Team Qatar and youth athletes join OCA Evaluation Committee on final day of Doha 2030 tour

Milan-Cortina 2026: Alpine Venues

(ATR) Italian bid may have to make a difficult decision should it win the IOC bid to host 2026 Olympics.

Casey Wasserman: No Changes to LA 2028 Bid -- ATRadio

(ATR) Los Angeles Olympic bid chief joins ATRadio to talk next steps for bid as it transitions towards 2028 Games.

Paris Prepares Responses for Few IOC 'Challenges'

(ATR) The IOC sprinkled its concerns throughout the Evaluation Commission report, but Paris is ready with explanations

Paris Asks Macron to Move Election Party

(ATR) City of Paris tells ATR Emmanuel Macron's team not upset by decision and it will not have any affect on 2024 bid.

CAS Decision Could Determine World Cup Qualifying

(ATR) Bolivian Football Federation and FIFA World Cup evaluation chairman Harold Mayne-Nicholls file appeals to CAS.

New Lima 2019 President Impresses in First PASO Visit

(ATR) PASO leadership leaves Lima today following productive evaluation visit for 2019 Pan American Games.

Beijing Snow a Concern for IOC

(ATR) IOC Evaluation Commission acknowledges Beijing's vision to incorporate winter sports into people’s lives.

Beijing 2022 IOC Evaluation Commission Visit -- Photodesk

(ATR) The IOC Evaluation Commission was in Beijing last week to assess the viability of a 2022 Olympic bid.

Beijing 2022 Games has "embraced the spirit and goals of Olympic Agenda 2020" and offers much more, as successful IOC Evaluation Commission concludes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission completed today its five-day visit to Beijing, with the city’s Bid having “embraced the spirit and goals of Olympic Agenda 2020” while offering much more.

Beijing 2022 outlines tremendous commercial potential to support the IOC's Agenda 2020 reforms

The Beijing 2022 Bid Committee made a strong pledge to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission today in Beijing, highlighting the tremendous commercial potential for the Olympic Movement from Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Beijing 2022 to boost winter sports market by inspiring 300 million people to take up winter sports

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission today visited Zhangjiakou, a popular skiing destination for over a decade that attracts 1.5 million people annually.

Beijing 2022 demonstrates why it is the right partner for the IOC to help carry Olympism into a new era

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit to Beijing has begun today with the Beijing 2022 bid looking to demonstrate it is the right partner for the IOC to further enhance the power of Olympism.

Strong Olympic legacy, modern infrastructure and proven reliability presented to IOC Evaluation Commission

Beijing 2022 is today beginning the first of a five-day schedule of venues visits and presentations for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission with a pledge to show the IOC Evaluation Commission members a “Beijing that they would not expect.”

IOC Evaluation Commission arrives in Beijing to experience Beijing 2022 Bid plans first-hand

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Evaluation Commission has arrived in Beijing ahead of a 5-day inspection visit of the Candidate City for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

IOC Evaluation Commission Heads to Beijing -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: The 2015 World Figure Skating Championships are underway in Shanghai, China.

Agenda 2020 Transforms Existing, Excellent Almaty 2022 Concept, Saving over Half a Billion US Dollars

Following the highly successful IOC Evaluation Commission visit to Almaty earlier this month, the Almaty 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid Committee revised their existing, extraordinary Games Concept by optimizing several events and locations.

Latest news from Beijing 2022

On February 10, six legendary Chinese athletes officially became Ambassadors of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Bid: Yao Ming, basketball star and NBA legend; Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, the illustrious pair skaters; Li Nina, multiple aerial skiing champion; Zhang Hong, Sochi 2014 gold medalist in long-track speed skating, and Hou Bin, Paralympic high jump champion.

IOC 2022 Evaluation Commission Visits Almaty -- Photodesk

(ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in Almaty, Kazakhstan for the IOC 2022 Evaluation Commission visit.

Almaty 2022 Promotes Compact Olympic Bid -- ATR Podcast

(ATR) An IOC evaluation commission is wrapping up its visit to Almaty, Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

Tokyo Marathon to Test 2020 Olympic Security -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Over 30,000 runners will participate in the Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 22--including 64 police officers.

Three Years To PyeongChang -- Monday Memo

(ATR) PyeongChang 2018 is marking three years to the Winter Olympics on Feb. 9 with a three-hour celebration.

Proud Lima-Peru Celebrate the Bicentennial of Organizing the World Games 2021

The Peruvian capital is competing with Birmingham (USA) and Ufa (Russia) to host the eleventh edition of the World Games 2021, an event that brings expertise together from 30 non-Olympic sports.

IAAF Evaluation Commission concludes visits to the three candidates for 2019 IAAF World Championships

The IAAF Evaluation Commission (EVCOM), under the chairmanship of IAAF Vice President Sebastian Coe (GBR), has now concluded its visits to the three candidate cities for the 2019 edition of the IAAF World Championships: Barcelona (ESP), Doha (QAT) and Eugene (USA).

Experience, Culture Build Strong World Games Bid for Lima

(ATR) The president of Peru`s NOC tells ATR Lima has "know-how" needed to host an event like the World Games. 

World Games Bid a Positive for Russian Sport

(ATR) The chief executive of Ufa`s bid committee for the 2021 World Games says the event will strengthen Russian sport.

Photodesk -- World Games Evaluation Commission Visits Birmingham

(ATR) Last Friday, World Games officials toured sites in Birmingham such as Railroad Park and Regions Field.

"Bounty of Local Support" For Birmingham World Games Bid

(ATR) The lead evaluator for the 2021 World Games says support from local officials strengthens Birmingham`s bid.

World Games Officials Impressed With Birmingham

(ATR) Max Bishop tells Around the Rings Birmingham, Alabama has a strong bid for the 2021 World Games.

U.S. Sports Chiefs Back Birmingham World Games Bid

(ATR) Existing facilities and distinct hospitality build Birmingham, Alabama a strong bid for the 2021 World Games.

Birmingham Prepared for World Games Visit

(ATR) Officials from Birmingham, Alabama tell ATR the city can host the 2021 World Games.

IOC Rejects Concerns for Leadership of 2022 Evaluation Team

(ATR) IOC backs Alexander Zhukov to lead Evaluation Commission, despite voting for a law said to discriminate against gays.

Madrid 2020: "Very satisfied" with the Evaluation Commission Report

Colombian President Makes Surprise Visit to Medellin 2018 Videoconference Studio to Support IOC Evaluation Commission Meeting

On the Scene: Diplomatic Triumphs Frame Istanbul 2020 IOC Visit

(ATR) Turkey is in the spotlight with major diplomatic developments as the IOC inspection team for the 2020 Olympic bids arrives in Istanbul.  Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula has more from Istanbul…

Rajoy: "We are ready"

Tokyo Promises Early Delivery of 2020 Games Full of Extras'

Tokyo 2020 Leaders Kick-off Evaluation Commission Visit

Bid City Blog -- Tokyo Enjoys Smooth Ride

(ATR) Tokyo 2016 appears to have succeeded with its handling of the IOC Evaluation Commission visit...Great hospitality and working conditions for the media, but lapses in information as well...more in the Bid City Blog, gathered on the scene in Tokyo by the Around the Rings team