Around the Rings - IOC

Utah’s Olympic venues an integral part of the equation as Salt Lake City seeks a Winter Games encore

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation chief of sport development Luke Bodensteiner says there is a “real urgency to make this happen in 2030”. He discusses the mission of the non-profit organization, the legacy from the 2002 Winter Games and future ambitions.

IOC president tells Olympic Movement “we will again have safe and secure Olympic Games” in Beijing

Thomas Bach, in an open letter on Friday, also thanked stakeholders for their “unprecedented” efforts to make Tokyo 2020 a success despite the pandemic.

Boxing’s place in the Olympics remains in peril as IOC still unhappy with the state of AIBA’s reform efforts

The IOC says issues concerning governance, finance, and refereeing and judging must be sorted out to its satisfaction. AIBA says it’s confident that will happen and the federation will be reinstated.

IOC president details Olympic community efforts to get Afghans out of danger after Taliban return to power

Thomas Bach says the Afghanistan NOC remains under IOC recognition, noting that the current leadership was democratically elected in 2019. But he says the IOC will be monitoring what happens in the future. The story had been revealed on August 31 in an article by Miguel Hernandez in Around the Rings

North Korea suspended by IOC for failing to participate in Tokyo though its athletes could still take part in Beijing 2022

Playbooks for Beijing 2022 will ”most likely” be released in October, according to IOC President Thomas Bach.

How did Samaranch live the day of the Atlanta 96 bombing?

In his Olympic Memoirs, Samaranch narrates those tense hours and the decision that the Games “will go on”

Jimena Saldaña cree que llega la hora de una mujer al frente del COI, y no está pensando en Kirsty Coventry

La vicepresidenta del Comité Olímpico Mexicano (COM) cree que las mujeres deben seguir ganando posiciones en el mundo olímpico y habla sin reparos de sus aspiraciones de ser miembro del COI.

Jimena Saldaña believes the time has come for a woman to head the IOC, and she’s not thinking of Kirsty Coventry

The vice-president of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) believes that women must continue to gain positions in the Olympic world and speaks openly about her aspirations to become a member of the IOC.

IOC elections bring subtle changes as Kirsty Coventry and Nicole Hoevertsz make gains

Kristin Kloster joins the executive board, while Hoevertsz, from the tiny Caribbean island of Aruba, is a new vice-president

Dr. Muhammad Yunus to be awarded second ever Olympic Laurel

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist has a long history of helping uplift people out of poverty through entrepreneurship and sport-related programmes.

Olympic village opens to foreign delegates amid uncertainty

Welcome to Tokyo! olympic flame arrives for the final leg of its journey towards the opening ceremony

Tokyo 2020: IOC President Makes Verbal Gaffe; Olympic Village Opens to Little Fanfare

(ATR) Thomas Bach’s first public comments since arriving in Tokyo won’t help his standing with the locals.

Horas en el aeropuerto sin agua ni comida: llegar a los Juegos de Tokio no es precisamente un placer

(ATR) Los dos principales aeropuertos de la capital japonesa cobran protagonismo.

Hours at the airport without food or water: arriving to the Tokyo Games is not exactly a pleasure

(ATR) The Japanese capital's two major airports are taking center stage.

Tokio 2020, los Juegos del silencio

(ATR) Las Olimpiadas sin espectadores no son una señal de que estamos escapando de las garras de la pandemia.

Tokyo 2020: the Games of Silence

(ATR) The Olympics without spectators does little to signal that we are escaping from the grasp of the pandemic. 

Joint statement on spectator capacities at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

No Spectators at Tokyo Olympics

(ATR) Events will he held behind closed doors in Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama.

BREAKING: No Spectators For Tokyo 2020

(ATR) The decision by organizers is an about face from plans to allow up to 10,000 fans in the stands at some venues.