Evgenia Medvedeva has been appointed as the Ambassador of the Russian Olympic team at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad 2020 in Tokyo

Scott Blackmun Resigns at USOC

(ATR) A new CEO will guide changes in the aftermath of USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

IOC Ready To Make Difficult Choices -- On the Scene

(ATR) The fate of Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics is being decided today. ATR Editor Ed Hula reports from Lausanne.

USA Cheer Team Invited to Perform at 2018 Winter Olympics

4 years pass quickly: the time to qualify for 2018 Winter Olympics begins in Austrian Tyrol Nov. 18-19

Fasel on 2018 Olympic Hockey: 'Puck is on the Stick of the NHL'

(ATR) Ice hockey Federation president tells ATR that if the NHL doesn't skate in PyeongChang it will be a “big mistake”.

Home of The Clan Set to Become Home of Curling for Braehead Euro Championships

Over 25 nations will descend on Scotland this November for the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships. 

Ski Chief Blasts Sochi Costs; No Dutch Boycott

(ATR) Kasper says Sochi costs are "enormous" ... Dutch dignitaries plan to attend Winter Games ... South Korea makes big investment in PyeongChang.

PyeongChang Makes Strong Start for 2018 Winter Olympics

(ATR) Organizers of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are said to be making a strong start on their journey…John Duerden reports from PyeongChang…

On the Scene -- Environmental Protests Mark 1st IOC PyeongChang Inspection

(ATR) Environmental groups ramp up protests over PyeongChang 2018 venue as the IOC Coordination Commission makes its first inspection of the Winter Olympic host city. John Duerden reports from Pyeongchang ... 

PyeongChang 2018 Opens First IOC Coordination Commission Visit

(ATR) As the first inspection visit for PyeongChang 2018 gets underway, IOC Coordination Commission chair Gunilla Lindberg tells Around the Rings that Korea's Winter Olympic preparations are in good shape.

Top Story Replay - 1936 Olympics Host Still Hopes for Encore

(ATR) World Cup ski races are underway in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a year ago part of the Munich bid to host the 2018 Winter Games. Brian Pinelli reports that the alpine resort is ready to join another German bid – when the time is right. This story was originally published on February 3, 2012.

1936 Olympics Host Still Hopes for Encore

(ATR) World Cup ski races are underway in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a year ago part of the Munich bid to host the 2018 Winter Games. Brian Pinelli reports that the alpine resort is ready to join another German bid -when the time is right.

Asia "Shoulder to Shoulder" with Japan, Says Olympics Chief

(ATR) The head of the Olympic Council of Asia says this week’s OCA meeting in Tokyo shows solidarity with Japan as it recovers from the March earthquake.

IOC President: No Favorite for Succession

(ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says he will not play favorites in the contest to succeed him in two years. And he says South Africa is on its way to being ready to host the Games. ATR’s Ed Hula reports from Durban.

ATR Photodesk -- Scenes from the 123rd IOC Session in Durban

(ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in Durban for the 123rd IOC Session. Included in this ATR Photodesk is an in-depth look at the 2018 host city announcement as well as a taste of South African culture.

Bach Says Munich 2018 Defeat "Not the End of Everything"

(ATR) IOC vice president Thomas Bach drops a hint to Around the Rings that Munich may bid again for the Winter Olympics following its 2018 bid failure. ATR's Mark Bisson reports from the IOC Session in Durban.

Statement from Munich 2018 Bid Committee

PyeongChang Wins 2018 Olympics--Updated with Voting Results

(ATR) South Korean bid scores a first-round victory over rival candidates Annecy and Munich at the IOC Session in Durban.

The Bidding Ends for 2018 Winter Olympics

(ATR) Heads of state and Olympic legends take the stage in Durban, South Africa Wednesday to plead the case one last time for the 2018 Winter Olympic bids of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang.

PyeongChang Wins 2018 Olympics

(ATR) South Korean bid scores a first-round victory over rival candidates Annecy and Munich at the IOC Session in Durban.

Prime Minister to Durban for Annecy; Madrid Encouragement; Minneapolis Balks at 2020; Switzerland 2022

(ATR) French Prime Minister for Durban ... Rogge said to encourage Madrid... Minneapolis won't bid for 2020 ... Switzerland studies options for 2022 ...

Skating, Skiing Chiefs on 2018 Candidates

(ATR) The federation presidents for skating and skiing tell Around the Rings the presence of three strong candidates in the race for the 2018 Winter Olympics is a major step forward for the IOC.

Ice Hockey, Luge Leaders on 2018 Candidates

(ATR) The federation presidents for ice hockey and luge tell Around the Rings the bids from Annecy and Munich offer a different – but "equally desirable" – sort of promise when compared to PyeongChang.

Doubts Over Sarkozy Attendance at IOC 2018 Vote; Appeals to Africa

(ATR) French president Nicolas Sarkozy may miss next week's vote in Durban ... Annecy, Munich, PyeongChang pitch African Olympic leaders in Lome, Togo ...

Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Curling Chiefs on 2018 Candidates

(ATR) The federation presidents for biathlon, bobsleigh and curling tell Around the Rings there are no weak candidates in the three-way race for hosting rights to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

2018 Bids Enter Last Week of Campaign With Africa Appeal

(ATR) The three bids for the 2018 Winter Olympics tell their stories to African Olympic leaders meeting in Lome, Togo today.

Monday Memo -- Princely Wedding; ANOCA Assembly; One Week to Durban

(ATR) Albert of Monaco invites entire IOC to nuptials ... 2018 Winter Olympic bids make penultimate pitches in Lome ... USOC may name new London chef de mission ... All ahead this week from ATR ...

Monday Memo -- Olympic Day Celebrations; Sochi's Look of the Games

(ATR) Olympic Movement honors IOC birthday ... Dmitry Chernyshenko explains Sochi 2014's look ... By the Book continues with competition venues ... All ahead this week from Around the Rings ...

IOC Members See Open Race for 2018

(ATR) IOC members in Australia and Africa tell Around the Rings they think the race for 2018 is wide open.