Around the Rings founder discusses key aspects of Tokyo 2020 in interview with MSNBC: “A very hollow experience” with no spectators in the stands

Ed Hula, host of the “Tokyo Report” podcast, talks with MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian about whether the pandemic has destroyed sports.

Karl Heinz Huba, Olympic Newsletter Pioneer, 90

(ATR) Huba founded Sport Intern in 1968 to follow intrigue at the IOC ...

The Hula Report: A Hula on the Podium in PyeongChang

(ATR) For the first time in the Olympics, there's a Hula among the medal winners.

The Hula Report: PyeongChang Winner on Week One

(ATR) The Winter Olympic novice proves ready says PyeongChang veteran and ATR Editor Ed Hula.

Sochi Olympic Park -- Photodesk

(ATR) Over a year after the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, flags still fly in the Olympic Park.

Around the Rings On the Scene for World University Games, ANOCA General Assembly

Meet the Best - Olympic Beat Reporters Take Center Stage at ATR Newsmaker Breakfast Quebec

SportAccord delegates in Quebec City can hear from some of the world's best Olympic beat reporters on issues such as possible new sports and the shortlist for the 2020 Games at the Around the Rings Newsmaker Breakfast Thursday, May 24. 

Monday Memo: One Year to Go for London Olympics

One year to go events include an Around the Rings Newsmaker Breakfast Monday morning on "The Changing Face of TV Broadcasting for London 2012". ATR editor Ed Hula moderates a panel that includes the BBC, Nine Network and LOCOG.

Golf, Rugby Meet with IOC

(ATR) As the new Olympic sports of rugby and golf search for venues in Rio de Janeiro, leaders of both sports meet with IOC staff in Lausanne to plan for the 2016 Olympics.

Olympic Newsdesk- USOC Tax Filing; World Cup Terror Plot Thwarted

(ATR) USOC tax filings reveal salaries and revenue... Indian Olympic Association rejects term limits... VANOC president will chair OTP board... World Cup terror plot stopped in Iraq.

Bidding for the Games -- Chicago 2016 Spent $70.8 Million; Rome 2020

(ATR) Chicago 2016 spent $70.8 million in 2009... Munich 2018 opens office and names marketing director... PyeongChang 2018 athletes committee hold inaugural meeting...

Rio Report -- Olympic Venue Changes Coming?

(ATR) Rio 2016 organizers are  believed to be on the verge of seeking venue changes for four sports as well as media facilities.

Dubai Report -- IOC Counts on New Sponsor; Samaranch Memorial Date

(ATR) The IOC Executive Board meets in Dubai with summer and winter sports federations... A date set for a memorial service in Lausanne for the late Juan Antonio Samaranch...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Canadian Olympic Celebrations; Japanese PM Welcomes Olympians

(ATR) Canadian Olympic celebrations... New Zealand Olympic Committee secretary general resigns,,,Japanese PM welcomes Olympians.

Funeral Not the Last Memorial for Samaranch

(ATR) Even as Juan Antonio Samaranch is laid to rest after two services in Barcelona Thursday, plans are being made to hold other memorials for the former IOC president, Around the Rings has learned.

Obama Greets Olympians, USOC Builds Relations with Congress

(ATR) President Obama welcomes Olympians to the White House while the U.S. Olympic Committee opens a new chapter in its dealings with Congress.

Top Story Replay -- Volcanic Eruption Disrupts Olympic Travelers, Volleyball President Stepping Aside

(ATR) Volcanic eruptions disrupt travelers on Olympic business... New president coming for volleyball federation in 2012... International Atomic Energy Agency requests more funding to protect major sporting events.

Top Story Replay - 2016 Olympic Bids Head Back to Lausanne

(ATR) For one last time, leaders of the bids for the 2016 Olympics head back to Lausanne to meet with the IOC and make suggestions on how to change the bidding process. Bring back IOC visits says one city.

Bidding for the Games - 2016 Olympic Bids Head Back to Lausanne

(ATR) For one last time, leaders of the bids for the 2016 Olympics head back to Lausanne to meet with the IOC and make suggestions on how to change the bidding process. Bring back IOC visits says one city.

Bidding for the Games -- Olympic Plans Expected from Hiroshima, Tokyo

(ATR) Hiroshima and Tokyo are expected to produce initial plans for a 2020 Olympic bid by the end of June, Around the Rings is told.

London Latest - Budget Warning; Sculpture Unveiling; Waste Goals on Track

(ATR) Warnings for the London budget... Giant sculpture for Olympics... Waste goals on track... ODA contracts available.

Bidding for the Games -- Hiroshima 2020; Annecy 2018; Indian Olympic Hopes

(ATR) Hiroshima backtracks on Olympic bid budget... Annecy launches sponsorships for small and medium businesses... India looks at Olympics... Australia for 2018 Commonwealth Games...

Airport Olympic Official Predicts Short Lines Monday

(ATR) The head of the Vancouver International Airport’s Olympic planning says travelers leaving March 1 can expect shorter lines than at past Olympics.

Vancouver View - Millions of Mittens; Plushenko Creates Medal

(ATR) Three million Olympic mittens have been sold... Plushenko awards himself a medal... Lane violation costs a skater gold.

NHL Players for Sochi 2014: Unanswered Question

(ATR) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says there is no drop-dead date for negotiations to ensure NHL players remain in the Olympics.

Vancouver View - Hockey Tournament "Most Important", Security Questions, London Latest

(ATR) No decision yet on NHL players for the 2014 Olympics... VANOC questioned over opening ceremony security breach... London 2012 reports to IOC on youth program.

Op Ed: U.S. Recipe for 2028 Olympics

 (ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee takes the first steps in what will be an 18-year journey to the 2028 Olympics – the next time the Summer Games could possibly return to the U.S. Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula explains in this Op-Ed.

Olympic Newsdesk - Three Cities Make YOG Cut, IAAF Puts Thanou First

(ATR) Three cities certain for a vote on the 2014 Youth Olympics... IAAF declares a winner in the drugs-marred women's 100m in Sydney... New Sochi Paralympic logo.

Bidding for the Games - Munich; PyeongChang Government Support

(ATR) The 2018 Winter Olympic bids from PyeongChang and Munich solidify government support.

Olympic Newsdesk -- Greek Torchbearer Bans; New WADA Website

(ATR) The Hellenic Olympic Committee imposes lifetime torch bearing bans for any Olympians found guilty of doping... WADA unveils a new Web site.