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Kerry Leads Poll on NYC Olympics Bid ...

October 26, 2004

(ATR) While the U.S. Presidential contest may be too close to call, Senator John Kerry is the runaway choice of voters in the latest Around the Rings.Com Poll: Which U.S. Pres...

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New York Stadium Campaign Costs $11M

October 26, 2004

(ATR) A report from the public interest group Common Cause/New York says the two sides in the battle over a new stadium in Manhattan have spent $11.1 million so far on adverti...

Politics Hit Turin Olympics Budget

October 26, 2004

TOROC President Valentino Castellani says he welcomes scrutiny of the Olympic budget. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the Turin 2006 Olympics is deep in discussions with both city and...

Australian Olympics Exec Retires

October 25, 2004

(ATR) One of world?s leading Olympics experts on the Olympics is retiring from his post at the Australian Olympic Committee. Bob Elphinston, secretary general of the Australia...

Paris 2012: Federations OK Olympics Plan

October 25, 2004

(ATR) Organizers of the Paris bid for 2012 say they have received notification from each of the 28 international sports federations that confirms the technical aspects of the ...

London Report Boosts Olympics Legacy

October 25, 2004

(ATR) A new report titled ?After the Gold Rush? backs London?s plans for the 2012 Olympics as they relate to the legacy to be created by an Olympic Games. A statement from Lon...

Hungarian Returns Olympics Gold

October 24, 2004

(ATR) Hammer thrower Adrian Annus has surrendered the gold medal he won in Athens ? and then lost over a doping infraction.Annus said he would not return the medal, despite hi...

U.S. Election: Olympics Bid Impact?

October 24, 2004

(ATR) With the U.S. Presidential election just over one week away, the latest Around the Rings.Com Poll asks whether the election will have any impact on the New York City bid...

FIG Ousts Judge from Olympics Fiasco

October 23, 2004

(ATR) One of the judges involved with the scoring errors from the men?s gymnastics competition in Athens lost an election to the men?s technical committee for FIG, the intern...

Madrid Olympics Bid Wins $1B Guarantee

October 23, 2004

(ATR) The Spanish government says it will back the Madrid bid for the 2012 Olympics with a pledge of 833 million euros.More than half of the money will be used to boost securi...

Athens Olympics Donates Surplus Gear

October 22, 2004

(ATR) More than 125 million euros worth of equipment from the Athens Olympics will go to government agencies and charities, the distribution to start in a few days. Alternate ...