Qatar 2022 Dismisses Winter World Cup Talk; FIVB Congress; UCI Update

(ATR) Qatar 2022 tells Around the Rings "our position hasn't changed" ... Record attendance for FIVB Congress ... UCI awards 2016 Road Cycling World Championships to Doha ... More inside this Federations Roundup ...

Democracy the Focus as Volleyball Congress Heads to Disneyland

(ATR) Outgoing president Jizhong Wei sees no shame in touting Friday’s vote to replace him as the first democratic election in the FIVB’s 65-year history.

Meet the Candidates for FIVB President

(ATR) Candidates for FIVB president tell Around the Rings the first contested election in their federation’s 65-year history comes at a critical time for volleyball. ATR's Matthew Grayson reports.

"Curious" Spectators Flock to Horse Guards, Earls Court

(ATR) FIVB president Jizhong Wei tells Around the Rings beach volleyball is Prime Minister David Cameron's favorite sport at the 2012 Olympics. ATR's Karen Rosen reports.

Olympic volleyball competition schedule announced

Federations Roundup - First "Fair" Election for Volleyball; Softball, Baseball Near MOU

(ATR) Volleyball president tells Around the Rings the FIVB is in store for its first-ever democratic election ... Softball, baseball leaders tell ATR they're nearing a Memorandum of Understanding ... SportAccord speakers ... Triathlon opener ...

Rogge Awarded Legion of Honor; Arab Games End; Pin Points

(ATR) French president bestows IOC president with honor ... Arab Games close in Doha ... Agent Orange victims group protests Dow sponsorship ... FIVB presidential race heats up ... Olympic pin news ...

Federations Roundup - 2012 Football Qualifier Update; SportAccord Signs TV Agency

(ATR) Australia's women lose hope after WADA appeal fails ... Aussie men still alive ... Umbrella organization partners with IEC in Sports ... Volleyball president stresses rights of national federations ...

High Expectations for Horse Guards Olympic Volleyball Venue

(ATR) FIVB president Jizhong Wei tells Around the Rings he has high expectations for London 2012’s beach volleyball competition, its test event just underway.

Triathlon Tackles Japan Criticism; FIFA Corruption Allegations; IAAF Visits Daegu

(ATR) International Triathlon Union tells Around the Rings safety is always top priority ... English bid bosses point to cash-for-votes request ... Curling champs conclude ... IAAF inspects South Korean host city ... 

Olympic Briefs -- Wei to Relinquish Office; FIBA Announcing 2014 Host Saturday

(ATR) FIVB President Jizhong Wei says he will not seek re-election in three years...2014 World Basketball Championships to be decided at biannual board meeting

Summer Federations Roundup -- Van Wijk Clarifies Actions, Volleyball Requests Funds

(ATR) An expelled member of the boxing federation clarifies his actions... Volleyball wants the British government to support the sport during the London Olympics... Taekwondo approves competition changes.

Over-the-top Handover Ceremony as FIVB Anoints New Leader

(ATR) A ceremony marking a change of president for the global governing body of volleyball takes place in Beijing amid fanfare of the kind usually reserved for a visiting dignitary.