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Olympics Under the Microscope with Corruption Scandals -- Media Watch

(ATR) The arrest of Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman has drawn criticism to the International Olympic Committee.

Trump Problem for U.S. Olympic Bid?

(ATR) As Donald Trump assails Obama over Chicago 2016, an IOC member warns a President Trump could affect the LA 2024 bid.

World Sport Chicago names Kam Buckner as executive director

World Sport Chicago today announced the hiring of Kam Buckner as the organization’s executive director. 

Wearing Games Jacket, Billy Payne Talks Golf, Olympics

(ATR) The leader of the last Summer Olympics on U.S. soil tells Around the Rings the country's next bid will be a winner. ATR's Matthew Grayson reports from the Governor's Mansion in Atlanta.

Top Story Replay - Many Hoops Ahead for U.S. Olympic Bid

(ATR) Even with a new revenue-sharing deal with the IOC out of the way, there are plenty more hoops and hurdles to clear before the U.S. can launch a new bid for the Olympic Games. ATR’s Ed Hula has more in this OpEd, originally published May 29.

OpEd - Many Hoops Ahead for U.S. Olympic Bid

(ATR) Even with a new revenue-sharing deal with the IOC out of the way, there are plenty more hoops and hurdles to clear before the U.S. can launch a new bid for the Olympic Games. ATR’s Ed Hula has more in this OpEd, for subscribers only  …

Obama's Costly Trip to Copenhagen; London Olympic Park's New Look

(ATR) Trip on behalf of Chicago 2016 totaled more than $450,000, watchdog reports ... London Olympic Park gets largest standalone work of art ... AIPS brokers Israeli-Palestine bonding.

Golden 25 -- U.S. Dynamic Duo # 19

(ATR) Two leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee make progress advancing the international status of what may be the most important National Olympic Committee in the world. USOC chair Larry Probst and secretary general Scott Blackmun share 19th place in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2011, the ranking of the most influential personalities for the Olympic movement in the year ahead.

Olympic Newsdesk -- Rhythmic Gymnastics, FIVB, FIBA World Championships

(ATR) Russia tops medal table at rhythmic worlds ... Four teams undefeated at women’s basketball champs … World Equestrian Games heat up … Men's volleyball champs … Daley downplays Chicago bid

Rio Report -- Olympic Venue Changes Coming?

(ATR) Rio 2016 organizers are  believed to be on the verge of seeking venue changes for four sports as well as media facilities.

Olympic Newsdesk -- Chicago Mayor Anger; Hopes for Caribbean Games

(ATR) Chicago mayor Richard Daley is still angry Chicago won't host the 2016 Olympics... Caribbean Olympic leaders hold out hope for a regional games... NOC elections for Nigeria postponed..

Olympic Insider Testifies in Madrid; Australia's Coates Says Cuts Insulting

(ATR) Noted Olympic collector testifies in Madrid trial... Australian Olympic Committee chief criticizes proposed funding cuts... Chicago 2016 bid member found dead...

Rio de Janeiro Flying High Over 2016 Olympics Win

(ATR) Brazilian President Lula wept for joy as he faced the media with leaders of the jubilant team from Rio de Janeiro shortly after winning the 2016 Summer Games.

Media Watch: Reaction from losing 2016 cities

(ATR) Disappointment was obvious in Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo as they were eliminated for the 2016 Olympics.

Final Hours for 2016 Olympics Marathon

(ATR) More than two years after it started, the longest campaign ever for a Summer Olympics comes to an end later today when the IOC chooses between Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

On the Scene in Copenhagen: 2016 Olympic Bids Seek Edge

Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero pushes for Madrid... Governor Shintaro Ishihara speaks for Tokyo... Obamas Captain Chicago 2016 Team...

Bidding for the Games: Spanish Olympic Committee Member Defends Criticism of Rio, Security Plans in Copenhagen

(ATR) Row escalates between Madrid and Rio 2016 bid teams... Security planning for the heads of state coming to the IOC Session... On the scene coverage from Copenhagen.

On the Scene -- White House Copenhagen Plans

(ATR) Add Vice President Joe Biden to the list of White House officials lobbying for the Chicago Olympic bid. Biden's role was revealed at a White House press briefing about White House plans for Copenhagen and the IOC vote for the 2016 Olympics.

Source -- Obama to Copenhagen for Chicago Olympic Bid

(ATR) U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen next week to support the Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympics, a source familiar with planning for the IOC meeting tells Around the Rings.

Bidding for the Games -- Rio Hotels, Trees; The Obama Letter

(ATR) Rio de Janeiro aims to grow trees and hotel rooms... President Obama's letter for Chicago 2016 to IOC members

Q&A with Valerie Jarrett, White House Olympic Chief

(ATR) Barack Obama may not be able to make the IOC Session in Copenhagen, but his top adviser on the Chicago bid says the U.S. President is ready to pick up the phone to call IOC members in these final days of the campaign. More in an Around the Rings Q&A with senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Olympic Bid is Top Topic at USOC Vancouver Press Conference

(ATR) Questions about Chicago 2016 dominated a press conference by the U.S. Olympic Committee leadership where the upcoming Vancouver Olympics were supposed to be the main subject

By the Book: 2016 Transport

Bus and rail systems are included in plans for 2016 transport.  In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at plans of Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 transport.

Olympic Network on Hold, USOC Pledges Cooperation

(ATR) The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee admits it "was not a good move" to announce plans for a U.S. Olympic Network last month -- against the wishes of the IOC. Now promising to cooperate with the IOC, Larry Probst says those plans are on hold.

By the Book: 2016 Paralympics

(ATR) Chicago and Tokyo have plans to begin the Paralympics in August, while Madrid and Rio have plans to begin in September. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at plans of Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Paralympics.

By the Book: 2016 Ticket Prices

Ticket prices as high as $1,600 and as low as $10 are included in plans for the 2016 Games. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the ticket prices for Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Games.

2016 Bids at IAAF Worlds, Plan for Rugby and Golf

(ATR) The 2016 Olympic bid cities are in Berlin at the IAAF World Championships -- and already making plans for rugby and golf. On the scene coverage inside from Berlin.

By the Book: 2016 Olympic Ceremonies

Three of the four bid cities will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at their athletics venue. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the Olympic Ceremonies of Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Olympics.

2016 Olympic Bid Chiefs See Tight Race

(ATR) The leaders of the four bids for the 2016 Olympics see a tight race as they head to the IOC vote with two months to go. CEO's from each bid speaks to Around the Rings about what’s ahead for them.

By the Book: 2016 Olympic Wrestling Venues

(ATR) All four cities will have wrestling venues located less than 10 km from the Olympic Village for the 2016 Olympics. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of wrestling.

By the Book: 2016 Olympic Weightlifting Venues

(ATR) Three of the four bid cities have existing venues for weightlifting for the 2016 Olympics. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of weightlifting.

By the Book: 2016 Olympic Tennis Venues

(ATR) All four bid cities propose different capacities for the various tennis courts for the 2016 Olympics. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of tennis.

Chicago 2016's Proposed Olympic Village Moving Forward

Chicago 2016 and Chicago Park District Youth Conclude a Summer of Olympic Spirit

USTA Regional Training Centers Launch in Chicago

Chicago 2016 Center Stage at Lollapalooza

By the Book: 2016 Olympic Handball Venues

(ATR) Three of the four bid cities' handball venues will require only temporary construction. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of handball.

By the Book: 2016 Olympic Canoe-Kayak Venues

(ATR) All four 2016 bid cities include  two separate canoe venues, one for flatwater sprint and one for slalom canoe. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of canoe-kayak..

Hurdles to Clear for US Olympic Network

(ATR) The USOC and IOC appear to be searching for a way to defuse a dispute over the launch an Olympic channel in the U.S., a channel the IOC worries could pose a threat to the value of TV rights for the Olympic Games.