Progress for Tokyo 2020 Venues

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 CEO says 80 percent are nearly secured for 2021 but two major ones are still being negotiated.

#ICYMI -- Minsk Ready to Impress; Egypt Targets 2032 Olympic Bid; Torch Relay to Start in Fukushima

#ICMYI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve. Here are our staff picks for articles this week they really want you to know about.

Minsk 2019 Excited to Welcome European Guests

(ATR) European Games organizers say the Belarusian capital will impress athletes and visitors.

Bach Plans Post-Games Trip to North Korea

(ATR) The IOC chief is working to determine a date to visit North Korea after the Winter Olympics conclude.

PyeongChang 2018 Main Press Center Open for Business -- ATRadio

(ATR) PyeongChang 2018 MPC manager Joosun Lee joins ATRadio to talk preparations and operations for the Winter Games.

PanamSports Increases Lima 2019 Supervision

(ATR) Carlos Neuhaus says PanamSports leaders are satisfied with progress with the Pan Ams less than 700 days away.

LA 2028 Media Village Opens to Students

(ATR) The USC Village will house more than 2,500 students annually in the years leading up to the 2028 Olympics.

LA 2028 Celebrates the Grand Opening of USC Village

The USC Village, a $700 million, 15-acre residential and retail complex that will house more than 2,500 students above a variety of dining and shopping options.

Los Angeles Metro Threat Provides City Security Practice

(ATR) An anonymous tip about a bomb threat at Los Angeles' Universal City metro stop will not derail the city.

Non-Accredited Media Center Opens

(ATR) A space for Olympic journalists who are not accredited for the Main Press Center is now open in Rio de Janeiro. Aaron Bauer reports.

Representatives of Budapest 2024 bid team meet IOC in Madrid for workshop on IBC/MPC/Villages

The IOC is hosting a workshop in Madrid for all candidate cities who are bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

No McDonald's at Main Press Center in Rio

(ATR) A familiar sponsor will not be serving the media in the Main Press Center.

Rio 2016: Two Olympic facilities are ready and six others completed to 90%

Olympic Park reaches 89% to its end

Rio 2016: Sailing Stays at Polluted Guanabara Bay

(ATR) Rio 2016 chief Carlos Nuzman says Olympic organizers “won’t hide or run from our problems". By Mark Bisson in Kuala Lumpur.

IOC: Guanabara Bay Pollution "Biggest Challenge" for Rio 2016

(ATR) Alex Gilady tells ATR the pollution at the sailing venue should have been dealt with many months ago.

Sponsors Presence Sparse in In Incheon

(ATR) Most Asian Games sponsors do not have activation stations here in Incheon.

Rain Not Dampening Youth Olympic Enthusiasm

(ATR) Around the Rings Associate Editor Nick Devlin shares his initial experience with the Youth Olympic Games.

Photodesk - Around London; Beyond the Olympics

ATR staffers took their cameras everywhere. Here are a few scenes from the Main Press Centre, Olympic Park, and around the city.

Photodesk - Park Tour Photo Gallery

(ATR) There's always something to see and someone to talk to around the Main Press Centre in London. The MPC also backs up to the Olympic Park; ATR staff have been known to slip out for a few minutes of fun. Here's a little of what they saw.

London Latest - Four Bids for Olympic Stadium Legacy; PR Firm for BOA

(ATR) London Legacy Development Corporation announces four bids for Olympic Stadium, one for press and broadcast centers ... BOA appoints Pitch to Games-time role ... Torch relay update ... More inside this London Latest ...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - Heathrow Arrivals; MPC Check-In; Rainy Olympic Park

(ATR) Around the Rings is on the ground in London as Olympics frenzy builds in preparation for the July 27 opening ceremony. Scenes from Heathrow, the Main Press Center and Olympic Park inside this Photodesk ...

On the Scene - Deighton Talks Risks; MPC Opens; Sports Presentation Innovations

(ATR) London 2012 CEO Paul Deighton tells Around the Rings at the month-to-go mark that his team is leaving no stone unturned in dealing with risks that could undermine the success of the Games. ATR's Mark Bisson reports...

London Latest -- 2012 Olympics Minister Offers Track Pledge to IAAF

(ATR) Britain's Olympics minister Hugh Robertson vows to ensure that the newly-laid athletics track in the London Olympic Stadium will stay forever ... Bidding begins for post-Games occupancy of press, broadcast centers ...

Grading the Games: Vancouver Wins Top Marks, Some Duds, Too

(ATR) Spirited fans, excellent sport, a raft of early glitches and weather issues are all part of the final grade for the Vancouver Olympics.

By the Book: 2016 International Broadcast Center / Main Press Center

(ATR) All of the four cities bidding for the 2016 Games propose media centers located within walking distance of media hotels and villages. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) and Main Press Center (MPC) for Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Games.

On the Scene in Beijing -- Protest Announcements Due, Bush Meets Baseball's Schiller

(ATR) BOCOG's security director promised to say how many people have applied for protest permits during the Games and U.S. President George Bush meets baseball president Harvey Schiller. More inside.

Credit Suisse, BNP to Exit Amazon Oil Finance After Criticism

Politics Crashes a $20 Billion Canadian Shopping Trip to Paris

Couche-Tard Faces Investor Grilling as Carrefour Deal Fails

Icahn-Controlled Refiner CVR Seeks Shakeup at Rival Delek