Monday Memo: Italy 2026, Sailing WCs, Tokyo 2020 meeting

(ATR)  A decision from Italy on 2026 ... Tokyo 2020 chiefs travel to earthquake region ... sailing champs in Denmark ... 

IOC-Led Effort Restores Stadium Near Refugee Camp

(ATR) The stadium is used by local teams in Lesvos and Syrian refugees still on the Greek island.

IOC-HOC Lesvos

At the beginning of summer of 2016 the International Olympic Committee, after an invitation of the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos, financed, together with the municipality of Lesvos, the reconstruction of the stadium at the village Moria of Lesvos.

WBSC Launches New Youth Commission and Development Programs

The WBSC has launched a new Youth Commission to further position baseball and softball among the leaders in youth sport.

Paris 2024 Bid Leaders Visit Los Angeles Venues

(ATR) Also; Italian IOC members Mario Pescante and Franco Carraro discuss Rome’s mayoral race.

IOC Downplays Pescante Comments; Sochi Tickets; SportAccord Speakers

(ATR) IOC reiterates stance on discrimination ... Sochi dismisses ticket troubles ... SportAccord Convention announces lineup of speakers.

IOC Members: How They Rated the London Olympics

(ATR) Eight IOC members give their verdict on the London 2012 Games to ATR’s Mark Bisson.

Elections Bring Change to IOC Leadership

(ATR) Elections in July for five seats on the IOC Executive Board will mean some new faces at the top, possibly one from the U.S. ... ATR’s Ed Hula reports.

IOC President Honored in Rome

(ATR) As he heads into a final year as IOC President, Jacques Rogge is in Rome to receive a prestigious sports award, with more honors sure to follow. ATR’s Ed Hula reports.

On the Scene - IOC Executive Board Opens

(ATR) Meetings of the IOC Executive Board and a group sorting out Sochi press accreditations make Chateau de Vidy a crowded place. ATR's Matthew Grayson reports from Lausanne.

UPDATED -- Mario Pescante Resigns as IOC Vice President

(ATR) Mario Pescante tells Around the Rings why he resigned as IOC Vice President. 

Mario Pescante Resigns as IOC Vice President

(ATR) Mario Pescante tells Around the Rings he has resigned as IOC vice president, admitting he was embarrassed at Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's decision to pull the plug on the Rome 2020 bid at the last minute.

Italian Premier Rejects Rome 2020 Olympic Bid

(ATR) Around the Rings is told that Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has refused to support a bid from Rome for the 2020 Olympics. Official confirmation came later Tuesday.

On the Scene - Rome 2020 Bid Gains Momentum with Key Announcements

(ATR) Rome 2020 president Mario Pescante tells Around the Rings the bid achieved "three fantastic results" Thursday following productive meetings with the Prime Minister and parliamentary leaders, the publication of positive opinion polls and an economists' report.

Race for 2020 - Tokyo Appointments; Rome Boost; Doha Raises Profile; Madrid Bid Structure

(ATR) Tokyo bid strengthens its team with appointment of three members of the Japanese Olympic Committee... Sports minister promotes Rome 2020... Two events in Doha aid Olympics effort... Madrid prepares to unveil bid structure.

Monday Memo - London 2012 Marks 200 Days to Go; Innsbruck 2012 Opens

(ATR) Olympic organizers celebrate major milestone ... First-ever Winter Youth Olympic Games opens ... Gymnastics stages 2012 test event, final qualifier ... 2017 World Games up for grabs ... Big week for Rome 2020.

Big Week Ahead for Rome 2020; Madrid Olympic Bid Readies Logo

(ATR) Rome 2020 set to make several key announcements next week... Madrid prepares for launch of logo and website... Baku leader heads to Innsbruck YOG... Conservation groups question Denver 2022 bid plans.

Pescante e Chechi Thrill 300 Students at First Olympic Lecture Sponsored by The Rome 2020 Committee

On Monday, December 5th, 2011, at the Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “G. Galilei” (Via Conte Verde, Rome), the association “GiovaniRoma 2020” (YouthRome 2020, YR2020), backed by the Provincial Authority of Rome, sponsored by the Rome 2020 Committee, started off with its mission: to spread the Olympic values among those who will be the protagonists of the future in the city of Rome and in Italy as a whole.

Bidding for 2020 - Rome Briefs PM; Legislative Love for Tokyo; Doha on Display

(ATR) Rome 2020 prepares report for new Italian prime minister ... Lower house of Japan’s bicameral legislature backs Tokyo bid ... Arab Games open Friday in Doha.

Bidding for 2020 - Rome Hopes Head Start Pays Off

(ATR) Rome has a head start on the 2020 field in more ways than one.

Rome Bid Immune from Financial Crisis; Domestic Bid Promotion; Berlin 2020?

(ATR) The head of the Rome 2020 bid tells Around the Rings Italy's financial crisis will not impact the bid... City invests millions in venues... Bid promotion begins... Berlin's mayor eyes 2020 bid...

Israeli, Palestine NOCs for Peace; Japan Lobbies for Championships; UAE Improvement

(ATR) Israel and Palestine Olympic Committees have peace meeting ... Japanese Olympic Committee chief wants world champs to stay in Japan ... UAE must improve athletes says secretary general.

Exclusive - Q&A with Rome 2020 Olympic Bid Chair Mario Pescante

(ATR) "Competing for the Games is a minefield," the man due to be introduced hours from now as the leader of Rome’s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics tells Around the Rings.

Golden 25 -- Mario Pescante, Gian Franco Kasper

(ATR) In today's installment of the Around the Rings Golden 25, Mario Pescante, IOC Vice President, and Gian Franco Kasper, FIS-Ski President, hold down the number 22 and 23 positions. The Golden 25, now in its 14th year, presents the individuals expected to wield major influence in 2010 for the Olympic Movement. The countdown to number one continues to Jan. 1.

Government and Sports Leaders to Attend Peace and Sport Forum

(ATR) Decision-makers from politics and sport will gather at the 3rd Peace and Sport International Forum in Monaco next month.

On the Scene: Fierce Competition in IOC Executive Board Elections

(ATR) The IOC confirms that four candidates will run for the two vice president positions on the executive board in elections at the Session in Copenhagen Friday.

On the Scene -- Peace and Sport Conference Opens in Monaco

(ATR) Sports ministers, IOC members and leaders of national Olympic committees and international federations gather in Monaco for the second International Peace and Sport Forum beginning today