New roles in IOC management

Minsk 2019 Briefing Begins

(ATR) Second edition of the European Games is less than a year away.

NOCs Check Minsk 2019 European Games Progress

(ATR) Delegates from 12 NOCs are holding meetings with European Games organizers in the Belarusian capital.

Third European Games Host Tender to Open in May

(ATR) EOC chief Janez Kocijancic says several cities are interested in hosting with a decision to be made by end of 2018.

ATR First: AIBA Executive Director Resigns

(ATR) William Louis-Marie says the governance issues the boxing federation faces make it impossible to do his job.

EOC's Kocijancic predicts "sustainable and spectacular Games" as Minsk 2019 Host City Contract is signed

Los Angeles, Paris Ready for IOC Inspection -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: FIFA Congress in Bahrain; IPC reviews Tokyo 2020; Baku hosts Islamic Games; South Korea elects next leader.

Challenges Ahead for Minsk 2019 European Games

(ATR) The EOC tells Around the Rings that Minsk 2019 will be smaller than first European Games in Baku.

Karl Stoss Skeptical of Simultaneous 2024, 2028 Olympics Vote -- ATRadio

(ATR) OOC chief joins ATRadio to talk PyeongChang preps, Olympic host selections and issues with fledgling European Games.

European Games Find 2019 Host

(ATR) A decision is made by the European Olympic Committees amid calls for delay.

Bach Prepares for Busy Week in Tokyo -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: EOC General Assembly begins; FIG president election; FIS celebrates 50th World Cup anniversary;

Baku 2015 anniversary brings new logo and look for EOC

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is today marking the first anniversary of the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, by announcing that a new logo and look for the EOC and for all its major events – including the European Games and European Youth Olympic Festival – will be launched later this year.

Row Over European Championships

(ATR) European Olympic Committees unhappy over attempts to limit federations at multi-sport events...

Russia in Pole Position for 2019 European Games Hosting

(ATR) Russia remains the preferred bidder despite new allegations about a state-supported doping cover-up.

Pound Blasts Russia Reforms; Hickey on Meldonium at Baku 2015

(ATR) Former WADA chief Richard Pound says Russia faces a race against time to revamp its doping system, claims there is "a wall of denial".

Russia Still "Preferred" Choice for 2019 European Games

(ATR) EOC president Patrick Hickey says Russia is still the first choice for the second edition of the European Games.

Hickey Teases 2019 European Games Announcement

(ATR) EOC president Patrick Hickey tells ATR an announcement regarding 2019 European Games will come Nov. 20.

Hickey Denies $500 Million Price Tag Will Deter European Games Bids

(ATR) EOC sets "reasonable" operating budget of $500m for future European Games... Next edition slated for June 2019

Core Sports Plan for European Games; Winter Version Possible

(ATR) Pat Hickey tells Around the Rings he hopes athletics and swimming will be among five or six core sports for upcoming Games.

EOC looks to the future of European Games with Baku blueprint

EOC’s Baku 2015 Debrief underway in Rome

Olympians Could Compete Amid "Medieval" Sewage System in Rio -- Media Watch

(ATR) One public health expert compares Rio's sewage system to that of London or Paris in the 14th or 15th century.

Top Speakers Join Line-up for HOST CITY 2015

HOST CITY 2015 Conference and Exhibition continues to attract top experts and key decision makers to speak at its event with Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg, Baku 2015 European Games Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg CBE and Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events for VisitScotland, the latest big names to join the line-up. 

Hickey to Meet Pope, Aiding Preps for Vatican Convention

(ATR) EOC president to meet Pope Francis this week ahead of Baku 2015 European Games debrief in Rome. 

Two Cities, One Country Bidding for 2019 European Games -- Top Story Replay

(ATR) From Tuesday: Hickey tells ATR "heavy negotiations” ongoing with two cities in one Eastern European country.

Two Cities, One Country Bidding for 2019 European Games

Pat Hickey tells ATR he is in “heavy negotiations” with two cities in one Eastern European nation to stage the 2019 edition

Hickey Slams European Games Critics; Three Bids for 2019 Edition -- On the Scene

Pat Hickey attacks Western European nations for criticizing Baku 2015 and Azerbaijan's human rights record. Mark Bisson reports

Sports Leaders Consider Azeri Olympic Aspirations -- ATRadio

(ATR) Also: Olympian Max Metzker reflects on the 1980 Moscow Games, an Olympics "no one wants to talk about."

Is Baku Ready for 2024? -- Op Ed

(ATR) Baku ponders an Olympic bid after European Games success but still may not be ready to host the big kahuna.

EOC President: Baku Capable of Hosting Olympics -- ATRadio

(ATR) Baku is on its way as a major sports host, says European Olympic Committees chief Pat Hickey.

Baku 2015 Closing Ceremony -- Photodesk

(ATR) A look at the big finale from the inaugural European Games