Italy Agrees to IOC Demands

(ATR) Italy’s outgoing government at the 11th hour guarantees autonomy of Italian Olympic Committee, avoiding sanctions.

OpEd: Questioning the Autonomy of Sport

(ATR) Aaron Bauer reflects on a nagging question as he prepares to leave the Olympic beat behind.

IOC Statement on the Participation of Sporting Delegations and Athletes in International Sports Events

ATR First: Government Could Resolve Hellenic Olympic Committee Elections

(ATR) The future of Hellenic Olympic Committee elections could come from parliamentary action with IOC support.

FINA Categorically Rejects Kuwait Complaint

(ATR) Kuwait Swimming Association's efforts to remove FINA vice president Husain Al Musallam prove futile.

Hellenic Olympic Leadership Cast Into Doubt

(ATR) A Greek court ruling means the status of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Presidency is back up in the air.

One in seven Olympic Committees are directly linked to governments

According to the Olympic Charter, every National Olympic Committee must be free from government interference. A new survey from Play the Game shows that at least one in seven NOCs have leaders with formal ties to their national governments.

PyeongChang 2018 Pushes Past Politics

(ATR) IOC chief Thomas Bach says political turmoil and tensions in South Korea will not affect the Winter Olympics.

Kenya Olympics Boss: 'New Constitution Has to be Adopted'

(ATR) Kip Keino tells ATR last minute meetings are set for the NOC-K as it struggles to adopt a new constitution.

Kenya Decision Expected at IOC Exec Board -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: WADA Symposium; Winter Special Olympics begin; Women’s Curling Champs, Sportel Miami.

IOC Stops Payments to Kenya NOC

(ATR) The IOC has taken preliminary measures against the NOC-K ahead of next week's executive board meeting.

IOC Not in Position to Reinstate Kuwait

(ATR) The IOC is standing firm on requirements to lift the suspension of the country’s NOC, despite recent appeals.

Kuwait Lobbies to Lift IOC, FIFA Suspensions

(ATR) Kuwaiti government officials hope to reform sports laws that will comply to Olympic charter within two months.

Hungarian NOC Still Independent; 2024 Bid Unaffected

(ATR) A new law gives the Hungarian government discretion over Olympic sport funding, alters NOC's role.

IOC Won't Recognize Kuwait's Interim NOC

(ATR) IOC says the dissolution of Kuwait's Olympic Committee is a "blatant violation of the Olympic Charter".

Golden 25 #12 - Irish Peace Maker Patrick Hickey

(ATR) When trouble brews among the world's 206 NOCs the IOC calls upon its member in Dublin for solutions.

International Shooting Sport Federation Airs Dirty Laundry

(ATR) The ISSF investigates the politician at the center of a battle over autonomy of Kuwaiti sports organizations.

IOC "Disappointed" to Suspend Kuwait NOC -- On the Scene

(ATR) Pere Miro, IOC head of NOC relations, tells ATR there was “no other way” but to suspend the Kuwait NOC.

IOC Elated by UN Resolution on Sport Autonomy

(ATR) Thomas Bach is "very happy" about a recent resolution adopted by the United Nations.

EOC President: Autonomy and Good Governance "Vital To Our Very Existance"