ATR First: IOC Honors Samaranch on His Centennial

(ATR) A church in Lausanne will be the venue to pay tribute to Samaranch, elected IOC president 40 years ago this Thursday.


IOC Hosts Fukushima Teens to Winter YOG

(ATR) Students from the region of Japan recovering from the 2011 earthquake visit Lausanne.

Tokyo 2020 Unveils Details of Greece Torch Relay Events

Les ceremonies de Lausanne 2020

#ICYMI: Sistine Extravaganza, Morocco 2026 Confronts FIFA, Samaranch on Korea

(ATR) A look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.

Olympic Ceremonies Producer Turns to Sistine Chapel

(ATR) Marco Balich explores the genius of Michelangelo.

Paralympics Opening Ceremony -- Photodesk

(ATR) Check out a gallery of choice shots from the 2018 Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony.

Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly as Olympic Movement shows its support at Ancient Olympia

Olympic flame for PyeongChang 2018 shines brightly as Olympic Movement shows its support at Ancient Olympia The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 took place today in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

Olympic Rings to Arrive in Buenos Aires to Celebrate One Year Countdown to Youth Olympics

The setting up of the Olympic rings at the downtown obelisk of the Argentine capital city marked this Thursday the beginning of the final countdown for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

New Vision for the Youth Olympics with One Year to Go

(ATR) Argentinean IOC member Gerardo Werthein tells ATR keeping costs low is a key tenant of Buenos Aires YOG plans.

Kuczynski: Sports Education Crucial to Peruvian Success

(ATR) Peruvian President says sport must be reintroduced to education to teach fair play and honesty.

The Olympic flame of EYOF has arrived in Gyor!

After the ceremony in Rome, the flame of the European Youth Olympic Festival arrived in the host town on Wednesday afternoon.

EYOF flame lit up in Rome, arrives in Gyor on Wednesday

The Roman monument from ancient times, Ara Pacis Augustae witnessed a really special event: the flame of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Győr and the golden oil branch were lifted in an exceptional ceremony.

Refugee Olympic Team Earns Laureus Sport Award

(ATR) Laureus recognizes refugee Olympians who competed at Rio 2016 with a special award.

World's NOCs Invited to PyeongChang

(ATR) Olympic leaders extend invitation to PyeongChang 2018 to world; government officials declare support for Games.

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. 

Chinese Director to Organize Second Olympic Flag Handover

(ATR) Zhang Yimou will return to the Olympic stage to direct the Beijing 2022 Olympic flag handover.

Tokyo Ready to Break Ground on Olympic Stadium

(ATR) Construction on Tokyo's revamped Olympic Stadium will begin in a little more than a week.

Louisville Says Goodbye to Muhammad Ali -- On the Scene

(ATR) Thousands lined the streets for his procession and thousands more attended his memorial service on Friday

IOC President Heads to Muhammad Ali Funeral

(ATR) Thomas Bach will pay tribute to fellow Olympic gold medalist Muhammad Ali, joined by IOC colleagues in the U.S.

Olympic Flame Visit Shows 'Solidarity' of Olympic Movement

(ATR) Thomas Bach says having the Olympic Flame visit Lausanne sends a message of “solidarity, hope, and peace,” to the rest of the world.

Brazil Grasps Olympic Flame

(ATR) The flame for the Rio 2016 Olympics is now in Brazilian hands.

Rio 2016 Flame Lighting Ceremony -- Photodesk

(ATR) The Olympic flame for the Rio 2016 Olympics was kindled by the rays of a noontime sun in the traditional ceremony at ancient Olympia.

IOC Recognizes Importance of World Games -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also; FIBA releases 2016 3X3 World Tour calendar; FISU holds stone-laying ceremony for new headquarters.

Inclusive celebration of young people sees Belfast win bid to host 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games

Northern Ireland will host the VIIth Commonwealth Youth Games in the summer of 2021, promising an ambitious and inclusive sporting celebration to inspire the next generation of Commonwealth sports stars and leaders, it will be formally announced later today at a ceremony at Belfast City Hall.

PASO Congress Moved to Catch Rio 2016 Torch Arrival

(ATR) PASO leaders tell ATR the congress to review its proposed constitution revisions is moved to Brazil in May.

Bach Visits Los Angeles 2024 Venues -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also; 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup emblem unveiled; Asia Olympic qualifying competition for rifle, pistol, shotgun; Rio 2016 NOCs Press By Name deadline.

IOC President Reveals Refugee Camp Stop for Rio 2016 Relay

(ATR) Thomas Bach says Rio torch relay will stop at a refugee camp in Athens following the flame lighting at Olympia in April.

LA Olympics Bid to Capitalize on New NFL Stadium

(ATR) Los Angeles 2024 will have a nearly new sports venue to utilize after Rams relocate to Los Angeles.