#ICYMI: Milano Cortina 2026; AIBA Presidential Candidate

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#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve. Here are our staff picks for articles this week they really want you to know about..

IOC, Milano Cortina 2026 Begin Journey

(ATR) The IOC Coordination Commission and Milano Cortina 2026 organizers meet for the first time amid growing concerns that a sports law being considered by the Italian government could adversely affect preparations for the Winter Games.

Tuesday’s meeting, which was held virtually, included IOC President Thomas Bach as well as the members of the Commission chaired by Sari Essayah of Finland.

Milano Cortina 2026 and Italian National Olympic Committee President Giovanni Malagò and Milano Cortina 2026 CEO Vincenzo Novari led the organizing committee delegation in the meeting.

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Mikayilov Promises 'Rebuilding New Future Plan' for AIBA

(ATR) International Boxing Association (AIBA) presidential candidate Suleyman Mikayilov says despite its current suspension, the embattled sports federation remains in the same corner with the IOC as it prepares for the Tokyo 2020 tournament.

"I personally have all confidence that IOC will manage the Games in Tokyo as they did before, including our boxing competitions," the Azerbaijani AIBA Executive Council member tells Around the Rings. "I highly appreciate and respect the IOC’s determination to hold the Tokyo Games.

"We need to follow this principle as IOC is making every effort to sustain the dreams of all Athletes. We, AIBA, will do the same and do whatever is necessary to protect the rights and benefits of our boxers now and in the future."

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ATRadio: Remembering Sydney 2000

(ATR) Australian Olympic Committee President and IOC member John Coates was closely involved in the preparation and staging of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

In this edition of Around the Rings Radio, he talks to ATR Editor Ed Hula about those Games as well as preparations he is supervising in Tokyo as chair of the IOC Coordination Commission.

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