Joint statement on spectator capacities at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

IOC Statement on the Appointment of Hashimoto Seiko as Tokyo 2020 President

Italy Agrees to IOC Demands

(ATR) Italy’s outgoing government at the 11th hour guarantees autonomy of Italian Olympic Committee, avoiding sanctions.

FrancsJeux: Avec Impact 2024, le sport francais joue collectif

FrancsJeux reports en francais about new French sport alliance ahead of Paris 2024 ... 

ICYMI: Clearing the Air in Italy, Favorites Emerging in Premier 12, IOC President Could Ease Tensions in Africa

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

Clearing the Air in Italy

(ATR) The IOC, the Italian government and CONI meet next week to ensure planned sport reforms conform to Olympic Charter.

Monday Memo: Queensland Olympic Pitch, U.S. Assembly

(ATR) Also on the calendar this week: sentencing for FIFA scoundrel … Tokyo Paralympics chefs briefing … surfing in Japan.

On your marks...

Joint letter from three host regions' governments underlines powerful political support behind Stockholm Are 2026

ICYMI: Takeda Inquiry Dropped; Junior PanAm Games; Rio Suppliers in Limbo

(ATR) Here are our staff picks for articles this week they really want you to know about.

Spain Gives IOC Assurance on Kosovar Athletes

(ATR) New guidelines allow athletes from Kosovo to compete under their own flag in Spain.

Tokyo Reports Improved Odaiba Water Quality

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 reports an experiment in underwater netting produced improved water quality at triathlon venue.

Japanese Cabinet Reshuffle Affects Tokyo 2020

(ATR) New minister Yoshitaka Sakurada could meet with Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori as soon as tomorrow.

Beijing Olympics in Full Construction Mode

(ATR) Four years to the 2022 Olympics, there seems to be no construction delay....

Deadline Pressures for Tokyo Paralympics

(ATR) Tokyo officials say the IPC warned them about deadlines, but the IPC says it's only about hotels.

Denver Mulls Privately Funded 2030 Olympics

(ATR) The Colorado capital reignites its desire to host the Olympics decades after turning them down.

Korean Adoptees on a Mission at PyeongChang Games

(ATR) The South Korean team includes athletes adopted to foreign countries, looking for their parents. Aaron Bauer reports from PyeongChang.

Australia Adds Weight to Women's World Cup Bid

(ATR) Australia seems determined to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, adding more financial support to its bid.

Paris 2024 Bid Committee Ends with Surplus

(ATR) The Paris 2024 Olympic bid committee gives 5 million euros back to the city, regional and state governments.

Tokyo Governor's Political Ambition Could Affect Olympics

(ATR) Yuriko Koike has one week to decide if she will run for Japanese parliament and challenge Shinzo Abe.

ATR First: Kuwait NOC Suspension a 'Long-Term Problem'

(ATR) IOC deputy director general Pere Miro is not optimistic the Kuwait government's interference with NOC will end soon.

2019 Pacific Games

The Pacific Games Council will now formally terminate the Host Agreement with Tonga. 

Deadline Set for Tonga 2019

(ATR) The Pacific Games Council says Tonga has until June 30 to resolve the 2019 Pacific Games situation.

On the Scene: POCOG President Says Games Open to All

(ATR) The head of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics says he thinks Russian athletes will compete in South Korea next February. ATR's Aaron Bauer is in Korea.

Meetings Quest in Atlantic City to Feature Educational Sessions on How to Elevate Your Events and Manage Potential Crises

Meetings Quest will continue its tradition of addressing the most relevant topics impacting meeting planners Mar. 14–15

Interim Korean Government Presents PyeongChang 2018 Plans

(ATR) Preparations for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics must go on despite national government turmoil.

Golden 25 - #11 - Sheikh Ahmad

(ATR) The president of ANOC is a leading voice for the national Olympic committees of the world.

OpEd: WADA Must Be Reinforced and Publicly Supported

WADA executive Thorhild Widvey argues the agency should be strengthened, not replaced.

IOC Won't Recognize Kuwait's Interim NOC

(ATR) IOC says the dissolution of Kuwait's Olympic Committee is a "blatant violation of the Olympic Charter".

Government Ousts Kenya Olympic Committee

(ATR) Sports minister Hassan Wario says NOC officials mismanaged the Rio 2016 Olympics.