Spanish NOC Checks Up on Rio

(ATR) Led by president Alejandro Blanco, the group visited the 2016 Olympic host on an operational visit on Apr. 8.

New Brazilian Sports Minister Sports Colorful Past

(ATR) With two years until Rio 2016, Dilma Rousseff appoints a new sports minister.

ISU Chief Stepping Down; Barcelona 2026 Talks; Rebelo Recants

(ATR) Skating chief stepping down in 2016… Barcelona mayor meets with Bach regarding bid… Aldo Rebelo staying on as sports minister. 

Canoe Slalom to Deodoro; Nanjing Mayor Investigated; Team GB in Rio

(ATR) Canoe slalom will stay in Rio in 2016... Chinese mayor facing corruption accusations... Brazil's sports minister leaving... Great Britain settles on Rio base.

Road to Brazil 2014 - Stadia Delays; Airports Behind Schedule; Countdown Clock Stops

August 2 - Five months until completion deadline for six more World Cup stadia but new images show several are unlikely to be finished on time... Airport projects also delayed... Rio's official countdown clock is stuck on 365 days! INSIDER's Mark Bisson reports.

One Year to World Cup - Sports Minister Defends Stadia Legacy, Admits Ticket Prices Worry

(ATR) Brazilian sports minister Aldo Rebelo denies that the stadia built at huge expense for the World Cup will become white elephants beyond the 2014 FIFA finals.

Rebelo on Rio; Olympic Stadium Delay; Golf Course Imagery

(ATR) Brazilian sports minister juggles World Cup, Olympic duties ... Joao Havelange Stadium to stay closed until 2015 ... Golf course gets bird's-eye treatment ... More inside this Rio Report ...

FIE Celebrates Centennial; Comms Chief Leaves UCI; Brazil on Track, Says Minister

(ATR) International Fencing Federation turns 100 ... Communications director leaves International Cycling Union ... Sports minister says Brazil on schedule for 2014 FIFA World Cup ... More inside this Federations Roundup

London, Rio Schedule Debrief; Minister Defends Brazil Work; 2022 Bids from Krakow, Lviv?

(ATR) Leaders of LOCOG head to Rio ... Aldo Rebelo says not to worry about 2014 World Cup ... Polish Olympic Committee tells Around the Rings about "very preliminary meetings" for bid ... Bold legacy claims for Ukraine ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Rio-Gate Update; Last Chance for London 2012 Shop; Future Secure for Olympics Furniture

(ATR) Brazil sports minister addresses document theft from LOCOG ... Online store to shutter at end of September ... Glasgow 2014 to reuse furniture from London 2012 ... Hornby hurting after poor sales of Olympics-branded trains, automobiles ... More inside this London Latest ...

Brazil's Minister of Sport to open Soccerex Global Convention 2012

FIFA's Valcke Apologizes to Brazil; Sochi 2014 Unveils Live Site Plans

(ATR) Under-fire secretary general apologizes to government for saying World Cup organizers needed a "kick up the backside" ... Ambitious "live site" program ahead for Russia ... Yzerman to reprise Olympics role ...

Monday Memo - Votes Ahead on 2017 Athletics Worlds, 2018 Commonwealth Games

(ATR) IAAF to choose between London and Doha for 2017 showpiece ... Gold Coast, Australia versus Hambantota, Sri Lanka for 2018 CWG ... Rio project review ... Weightlifting worlds ... All that and more ahead this week from ATR.

Olympic Newsdesk - Peace and Sport Passes Flag; "No Stress" Over Sochi World

(ATR) Peace and Sport hands over hosting duties to Russia ... IOC confident in new Brazilian sports minister ... Sochi 2014 CEO unfazed by blow to 2012 party venue plans ... Nanjing Co-Comm ... World Judo Day.   

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