Sponsor Spotlight - Dow Signs on for Sochi; Sustainability Award for Coke

(ATR) Dow Chemical picks up carbon sponsorship ... FIBA finds 3x3 partner ... ITTF signs new table supplier ... Coca-Cola wins Sochi sustainability award ... More inside this edition of Sponsor Spotlight ...

Dow Sponsors Sochi; Fasel on NHL Talks; Putin, Ahmadinejad on Wrestling

(ATR) Dow Chemical picks up carbon sponsorship for 2014 ... IIHF chief "optimistic" after latest talks ... Presidents of Russia, Iran protest wrestling's exclusion ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ....

Dow named Official Carbon Partner of Sochi 2014

Sponsor Spotlight - Audi Renews Ski Partnership; Dow, P&G Announce Earnings

(ATR) Audi doubles down on alpine world championships ... Dow, Procter & Gamble release earnings reports for Olympic period ... More inside this Sponsor Spotlight ...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Bolt Keen on Rio 2016, Targets "Different Goals"; Dow Recycles Stadium Wrap

(ATR) Usain Bolt might combine the sprints with 400m or long jump... Dow Chemical finally wins positive headlines for recycling plan after protest-hit build-up to Games... SportAccord president restates retirement plan... Big response to Brazil 2014 volunteer program

Sponsor Spotlight - New Visa Ad; Campaigns Summary; USOC Sustainability Program

(ATR) Michael Phelps stars in new Visa spot ... Seven TOP sponsors release ad campaigns ahead of Games ... London Assembly questions Dow Chemical sponsorship ... USOC unveils "Green Ring" initiative ... More inside ...

London Latest - Assembly Questions Dow Sponsorship; Swiss, Aussie, U.S. Teams

(ATR) London Assembly calls on LOCOG, IOC to "rethink" Dow Chemical's sponsorship ... Olympic team announcements from USA, Australia, Switzerland ... WADA chief tells dopers to "stay away" from Games ...

Assembly calls for rethink on Dow Chemical 2012 sponsorship

London Latest - Olympic Village Polyclinic Unveiled; Stadium Wrap Underway

(ATR) U.K.'s National Health Service to get polyclinic in legacy mode, LOCOG reveals ... Dow Chemical begins installing Olympic Stadium wrap ... More inside this edition of London Latest ...

Dow CEO on Boycott Talks; IIHF on Sochi Venue; Havelange Update

(ATR) Andrew Liveris responds to boycott talks in India ... Hockey officials tour Bolshoi Ice Dome ... Former FIFA president still in serious condition ... Last chance for "Thorpedo" in London? ...

P&G Chief Explains Olympic Sponsorship; Dow CEO Talks Bhopal Disaster

(ATR) Procter & Gamble CEO outlines reasoning behind worldwide Olympic sponsorship... Dow chairman says critics are trying to get into his company's "deep pockets" ... New partners for Indian NOC, USA Softball, more inside ... 

Dow Responds to WikiLeaks Document Dump; Coe Advises Japanese Athletes

(ATR) Dow Chemical does not condone the "theft of any private documents," Around the Rings is told ... LOCOG chairman visits Tokyo ... Union targets 2012 Olympics ... Premier League rivals bound for Bird's Nest ...

Putin Talks Olympics, World Cup; Coca-Cola, Dow Investigate Protestors

(ATR) Russian PM flags Sochi 2014, FIFA finals in presidential campaign ... WikiLeaks release shows Olympic sponsors hired an intelligence agency ... Argentina won’t boycott London 2012 ... Japanese sports back Tokyo 2020 ...

IOC Prepares for Dow Sponsorship Criticism in London

IOC marketing chief Gerhard Heiberg tells Around the Rings he’s ready for the critics when the Dow Chemical-supplied wrap is installed at the London Olympic Stadium… ATR European Editor Mark Bisson reports, including more on signing the next TOP Sponsors…

Sponsor Spotlight -- Coke Unveils Olympic Ad; BP Controversy

(ATR) Coca-Cola launches advertising campaign ... IOC marketing head reacts to turnovers with Rio 2016 ... Activists criticize BP sponsorship ....

Olympic Newsdesk - Rio 2016 Licensing; USA Hoops

(ATR) Rio 2016 launches licensing program ... Qatar celebrates first National Sports Day ... USA Basketball taps 21 women for 2012 consideration ... 

Sponsor Spotlight - Dow Undeterred; Acer Taps PR Agency; BP Stresses Olympics

(ATR) Bhopal controversy will not deter Dow Chemical from supporting London 2012, says VP of Olympic Operations ... Acer secures PR firm for London ... BP marketing plan .. Dow dividend ... Jamaican athlete support ...

Dow Undeterred; New London Legacy Corporation; Ullrich Verdict Ahead

(ATR) Bhopal controversy will not deter Dow Chemical from supporting London 2012, says VP of Olympic Operations ... London mayor creates legacy corporation ... CAS rules on another cyclist ... 

Dow Faces Backlash Over Stadium Wrap Install; BOA Wants Podium Finishes

(ATR) Dow Chemical set to court more controversy over its 2012 Olympics sponsorship when work begins soon on installation of Olympic stadium fabric wrap... BOA chief executive wants Team GB athletes to defy gloomy medal projections... Tender process launched for Olympic Park venue sponsorships.

Olympic Sponsor Recognition Low; Paralympians Raise Dow Concerns; GE Survey

(ATR) Survey finds Britons largely unaware of Olympic sponsors ... Paralympians from India join campaign against chemical giant ... GE study on Games technology ... More inside. 

IOC Revisits Illegal Gambling; Nuzman Wins Support for Re-Election

(ATR) Working group advances fight against illegal betting to implementation phase ... Brazilian Olympic Committee president wins federation endorsement ... Survey says Spain behind Madrid 2020 ... Baku cites luxury hotel growth ... 

Sponsor Spotlight - Visa Exec Moving On; New Partners for Canoe, Triathlon, IAAF

(ATR) Global Sponsorship Marketing chief to leave Olympic sponsor ... Watchdog commissioner for 2012 resigns over Dow Chemical controversy ... Busy week for canoeing, triathlon, athletics federations ... 

London Latest - First Olympic Park Legacy Event; Coe Hits Back at Report on Soaring Costs

(ATR) A cycling festival is announced as the first major legacy event to make use of the Olympic Park post-Games... Sebastian Coe responds to report claiming cost of Games will be over $18 billion... Games security provider G4S opens 2012 Recruitment Center

Sponsor Spotlight - Rio 2016 Auto Partner, Marketing Team; GE Earnings

(ATR) Rio 2016 tells Around the Rings to expect auto sponsor soon ... Marketing expert tells ATR that Rio "picked the right guy" for CCO ... GE earnings drop ... Bhopal group responds to Dow interview ... 

McDonald's Renews Olympic Sponsorship

(ATR) McDonald’s will be part of the Olympics through the 2020 Olympic Games with renewal of their worldwide sponsorship.

Dow Olympics VP on Bhopal Controversy, 2012 Stadium Wrap

(ATR) George Hamilton tells Around the Rings attempts to link Dow Chemical to a 1984 industrial disaster in Bhopal, India are "misinformed, misguided and misdirected" ... More in this wide-ranging Q&A.

Sponsors - McDonald's, IOC Close to Deal; Last Chance to Carry 2012 Torch

(ATR) Renewal possible during Innsbruck YOG ... British MP challenges Coe over Dow sponsorship ... London Olympics coming to U.S. in 3D ... Gillette names 2012 ambassadors ... Sainbury's calls for final nominations.

Medvedev Stresses Sochi 2014 Test Events; Denver Talks 2022 Olympic Costs

(ATR) Russian president attends briefing ahead of first full season of test events ... Atos doubles down on sports data ... Bhopal victims continue call for Dow's removal as sponsor ... Games could cost Denver $1.5 billion.

Rogge Awarded Legion of Honor; Arab Games End; Pin Points

(ATR) French president bestows IOC president with honor ... Arab Games close in Doha ... Agent Orange victims group protests Dow sponsorship ... FIVB presidential race heats up ... Olympic pin news ...

IOC Responds to Dow Controversy; Crosby Joins Winter YOG Ambassadors

(ATR) IOC confirms receipt of protest letter from Indian Olympic Association ... "Sid the Kid" rounds out Innsbruck 2012 ambassadors ... Australia, South Korea look ahead to 2012 performances.