(ATR)A delegation from the IOC will be traveling to Tokyo next week for a regularly scheduled project review to discuss the city's progress on preparations for the 2020 Games.
John Coates, IOC vice president chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission, and Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games executive director, will meet with organizers in Tokyo Nov. 18-19.
2014 IRB Rugby ConfEx
The International Rugby Board is hosting its World Rugby Conference and ExhibitionNov. 17-18 in London.
Some of the speakers lined up to make presentations at the 2014 IRB Rugby ConfEx include: ITV chief executive Adam Crozier;Debbie Jevans, CEO of England Rugby 2015; Dr.Martin Raftery, IRB chief medical officer;Craig Reedie, IOC vice president; and Clive Woodward, Rugby World Cup winning coach.
The IRB says 600 delegates and 35-40 exhibitors from around the world are set to attend the event. In a statement on the IRB's website, the board's chief executive Brett Gosper said,"If you’re interested or enjoy rugby, then I think this is the perfect two days for you.
"There is something for everyone."
The International Fencing Federation (FIE) is hosting its annual Congress this year on Nov. 21 in Rome, Italy.
Indoor Cycling World Championships
The International Cycling Union (UCI) is staging the 2014 Indoor Cycling World Championships Nov. 21-23 inBrno, Czech Republic.
This competition includes the set of world championship events for Artistic cycling and a tournament of cycle ball.
Women's World Boxing Championships
The 2014 Women's World Boxing Championships are underway inJeju, South Korea.
The International Boxing Association is staging the event at Jeju's Halla Gymnasium.
Boxers aged 19 to 40 compete in 10 weight categories at the world championships, which end Nov. 25. Around the Rings assignment editor Ed Hula III traveled to Jeju last week to cover the event.
Asian Beach Games
Phuket, Thailand is currently hosting the fourth edition of the Asian Beach Games.
Some of the sports on the program for the Asian Beach Games include: air sports, beach handball, beach basketball, beach volleyball, ju-jitsu,marathon swimming, modern pentathlon, sambo, squash, and triathlon.
ATR European correspondent Brian Pinelli is on the scene in Phuket to cover the games.
The event, hosted by the Olympic Council of Asia, ends Nov. 23.
Qualification for 2016 Rio Paralympics
The qualification period for five-a-side football lasts through Nov. 25.
Athletes will qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Games based on world ranking points.
Written byNicole Bennett
For general comments or questions,click here.
20 Years at #1: Your best source of news about the Olympics isAroundTheRings.com, for subscribers only.