2 Minutes: Japanese IOC Member Faces Glare of Controversy

(ATR) This week's 2 Minutes: Tsunekazu Takeda is drawn into the vote-buying scandal linked to ex-IAAF boss Lamine Diack.

#ICYMI: FIFA Trial; IOC Suspends Fredericks; Lima 2019 Progress

(ATR) A roundup of the stories you may have missed this week.

IOC Suspends Frank Fredericks

(ATR) The IOC suspends Frank Fredericks after waiting for recommendation from its Ethics Commission.

Rio 2016 Leader Meets Brazilian Police

(ATR) The attorney for Carlos Nuzman says police raids for evidence of IOC member vote-buying are a "media spectacle".

Athletics Integrity Unit Flexes Power, Suspends Fredericks

(ATR) Namibia's sole IOC member Frank Fredericks has provisionally lost his final sports administration position.


Following an application by the Athletics Integrity Unit, the Chairman of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal, Michael Beloff QC, has imposed an order for provisional suspension of IAAF Council Member Frank Fredericks pending investigation of a potential breach of the IAAF Code of Ethics.

12 Members Absent from Extraordinary IOC Session

(ATR) A dozen IOC members are not in Lausanne, some facing international scrutiny, while others must stay home.

IOC: 2024 Bids 'Embrace' Agenda 2020

(ATR) Patrick Baumann says the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2024 Games has a tough decision ahead.

Fredericks Steps Aside from IAAF Council Amid Corruption Probe

(ATR) Namibian IOC member quits IAAF duties pending results of IOC ethics investigation.

IOC Members Under Legal Pressures

(ATR) IOC members Frank Fredericks, Camiel Eurlings wrestle with legal questions…

Patrick Baumann Replaces Fredericks on 2024 Commission

(ATR) IOC chief Thomas Bach taps SportAccord president to lead 2024 Evaluation Commission after Fredericks departure.

Decision of Recommendation to the IOC Executive Board Regarding Frank Fredericks

The IOC Ethics Commission recommends the removal of Frank Fredericks of all IOC commissions he is a member of.

Frank Fredericks Quits IOC Posts Amid Corruption Probe

(ATR) Frank Fredericks resigns as IOC evaluation chief for 2024 Olympic bids amid ethics probe into Rio 2016 vote-buying allegations


Frank Fredericks Quits IAAF Taskforce on Russia

(ATR) IOC member from Namibia steps aside to ensure "taskforce's mission is seen as free and fair."

Frank Fredericks Linked to Diack Corruption Probe

(ATR) IOC member in Namibia rejects suspicions he backed Rio 2016 in exchange for cash.

Golden 25 - #4 - Frank Fredericks, 2024 Olympic Bids Inspector

(ATR) The famous runner from Namibia is about to become the most famous member of the IOC in 2017.

IOC in Buenos Aires to Inspect Youth Olympic Hosts

(ATR) The IOC is making its third visit to Buenos Aires to check on progress for the next Youth Olympics.

New Athletes' Commission Chair; Libyan NOC Chief Released; New IRB CEO

(ATR) Claudia Bokel is the new IOC Athletes' Commission chair ... Libyan Olympic Committee president released by kidnappers ... Brett Gosper new IRB CEO.

U.S. IOC Member Declares for Executive Board

(ATR) Senior U.S. IOC member Anita DeFrantz tells Around the Rings she is eager to return to the Executive Board … ATR Editor Ed Hula spoke with her shortly after she declared her candidacy to IOC colleagues …

Elections Bring Change to IOC Leadership

(ATR) Elections in July for five seats on the IOC Executive Board will mean some new faces at the top, possibly one from the U.S. ... ATR’s Ed Hula reports.

On the Scene -- IOC President Tours U.S. Olympic Training Center

(ATR) Equal parts questioner and comedian, Jacques Rogge looks right at home in his return to Colorado Springs. Matthew Grayson reports from the Fifth International Athletes' Forum.

Spurs Plan to Demolish 2012 Olympic Stadium; Fredericks Backs Hammers Bid

(ATR) Tottenham Hotspur plan to knock down most of London's Olympic Stadium ... Frank Fredericks supports West Ham stadium bid... Rumblings of Games-time strikes... Team GB's football coach.

Golden 25 -- African Leaders #21, #22

(ATR) Two African sports leaders take the 21st and 22nd positions in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2011, the ranking of the most influential personalities for the Olympic movement in the year ahead.

African Olympic Vow; FIBA Hall of Fame; Phelps Too Slow

(ATR) IOC member says he’ll do what he can for Africa ... FIBA Hall of Fame gets Class of 2010 ... Phelps returns to medley, not to form ... South African back from gender tests ...

ATR Newsmaker Breakfast: Software of Sport

(ATR) Winning the right to host the 2012 London Olympics has become a huge catalyst for change in Britain, ranging from competition on the playing field to competition to stage major events.

Olympic Newsdesk - Fredericks 2014 YOG Watchdog; IOC, French NOC Discuss Channel

(ATR) Frank Fredericks will chair the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games... The IOC tells Around the Rings it has no immediate concerns over plans by the French Olympic Committee to launch a sports channel.

Sports Olympic Hopefuls, Minus Golf, Press Case in Africa

(ATR) Six of the seven sports seeking a place on the program for the 2016 Games got the chance to explain why this week to African Olympic leaders. Only golf was absent.

On the Scene -- Youth Olympics Program Announced, Congress Deadline Extended

(ATR) At the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, the IOC decides the program for the 2010 Youth Olympics and the deadline is extended for submissions to the 2009 Virtual Olympic Congress

On the Scene in Lausanne -- IOC Executive Board Meets, 2012 YOG Locale Picked Friday

(ATR) The IOC Executive Board's final meeting of the year starts today...Choice between 2012 Youth Games cities revealed Friday