can add three letters to their names: OLY. The designation of OLY as ...

ATR First: OLY post-nominal letters to honour Olympians

November 11, 2017

IOC Pres. Thomas Bach receives the first certificate from Angela Ruggiero and Joel Bouzou (ATR) Lausanne, Switzerland; 11 November 2017 World Olympians Association (WO...

Updates from Across the Olympic Movement at ANOC GA -- Photodesk

November 07, 2017

(ATR) The International Olympic Committee believes it has more stability than ever with a line-up of Olympic and Paralympic host cities through 2028. A sea of diversity at ...

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