As Tokyo Goes, So Goes Beijing 2022

(ATR) One year to go and still a surprise ... 

IOC Backs Away from Kasper Comments

(ATR) FIS President's controversial comments find no home inside the headquarters of the IOC.

ATR First: No Joint Winter Olympics Award

(ATR) IOC president tells Around the Rings it's not possible for a replay of the Paris - Los Angeles pairing ... Subscribers only! 

Almaty, Kazakhstan and Eger, Hungary to Host 2019 and 2021 World Para Powerlifting Championships

The Almaty 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships will be held at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace.

OpEd: Budapest Demise Heaps More Agony on IOC

(ATR) Is anybody really surprised that Budapest has ended its bid for the 2024 Olympics? Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula has the answer in this OpEd.

Almaty Hosts 28th Winter Universiade -- Photodesk

(ATR) 175 athletes from 57 countries are competing in 12 different sports. 

Kazakhstan Returns to World Stage as Winter Universiade Opens

(ATR) The central Asian nation welcomes the 28th Winter Universiade 18 months after missing out on 2022 Olympics.

OCA Press Release: OCA General Assembly approves roadmap for the future

WADA suspends the accreditation of the Almaty Laboratory

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Laboratory (Laboratory) in Almaty, Kazakhstan for a period of four months.

ICSS: Allure of Olympics Fading in Public Eye -- ATRadio

(ATR) An expert with International Center for Sport Security says, "People are starting to ask questions about sport."

Kazakhstan Olympic Leader Mourned

(ATR) Timur Dossymbetov was a friendly presence for the Kazakhstan NOC and two bids from Almaty for the Winter Olympics. 

Olympic Leaders Creating Bid "Roadmap" for 2026 Winter Games

(ATR) After a Winter Olympic bid race that saw five cities drop out, a working group reexamines the 2026 bid system.

128th IOC Session Recap -- Photodesk

(ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene for the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Take a look behind the scenes.

One Year to Rio 2016 -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Rio de Janeiro is marking the official one-year countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympics on Aug. 5.

"Uninspiring" Host Choice for 2022 Olympics -- Media Watch

(ATR) In 2022, Beijing will become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

Almaty, Beijing Present to IOC -- Photodesk

(ATR) ATR is on the scene for the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. Take a look at the day`s events. 

Obstacles Ahead for Beijing 2022 -- ATRadio

(ATR) In a close vote at the IOC session in Kuala Lumpur Beijing is elected as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Almaty 2022 Bid Vice Chairman: "Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to showcase our country to the world"

Almaty 2022 Vice Chairman, Mr Andrey Kryukov, today expressed his pride in the hard work that the Almaty 2022 Bid Committee accomplished during its two-year campaign for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Former Soviet Republics Redefining Themselves With Sport -- Media Watch

(ATR) Media weigh in on the bid race for the 2022 Olympics and other countries vying to host major sporting events.

Almaty, Beijing Quietly Campaign Ahead of Olympic Host Vote -- ATRadio

(ATR) Just a day before the vote on a 2022 Olympic host, the feeling at the 128th IOC Session is muted.

IOC Visits Malaysia for 128th Session -- Photodesk

(ATR) Around the Rings writers and staff are on scene in Kuala Lumpur for 128th IOC Session.

Mayor of Almaty: City's bid for 2022 Olympic Winter Games is a great promotion for Almaty and Kazakhstan

The Mayor of the city of Almaty Mr Akhmetzhan Yessimov pledged full government support for Almaty’s bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games today at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Beijing Edges Almaty for 2022 Winter Olympics

(ATR) Beijing will become the first city to host the Games in both winter and summer.

Almaty Mayor: Bid Aligns With Olympic Agenda 2020

(ATR) In Kuala Lumpur, mayor of Almaty emphasizes Agenda 2020 mantle ahead of IOC vote, while bid leaders promise sustainability legacy if awarded 2022 Games. 

Kazakhstan Prime Minister: Almaty Ready for Olympic Challenge

(ATR) Karim Massimov says the 2022 Winter Olympics will help drive development of his country.

Almaty 2022 Emphasizes Real Snow, Convenience for Athletes -- On the Scene

(ATR) Journalists were shown a video that emphasized real snow prior to Almaty 2022's opening press conference.

Heavy Hitters from Almaty, Beijing Ready to Impress -- On the Scene

(ATR) Also: IOC reveals new-look presentation, session rooms

Great Britain's Micky Yule secures international PB at 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asia Open Championships

British Weight Lifting’s Micky Yule achieved an international personal best of 190kg in his third and final lift at the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asia Open Championships yesterday (Monday 27 July) to finish in fifth place at the latest Rio 2016 qualifying event in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Underdog Almaty Takes Advantage -- ATR Olympic Bid Power Index

(ATR) Almaty edges Beijing in a final review before the IOC selects a host for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Almaty 2022 - The Power of Olympic Legacy