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.

Korea NOC President Aims for Future

(ATR) New Korean Olympic Committee chief ready to build relationships, win medals.

IOC Blasts Renegade Kuwait Olympic Committee

(ATR) Cease and desist is the message from Lausanne to Kuwait reports ATR Editor Ed Hula.

Impeachment for South Korea President?

(ATR) It sounds like an encore from Rio: Korean politics threaten to overshadow the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Doubts Cloud Korea Olympic Vote

(ATR) The election for a new president of the Korean Olympic Committee may not be valid.

Lee Elected New Head of Korean NOC

(ATR) Ex-Korean swim chief Ki Heung Lee, who presided over major corruption scandal, to have major role in PyeongChang 2018 preps

Autonomy Issues Remain in Kuwait and Kenya

(ATR) AFC refuses to recognize interim Kuwait football Association; Kenyan Olympic Committee officials released on bail.

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".

Confusion in Kuwait

(ATR) A new twist in the dispute between Kuwait sports ministry and the Kuwait Olympic Committee.

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rules that Tae Hwan Park is eligible for selection for the Korean team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld a request for provisional measures filed by the Korean swimmer Tae Hwan Park in the course of his arbitration procedure with the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KOC) and the Korean Swimming Federation (KSF). 

New PyeongChang 2018 President Speaks With ATR

(ATR) In his first interview since taking office, PyeongChang 2018 president Hee-beom Lee vows to bring stability to organization riddled with change.

Korean Officials Head to IOC to Resolve Dispute

(ATR) Korean sports chiefs to meet IOC March 4 to review a new structure for the Korean Olympic Committee.

Korean Government Clarifies Role in KOC Reforms

(ATR) A spokesman for the  South Korea ministry of sport says the government is not behind proposed changes to the Korean Olympic Committee bylaws.

South Korea Next Battleground for Olympic Autonomy?

(ATR) The government seeks more control over the South Korea NOC, risking trouble with the IOC.

Kuwait Olympic Qualifying Event Revoked

(ATR) The IOC Executive board revoked the Olympic qualifying status of the Asian Shooting Championships.

Monday Memo - Rio CoComm; CONI, KOC Elections; Pistorius, Kalmadi on Trial

(ATR) IOC inspectors visit Rio ... Bond hearing for Oscar Pistorius ... Suresh Kalmadi back on trial ... NOC elections in Italy, Korea ... World champs for track cycling, Nordic ski ... All that and more ahead this week from Around the Rings ...

Paralympics for Channel 4; Pope Benedict on Olympics; Y.S. Park on Resignation

(ATR) Channel 4 wins U.K. broadcast rights to Sochi, Rio ... Pope Benedict XVI's Olympic blessings over the years ... President of Korean Olympic Committee explains resignation ... More inside ...

President, CEO Leave Helios; New NOC Chief for Korea; 2018 YOG Bid Updates

(ATR) Atlanta-based bid consultancy loses two founders ... Y.S. Park decides to step down ... Buenos Aires, Glasgow bid updates ... Virtual medal table for Sochi ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

News from the NOCs - IOC Warns of Kuwait, India Suspensions

(ATR) IOC Executive Board to debate suspending NOCs of Kuwait, India ... IOC member withdraws from India Olympic Association elections ... Switzerland, South Africa, Namibia reelect NOC presidents ... More inside this News from the NOCs ...

Rooftop Missiles; Olympic Team Announcements; 50 Days to Paralympics

(ATR) British judge clears rooftop missiles for security use during Games ... Team announcements from Russia, South Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Poland ... IPC to livestream more than 580 hours of Paralympic sport ... More inside ...

News from the NOCs - Korean Chef de Mission; Cameron to Japan; Hanoi 2019?

(ATR) Korean Olympic Committee replaces resigned delegation chief ... British prime minister encourages Olympians during state visit to Toyko ... Vietnamese government requests funding for Asian Games bid ... 

NOC News - CAS Sets BOA Hearing; 2012 Updates from Philippines, Both Koreas

(ATR) Court of Arbitration for Sport to weigh in on lifetime ban for doping cheats ... Team GB adds two sailors to roster ... South Korea begins London training ... North Korea, Philippines talk 2012 delegation size.  

The Korean Olympic Committee is proud to announce they have signed a Heads of Terms to host Team Korea House' at the Royal Thames Yacht Club during the Games.

Kuwait Update; Olympian Retires; Boxing World Champ and Olympics

(ATR) New cabinet for Kuwait ... Three-time Olympian hanging up his skates ... Olympic connection with boxing world champion.