The Opinionist: The Turning Point For the Tokyo Games
Michael Pirrie reveals the reason why Tokyo 2020 is now "highly likely to happen".
The Opinionist: A Tale of Three Olympic Cities
Michael Pirrie says London and Melbourne have shown Tokyo what it will take for crowds to return to sporting events.
OpEd: The Tough-on-doping Mantra is not a Catchphrase - It's a Prerequisite for Weightlifting's Survival
An Around the Rings exclusive: an OpEd by International Weightlifting Federation presidential candidate Ursula Papandrea
The Opinionist: The Year the Curtains Came Down on World Sport & Its Olympics Showpiece
Michael Pirrie charts the devastating impact of the coronavirus, outlines the sporting highlights and lessons from 2020.
OpEd: Mass Participation Sports -- A Force For Good, in Need of Rescue
In an exclusive to ATR, CSM's Lucy Owen says it's time to figure out ways to get live mass events back on the start line.
OpEd: World on the Brink - Tokyo and the Coronavirus Six Months on
(ATR) “The Opinionist” predicts Covid-19 will shape future of the Games
OpEd: Learning at Home Not Just a Game Changer During Pandemic
Robert Mazzucchelli of SportsEdTV describes a future where athletes are taught by world-class coaches via the internet.
OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports
Lana Haddad, COO of the IOC, wants to clear up "a profound misunderstanding" when it comes to the IOC and its finances.
The Opinionist: From Oz With Love -- How Superstars and Sport Rescued a Devastated Olympic Nation
Michael Pirrie says something profound and unexpected is happening in Australia, 20 years after it hosted the Olympics.
OpEd: London Conference Amplifies Athlete Voice
(ATR) Para Powerlifter Ali Jawad endorses the Partnership for Clean Competition conference in April.
OpEd: Two Years Out, Tokyo 2020 Keeping Its Promise
(ATR) When the Japanese capital bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, it promised the IOC “a safe pair of hands”.
OpEd: Remembering Peter Norman
Michael Pirrie pays tribute to "often forgotten man" as he is awarded a posthumous Olympic Order of Merit by the AOC.
OpEd: Minsk 2019 One Year to Go
EOC president Janez Kocijančič says ambitions are high with one year to go until the European Games.
OpEd: Now, It's For Footballers to Play Their Part
Joël Bouzou believes the World Cup, like PyeongChang 2018, can leave a legacy of peace and solidarity among nations.
The Two Koreas Under the Same Flag... Extending the Flame
Op Ed: In Latest Chapter of Doping Scandal, Russia Gets a Pass
The lawyer of Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov opines on the latest CAS decision reversing lifetime bans for Russian athletes.
OpEd: No Room at the Inn in PyeongChang?
Olympic superfan Everen T. Brown was recently in Gangneung on a search for game time accommodations. Here's what he found.
Op Ed: Bye Bye, Olympic Dinosaur
(ATR) The race for the 2024 Olympics could be the last of its kind, says ATR Editor Ed Hula.
Op Ed: The Future of Stand-Up Paddle Is With the ISA
Current and three-time SUP racing world champion Caspar Steinfath sets the record straight and sides with the ISA.
Op Ed: A Provocative Catch-22 for 2024
Sports marketer Rob Prazmark launches a proposal for the 2024 Olympics certain to generate debate.
Failed Olympic Bids an Impetus for Change? -- Media Watch
(ATR) Olympic pundits Phil Hersh and Alan Abrahamson opine on the state of the Olympics following another failed bid.
OpEd: WADA Must Be Reinforced and Publicly Supported
WADA executive Thorhild Widvey argues the agency should be strengthened, not replaced.
The Home of Golf Provides Perfect Prelude to Rio -- OpEd
Paul Bush of VisitScotland says The Open at Royal Troon set the scene for golf’s return to the Olympics in this Op-Ed for Around the Rings.
Op-Ed - How Infantino Won the FIFA Presidency - and What Next?
(ATR) Gianni Infantino might talk about FIFA's “new era," but Blatter's shadow portends more trouble, writes Mark Bisson...
It took just two villages to raise L.A. 2024 Olympic hopes -- OpEd
Olympic journalist Philip Hersh weighs in on the LA 2024 Olympic Village and Media Village plans in this Op Ed.
Rio Tranquil at Year to Go -- Op Ed
(ATR) Rio calmly faces unfinished business with traffic and water pollution, says ATR Editor Ed Hula.
Evolution Never Stops for Swimming -- Op Ed
(ATR) Olympian Donna de Varona opines about the growth of the international aquatics federation, FINA.
The European Games: A Reality Show? -- Op Ed
(ATR) Luciano Barra opines on the costs and benefits of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
A Breath of Fresh Air from Beijing -- Op Ed
(ATR) The mayor of the 2022 Winter Olympic hopeful discusses plans for World Environment Day this Friday.
Olympic Games: Why We Must Compress Time and Reduce Cost -- Op Ed
(ATR) Bob Richardson of KTS Global speaks to Around the Rings about cost management for the Olympics.