FrancsJeux: Guy Drut, une sortie mediatique qui pose question

FrancsJeux reports en francais claims by IOC member in France that plans for Paris 2024 are obsolete .. 

FrancsJeux: Avec Guy Drut, l'esprit doit rester olympique

FrancsJeux interviews IOC member Guy Drut en francais on effort to get the Olympic Spirit on UNESCO's World Heritage List.


Paris 2024 Begins Recruitment Phase

(ATR) The first position open for the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee is chief executive officer.

On the Scene: Paris Launches 2024 Olympics Victory Lap

(ATR) The Paris bid steals the spotlight Sunday in Lima as Los Angeles jets to Peru.

IOC Members Wowed by LA and Paris Bid Pitches

(ATR) They tell Around the Rings there is little to choose between the two cities in the Olympic race.

Paris 2024 Welcomes Endorsement from European Athletics

The Paris 2024 Bid Committee has welcomed today’s announcement that the EAA is backing Paris to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

European Olympic Committees Head to Minsk

(ATR) Annual general assembly won't include Patrick Hickey or 2024 Olympic bids.

Paris 2024 Olympic Bid Team Takes Shape

(ATR) ATR has learned that Bernard Lapasset and Tony Estanguet will be the faces of the Paris bid.

France May Adopt Munich Approach to Olympic Bid

(ATR) French IOC member Guy Drut says the referendum that rejected a Munich Olympic bid may “inspire” a similar vote to decide if his country bids for the 2024 Games.

Arsenal Boss Stars for Annecy 2018 Olympic Bid

(ATR) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tells Around the Rings he is impressed with the Annecy 2018 Winter Olympics bid pitch at SportAccord.

French 2020 Olympic Bid Likely if Annecy Misses Out on 2018

(ATR) French sports minister Chantal Jouanno expects France to bid for the 2020 Olympics if Annecy fails in its efforts to secure the 2018 Winter Games.

IOC Inspection Chief Cautious in Praise for Annecy 2018 Winter Olympic Bid

(ATR) The 2018 IOC Evaluation Commission leader is impressed with the "very strong governmental support" for Annecy... Bid chief Charles Beigbeder: "I think we are en route to win." ATR's European editor Mark Bisson reports from Annecy.

Olympic Photodesk -- IOC Evaluation Commission Visits Annecy

(ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene in Annecy for the IOC Evaluation Commission's visit to the 2018 Winter Olympic bid city. More from ATR Editor Ed Hula and European Editor Mark Bisson in this Olympic Photodesk.

Sarkozy Gets Behind New Annecy 2018 Bid Chief

(ATR) Around the Rings is told that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and sports minister Chantal Jouanno are endorsing Charles Beigbeder as the new CEO for the Annecy 2018 Olympic bid. ATR European editor Mark Bisson reports.

Rogge Urges Troubled Annecy Bid to Stay in 2018 Race

(ATR) IOC president Jacques Rogge tells Around the Rings he has encouraged French sports leaders to push forward with Annecy's 2018 bid and believes they will not drop out of the race. 

Annecy Searches for CEO; Munich Government Support

(ATR) Annecy 2018 tells Around the Rings the search for a new leader could drag on until January... German political leaders push for Munich... Lillehammer for 2016 YOG.

Bidding for the Games - Annecy 2018 Looks for New Leader

(ATR) The Annecy bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics suffers a new blow: resignation of its CEO.

2018 Bids Make Speedy Presentations to Asian Olympic Leaders

(ATR) With just 10 minutes each to impress delegates at the Olympic Council of Asia general assembly in Guangzhou, the bid teams for the 2018 Winter Games had no time to waste Saturday.

Op Ed: Munich Holds Early Lead in Race for 2018 Olympics

In the early hours of the race for the 2018 Winter Olympics, a first-time bid from Munich appears to be the city to beat.

On the Scene: IOC Members Comment on the Choice of Rio de Janeiro for 2016

(ATR) Anita DeFrantz, Thomas Bach, Dick Pound, Gerhard Heiberg and C.K. Wu are among nearly a dozen IOC members who gave their views to Around the Rings on Rio's selection as the 2016 Olympic city. They also say why they felt Chicago failed to make it to the final round of voting, as was widely expected.