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Dates Confirmed for 2012 Olympics Visits...

September 26, 2004

Nawal El Moutawakel will lead the 2012 Evaluation Commission. (ATR) (ATR) Cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics tell Around the Rings.com that they have received a letter from ...

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Olympics Appeal, Gymnastics Changes

September 25, 2004

Scene from the gymastics Gala in Athens. Below, FIG President Bruno Grandi. (ATR) (ATR) Teams of lawyers gather in Lausanne, Switzerland this weekend to battle over gymnastics...

Madrid 1st for 2012 Olympics Inspectors

September 25, 2004

(ATR) Madrid will be the first city visited early next year by the IOC?s Evaluation Commission for the 2012 Olympics. A report from Madrid says that Feb. 3-6 are the dates for...

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...

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...