Golden Opportunities -- Business Never Stops

(ATR) A raft of new sports jobs highlight this week's Golden Opportunities

The Hula Report: Improbable PyeongChang

(ATR) The 2018 Winter Games seemed an improbable dream the first time ATR editor Ed Hula visited in 2003. Exclusively for subscribers! 

Paris Prepares for 2024 Olympic Bid Battle -- On the Scene

(ATR) Bernard Lapasset tells ATR's Mark Bisson that France does not fear a U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympics.

A corps of champions to rendezvous at the foot of Mont-Blanc from 25 to 29 March

Annecy 2013: World Winter Games to celebrate peace and excellence in sports

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.

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.

Annecy Makes Final Appeal for Winter Olympics

(ATR) Annecy takes its turn presenting plans for the 2018 Winter Games.

Munich Open 2018 Olympic Bid Pitches to IOC

(ATR) Munich kicked off the 2018 Winter Olympic bid presentations to the IOC in Durban today.

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 ...

Last-Minute Advice for 2018 Olympic Bids

(ATR) The man behind the Sochi bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics advises candidates for 2018 to focus on their IOC supporters in these final hours before the July 6 vote in Durban. And bring Vladimir Putin. ATR Editor Ed Hula reports.

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 ...

2018 By the Book: Curling and Ice Hockey

Ice hockey and curling are in the spotlight in this installment of By the Book. Around the Rings presents a look at the competition venues of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

Annecy Predicts Victory; Vote in 2018 Poll; Japan 2020

(ATR) Annecy 2018 leader tells ATR the French bid is headed to victory...Which city will the IOC choose for 2018? Vote in the ATR poll on Facebook...Japan’s Olympics chief pushes for 2020 bid...

2018 By the Book: Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Short Track

The three bid cities all propose new venues for speed skating. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the competition venues of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

2018 By the Book: Alpine Skiing, Snowboard, Freestyle Skiing

Alpine venues are in the spotlight for this installment of By the Book, a look at the competition venues of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

2018 By the Book: Cross Country, Ski Jumping, Biathlon

PyeongChang will use three existing venues for cross country, ski jumping and biathlon. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the competition venues of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

2018 By the Book: Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge Venues

(ATR) PyeongChang plans a new venues for bobsleigh, skeleton and luge. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the competition venues of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

2018 By the Book: Olympic Ceremonies

Munich proposes a ceremony venue that will hold up to 70,000 people. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the Olympic ceremony stadium plans of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

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 ...

2018 By the Book: Paralympics

Annecy proposes the largest budget for the 2018 Winter Paralympics, while PyeongChang proposes the smallest. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the Paralympics plans of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

2018 By the Book: International Broadcast Center/Main Press Center

Each bid city propose 2 media centers for the 2018 Winter Olympics. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the anti-doping plans of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.

2018 By the Book: Workforce

Annecy proposes the largest workforce budget. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the workforce of Annecy, Munich and PyeongChang. By the Book is an exclusive series of reports by Around the Rings based on the bid books presented by the three 2018 bids.