Top Polish Olympian and IOC Member Irena Szewinska, 72

(ATR) The lanky sprinter won seven medals across a span of 12 years.

FIG Bans Rhythmic Official; FILA Heads to Olympia

(ATR) International Gymnastics Federation finds "irregularities" in the examinations of judges ... Wrestlers bound for birthplace of Olympic Movement ... More inside this Federations Roundup ...

Ukraine Bids for 2022; Swimming Australia Rebuilds; Recognition for Games Makers

(ATR) President signs decree authorizing Ukrainian bid ... London volunteers earn new qualification ... Swimming Australia acknowledges "rebuilding" period ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

On the Scene in Lima - Speakers Say Sport for All is an Investment, Not a Cost

(ATR) Better living begins in school, say speakers at the 15th IOC World Conference on Sport for All. ATR's Matthew Grayson reports from Peru ...

Bolt In, Pistorius Out for London; Honorary IOC Member, 94

(ATR) Usain Bolt schedules return to Olympic Stadium ... Mexican architect remembered as "longtime supporter of Olympic Movement" ... Sheikh Ahmad meets Korean president ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ... 

London Olympic Results Could Be Invalidated

(ATR) Solar storms last August during the London Olympics may have disrupted timing of some events – perhaps invalidating records set during the Games.

Sponsor Spotlight - Infostrada Teams with IOC; Winter EYOF Signs Orange Romania

(ATR) Free wireless for European Youth Winter Olympic Festival ... Infostrada signs on through 2020 ... G4S settles contract with LOCOG ... More inside this edition of Sponsor Spotlight ...

PM, Mayor Defend Legacy; IOC, Rio 2016 React to Fire

(ATR) David Cameron, Boris Johnson address Games legacy ... IOC, Rio 2016 extend condolences to victims of nightclub fire ... Rogge to Nanjing ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Olympic Park Concerts; Further Challenges for Furlong

(ATR) Summer festivals confirmed for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ... New allegations against former Vancouver 2010 CEO ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Sponsor Spotlight - Audi, IOC Partner; Olympic Brands Improve in Britain

(ATR) Audi replaces Daimler-Benz as automobile partner of IOC ... British sponsors see strong results in Olympic year ... More inside this edition of Sponsor Spotlight ...

IOC EB Closes with Doping, Ethics, Lance Armstrong

(ATR) Four athletes are stripped of medals from the 2004 Athens Olympics, one of several loose ends tied up by the IOC Executive Board on Wednesday.

London Latest - West Ham Wins Stadium Bid; Watchdog Likes Olympics "Value"

(ATR) Hammers tapped as preferred bidders to take over Olympic Stadium ... U.K.'s National Accounting Office says Games delivered good value for money ... More inside this London Latest ...

LeMond Calls Out McQuaid; Badminton Tweaks Rules; Rugby Venue Undecided

(ATR) Cycling great says he would run against UCI president "if necessary" ... Badminton acts in wake of tanking scandal ... Rio 2016 tells ATR it’s still undecided where rugby will be staged ... More inside this Federations Roundup ... 

NBC Dominates IOC Broadcasting Awards

(ATR) U.S. Olympic broadcaster NBC wins gold in three of the four categories for which it's eligible – and silver in the fourth.

ASOIF Readies for New Leadership

(ATR) Director Andrew Ryan tells Around the Rings the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations is in “a totally different position” after more than 12 years with Denis Oswald at the helm.

Debut for London Olympics Official Film

(ATR) Just three months after the closing ceremony, the official film for the 2012 Games is on the big screen. Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula has more ...

On the Scene in Macau - ANOC Addresses Ceremonies, Ticketing

(ATR) Association of National Olympic Committees raises questions about athlete participation in ceremonies, ticketing process ... Sebastian Coe thanks NOCs ... Olympic Solidarity Commission meets ... ATR's Ed Hula III has more from Macau ...

On the Scene - Praise for Hanoi 2019; Support for Tokyo 2020; Goodbye from LOCOG

(ATR) Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah says Hanoi has a tall order ahead but will deliver the "best Games ever for Asia" ... ATR's Ed Hula III reports from the OCA Assembly in Macau.

IOC Strips Wrestler of Medal; Rio Launches Mascot Search; Joint Bid for Ice Hockey WC

(ATR) IOC strips Uzbek bronze medalist for doping ... Rio 2016 opens request for proposals to select mascots ... Denmark, Latvia combine bids for 2017 IIHF World Championship ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

China Report - Citizenship Dispute Follows Weightlifting Champ Home from Kazakhstan

(ATR) A weightlifter who won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan says she will return to China this month and expects to represent her motherland at future Games. Tencent's Norman Li reports from Beijing ...

Tuesday Talk - FINA President on Phelps, London 2012, World Aquatics Convention

(ATR) Julio Maglione tells Around the Rings the FINA family “must do even better” from 2013 to 2017, a period for which he will seek re-election next year. ATR reports from the 2nd World Aquatics Convention in Moscow ...

"Flying Start" for Lillehammer; $200 Million for NBC Olympics; Turin Track Set for Dismantling

(ATR) IOC Coordination Commission makes first YOG visit ... NBC Universal earns $200 million from Games ... Uncertain future for 2006 sliding venue ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Olympics Help End Recession; Nissan to Unveil Rio 2016 Car; Chamunda Honored in Zambia

(ATR) Statistics indicate third quarter of 2012 ended U.K.'s five-year recession ... FIFA Women's World Player of the Year shortlist ... Rio 2016 automobile ... IOC member honors ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - Georgia Governor Greets Olympians, Paralympians

(ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta as Governor Nathan Deal honored Olympians and Paralympians from Georgia who competed at London 2012.

The Queen Greets Team GB; Park Redesign Wins Approval; LOCOG Sweeps PR Awards

(ATR) Olympians, Paralympians greeted together at Buckingham Palace ... Future of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park takes shape ... LOCOG wins campaign, professional of the year ... More inside this London Latest ...

London Latest - 2012 Games Under Budget; Olympic Park Handover Begins

(ATR) Games to come in more than $600 million under budget ... LOCOG begins Olympic Park handover ... More inside this London Latest ...

London, Rio Schedule Debrief; Minister Defends Brazil Work; 2022 Bids from Krakow, Lviv?

(ATR) Leaders of LOCOG head to Rio ... Aldo Rebelo says not to worry about 2014 World Cup ... Polish Olympic Committee tells Around the Rings about "very preliminary meetings" for bid ... Bold legacy claims for Ukraine ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

UIPM Celebrates Centenary; 2016, 2018 FINA Bidders; Squash Day Stretches 'A' to 'Z'

(ATR) President Klaus Schormann to stand unopposed at UIPM Congress ... FINA announces short-course candidates ... FIFA investigates Korean's controversial post-match celebration ... 72 countries sign up for World Squash Day ... More inside this Federations Roundup ...

Sponsor Spotlight - Activist Targets Coca-Cola; Aviva Ends UK Athletics Partnership

(ATR) Consumer advocate parodies polar bear campaign in viral video ... Aviva "passes the baton" after successful London 2012 ... Olympic, Paralympic sponsors continue to see benefits from Games ... More inside ... 

Bokel Chairs 2018 YOG Panel; Sochi Unveils Pictograms; WADA Praises IOC, LOCOG

(ATR) German IOC member to head working group responsible for evaluating six 2018 YOG bidders ... Sochi launches series of 22 pictograms ... World Anti-Doping Agency reports on London 2012 ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...