Low key IOC presence at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly

No speech this year by IOC President Thomas Bach though two IOC members who are also heads of state are speaking this week.

IOC Executive Board ready to meet in Greece for the first time in 17 years

The in-person meeting next month will be followed by a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the EB, the ruling body of the IOC.

Simone Biles says “we continue to suffer” from the failures of the FBI, USA Gymnastics and USOPC in the gymnastics sex abuse case

Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman testified on Wednesday at a U.S. Senate hearing into the handling of the case.

New LA28 CEO will be the first woman to hold the position in an Olympics organizing committee

Kathy Carter has been chief revenue officer and CEO of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Properties LLC, the joint venture which is generating the financing needed for the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics.

September 11 attacks cast fears for Salt Lake City Olympics: Recalling the horror, Olympic security worries

Salt Lake City organizers added 22 security “enhancements”, many of which are now permanent items in the playbook for the Games.

Rescatar a la comunidad olímpica afgana del peligro talibán: Thomas Bach reveló detalles de la delicada y exitosa operación

El COI sigue reconociendo al Comité Olímpico de Afganistan anterior a los talibanes, pero su presidente dice que se vigilará lo que ocurra en el futuro. La historia acerca del rescate había sido adelantada el 31 de agosto en un artículo de Miguel Hernández en Around the Rings.

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

PODCAST: The Vancouver 2010 Winter Games leader builds a new Olympic bid for 2030

The president and CEO of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics John Furlong talks with ATR’s Ed Hula about working with IOC President Jacques Rogge and the plans being made to bring the Games back in 2030.

Hula Report: Paralympics On the Rise with Paris, Los Angeles and Brisbane

The next three cities hosting the Games should supercharge the event. All three are from countries that are Paralympic bedrock.

Olympic leaders remember Jacques Rogge as a man of his word

IOC doyen Richard Pound tells Around the Rings “He was someone who earned his living as a surgeon, but his passion in life was sport”.

IOC President Jacques Rogge, the man who pointed to Future

Eighth IOC President, Rogge battled against doping and launched Youth Olympic Games

Hula Report: The struggles of Atlanta 1996 a distant memory as Tokyo Paralympics begin

The Atlanta Paralympics were the last to be staged separately from the Olympic Games, a change that has been instrumental in growing the disabled sport movement.

Silence on Whereabouts of Afghanistan IOC Member

Safety of Samira Asghari of “utmost importance”, says the International Olympic Committee.

PODCAST: The Tokyo Report - One of a Kind Olympics Come to a Close

Around the Rings Editor in Chief Sebastian Fest and ATR Founder Ed Hula review the Tokyo Olympics in this final podcast.

PODCAST: Tokyo Report - Olympic History in Tokyo

Olympic historian Bill Mallon reviews the Tokyo Games for the truly memorable events of the past two weeks.

PODCAST: Tokyo Report - USOPC Readies to Switch from Tokyo to Beijing

USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland says preparing for Winter Olympics in Beijing six months from now is a challenge. She talks with ATR’s Ed Hula about the switch, athlete mental health, new sports and a possible Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

PODCAST: IOC Doyen Readies Key Speech on Olympics

IOC doyen Richard Pound is set to deliver a major speech Sunday at the close of the IOC Session in Tokyo. In a preview of his comments he speaks with ATR’s Ed Hula.

PODCAST: Tokyo Report - Record Setting Olympics, First Village COVID Cluster

Veteran Olympics reporter Jacquelin Magnay joins the podcast with ATR’s Ed Hula. She talks about the records being set at the Games and the impact of a 2032 Olympics in Brisbane on Australian sport.

PODCAST: Tokyo Report - An IOC vice president says Tokyo Olympics will be successful

IOC vice president Nicole Hoevertsz says the Tokyo Olympics will deliver a valuable legacy

PODCAST: Tokyo Report - what to look for in the final week

Around the Rings Olympic veterans Ed Hula and Brian Pinelli preview events for the last seven days of the Tokyo Olympics.