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AroundTheRings.com Poll Exclusive!...

September 24, 2004

The results of the AroundTheRings.com poll for the week of September 24 - October 1: The AroundTheRings.com Poll: Sports in Future Olympics The AroundTheRings.com Poll: Whi...

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Athens Paralympics Called ?Flawless?

September 24, 2004

Shotput medalists from the Athens Paralympics: (from the left) George Karaminas (Greece, silver), Peter Martin(New Zealand, gold) and Riko Glangla(Germany, bronze). (ANA) (AT...

Karate Included in Olympic Invite

September 23, 2004

(ATR) The martial art of karate is among the five sports which will be invited to submit information to the International Olympic Committee that could lead to a spot on the sp...

Olympic Cyclist Escapes Drug Sanction

September 23, 2004

Cyclist Tyler Hamilton still faces an inquiry from UCI, the International Cycling Union. Below, IOC Medical Commission chairman Dr. Arne Ljungqvist in Athens last month. (AT...

2012 Olympic Bids Update

September 23, 2004

Around the Rings.com: Your source for accurate, first-hand reports on the campaign for the 2012 Olympics. (ATR) New York City?s campaign for the 2012 Olympics now has the endo...

Door Opens for New Olympic Sports

September 22, 2004

The Squash U.S. Open held recently in Boston, Mass. (ATR) The International Olympic Committee will consider karate,golf, rugby, squash and roller sports for inclusion on the p...

New Banned Drugs for Olympics

September 22, 2004

“Our cash flow has greatly improved”, says WADA chief Richard Pound about the increasing pace of government contributions to fund the anti-drug agency. (ATR/...

Omega New Timekeeper for Olympics

September 22, 2004

Chinese athletes and officials from BOCOG and Omega unveil the countdown clock in Beijing. (Swatch Group) (ATR) The upscale Omega brand will replace upstart Swatch as the offi...

Los Angeles for 2032 Olympics

September 21, 2004

(ATR) A Los Angeles City Council committee has passed a resolution calling for a bid for the 2032 Olympics. That would, of course, mark the centennial of the first Los Angele...

2010 Olympics Make Paralympic Preps

September 21, 2004

Whistler, B.C. will host the 10th Winter Paralympics from March 5-14, 2010. (ATR) (ATR) The chief executive of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver says that the mountain resort of ...

Olympic Bidders Inspect Paralympics

September 20, 2004

(ATR) Teams from the cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics will be in Athens this week for a close look at the realities of staging the Paralympics. From 2004 onward, the organ...