No spectators, no protests as Olympic flame is handed over to Beijing 2022 at historic Panathenaic Stadium in Athens

The flame is due to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday. Pandemic protocols forced the cancellation of the traditional Torch Relay across Greece.

Olympic Flame for Beijing 2022 lit in Ancient Olympia as protesters interrupt the ceremony

Greek skier Iannis Antoniou is the first torchbearer passing the flame to former Chinese short track speed skater Li Jiajun . Small group stages protest during ceremony.

PRESS RELEASE Belarus: Solidarity with the Athletes' Movement BSSF and Appeal to the Human Rights Due Diligence of Sport Federations

FIFA and Qatar invite Member Associations to discuss human rights with international experts ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

Belarus Athletes Call for International Support

(ATR) Leaders of a Belarus group of athletes pushing for change face criminal charges.

Top Story Replay: Romney Proposes Economic, Diplomatic Boycott for Beijing 2022

(ATR) Ex-Salt Lake City chief calls for help from NBC to protest against China.

David Grevemberg joins Centre for Sport and Human Rights

Romney Proposes Economic, Diplomatic Boycott for Beijing Olympics

(ATR) Ex-Salt Lake City chief calls for help from NBC to protest against China.

Media Watch: New Cost Concerns for Tokyo 2020

Also: The case for and against a potential Beijing 2022 boycott; India puts Tokyo 2020 athletes high on vaccination list

Olympic and Paralympic Sponsors Must Protect Athletes' Rights to Freedom of Expression

As Tokyo Goes, So Goes Beijing 2022

(ATR) One year to go and still a surprise ... 

ICYMI: Cortina 2021 Concerns; Biden and the Olympics; Belarus Hockey Decision

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

Sponsors Threaten to Withdraw from World Cup in Belarus

(ATR) Skoda, Nivea Men and Liqui Moly want Belarus stripped of co-hosting 2021 ice hockey world championship.

Statement: After IOC announcement on Belarus: Review similar cases and implement human rights strategy

Belarus: Concerns about the violation of the principles of the Olympic Charter and the human rights due diligence of the Olympic Movement

Iranian Wrestler Still Facing Execution

(ATR) Athleten Deutschland the latest organization to call on Iran to stop the planned execution of Navid Afkari.

Pour Global Athlete, le CIO viole les droits de l'homme

FrancsJeux reports en francais activist athlete organization says IOC, IPC are violating athlete rights ... 

IPC Press Release -- Transforming Lives: Barcelona 1992 accessible transport

OpEd: Questioning the Autonomy of Sport

(ATR) Aaron Bauer reflects on a nagging question as he prepares to leave the Olympic beat behind.

Activist Recounts Challenging the Olympic Movement

(ATR) Kristen Worley writes about her case against gender testing on human rights grounds.

Athens Pick for 2021 IOC Session, Lausanne Home for Olympism in Action

(ATR) A vote on the IOC president will be cast at the 2021 Session....A plan to continue the Olympism in Action forum.

Germany to Send Team to Minsk 2019

(ATR) DOSB says Olympic qualification opportunities for its athletes override human rights issues in Belarus.

IOC Convenes Human Rights Committee

(ATR) The IOC tasked a new committee with improving human rights at Olympic events.

Council of Europe and FIFA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

IPC President speaks at Human Rights Council event

Beijing CoComm Promotes 'Intelligent Games' -- Top Story Replay

(ATR) Beijing 2022 organizers do not need lessons says the IOC, which also promises not to get involved in human rights issues outside the Games.

U.S. Senator John McCain Olympic Critic, Booster, 81

(ATR) The Senate maverick spoke out on Olympics, drove reforms for USOC. Ed Hula reports.

Asian Olympic Chiefs: Only "Minor Problems" at Indonesia Games

(ATR) OCA chiefs say Asian Games running smoothly, with NOCs raising few concerns. Aaron Bauer reports from Jakarta

Indonesia Defends Shoot to Kill Asian Games Security

(ATR) Indonesia's top cop vows to protect Asian Games visitors, with gunfire if needed. ATR's Aaron Bauer reports.

FIFA Human Rights Efforts in Russia Unconvincing

(ATR) FIFA is still "playing catch up" when enforcing human rights in the 2018 World Cup host country, experts say.