Naomi Osaka ousted from the Tokyo 2020 tennis tournament

Osaka loses in straight sets in the third round, just four days after lighting the cauldron to open the Games.

2021 Year of Golf for Japan

(ATR) Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama to light Tokyo Olympics cauldron?

Tokyo Torch Relay Begins in 100 Days

(ATR) Tokyo Skytree lit up in colors of Tokyo 2020 torch to mark the milestone.

Muhammad Ali's Torch Not in Lausanne

(ATR) It turns out the IOC does not have the torch that Muhammad Ali used to light the cauldron at the 1996 Olympics.

Atlanta 1996 Cauldron Burns Again

(ATR) The cauldron will be re-lit for a few hours this Saturday during the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials.

Baku 2019 EYOF kicks off with lively Opening Ceremony


Tokyo 2020 Selects Cauldron Location

(ATR) An Olympic Cauldron will be put in Tokyo's bay area so the general public can see the Olympic flame.

Sites Agreed for Tokyo 2020 Games Cauldron

Olympic Monuments to Stay Close to Home

(ATR) Georgia State University is the current owner of the Atlanta Olympic rings and cauldron. 

LA 2024 Unveils Groundbreaking Citywide Ceremonies Concept

LA 2024 has set its sights on attracting the largest in-stadium, citywide and TV audiences in Olympic Ceremonies history. 

The Hula Report: Breakfast With Champions

(ATR) Editor Ed Hula chats up IOC Pres. Thomas Bach at the end of his first day in Rio ...

On the Scene: Celebrating Muhammad Ali Olympic Legacy

(ATR) The IOC president calls the lighting of the caldron at the ’96 Olympics Muhammad Ali’s greatest Olympic moment.

Energy Efficient Cauldron for Rio

(ATR) Rio 2016 will keep their pledge of sustainability all the way to the Olympic cauldron.

Two Possible Solutions for Tokyo 2020 'Cauldron Conundrum'

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 organizers will place the Olympic cauldron either near the field of play or outside of the new National Stadium.

Paes Details Olympic Logistical Plans

(ATR) Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes says all citywide logistical operations for the Olympics are ready.

Tokyo 2020 Forms Olympic Cauldron Task Force -- On the Scene

(ATR) Games chiefs hold talks to find a solution to the gaffe that left Olympic cauldron off new national stadium design.

Tokyo 2020 Blames Sports Minister for Cauldron Issue

(ATR) Yoshiro Mori says sports minister Hiroshi Hase should be held responsible for Olympic Cauldron gaffe.

Tokyo 2020 Stadium Missing a Cauldron

(ATR) Japan is topping the podium when it comes to issues in getting a new Olympic stadium built.

Pan Am Flame Makes Early Arrival in Toronto

(ATR) The Pan American Games open in dramatic style in Toronto.

Australian Officials Hope Santa Delivered Freeman Body Suit

(ATR) Secretary general of Australia's Olympic Committee says she's "delighted Santa has delivered this present."

Organizers Tackle Asian Games Challenges

(ATR) Operational, security and transportation issues plague Asian Games organizers.

London 2012 Delivers Legacy Goal Ahead of Schedule

(ATR) London 2012 reached its $18.7 billion four-year trade and industry boost twice as fast as expected.

Russian Winter Greats Ignite Cauldron

(ATR) Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak were charged with lighting the Olympic Cauldron at Fisht Olympic Stadium. 

Space Torch to Light Sochi 2014 Olympic Cauldron

The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced that the Cauldron at the Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games will be lit using the Torch that travelled to outer space during the Olympic Torch Relay. The lighting of the Olympic Cauldron is traditionally the highlight to the Opening Ceremony and the identity of the torchbearer lighting the flame is traditionally a well-kept secret. Each host country of the Games strives to make the lighting ceremony the most spectacular and memorable.

Atlanta Cauldron Facing Possible Relocation

(ATR) The 1996 Atlanta Olympic cauldron could be on the move again in a few years.

On-the-Scene Photos and Video: Olympic Flame Arrives in Moscow

(ATR) Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula is in Moscow to witness the arrival of the Olympic flame. Russia's President Vladimir Putin lit the Olympic cauldron to mark the beginning of the Sochi torch relay. The relay will take 123 days and some 14,000 torch runners will handle the Sochi flame.

London 2012 cauldron to go on display at Museum of London

Grading the Games -- London Sets New Standard

(ATR) A week after the London Olympics closing ceremony, it is still tempting to use the word "perfect" to describe the 2012 Games. Around the Rings Grades the Games...

Cauldron Missing from Olympic Park Landscape

(ATR) London 2012 saves millions by not building a grand cauldron…ATR’s Ed Hula reports from London…