Zero Medals Raises Questions in Israel; World Cup Will Pave Way for Games, Says Minister

(ATR) IOC member in Israel says more government involvement not the answer ... Brazil’s deputy sports minister says timeline will benefit Rio 2016 ... London torch, auto racing plaque from Paris 1900 up for auction ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Paralympic Flag Arrives in Rio; Russian Probe Uncovers Olympic Fraud

(ATR) Rio 2016 wastes no time getting Paraylmpic Flag back to Brazil ... Investigation reveals $629,000 in government funds stolen ahead of Vancouver 2010 ... Rory McIlroy clarifies Rio plans ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Pin Points - Paul McGill Talks Olympic Sport Pin Collecting

(ATR) Paul McGill tackles sport pin collecting for the London 2012 Games in this week's installment of Pin Points ...

London Latest - Sochi Plans; IOC Ad; 1996 Reunion

(ATR) Olympics organizers unveil Russia.Sochi.Park in Kensington Gardens ... IOC mixes user-generated content with Beijing footage ... Officials from Atlanta 1996 reunite ... ISAF confirms 63 countries for Games regatta ... Pin Points ...

Romney to London; SportAccord to St. Petersburg; Costas, Seacrest for NBC

(ATR) Former Salt Lake City Olympics CEO plans trip to 2012 Games ... SportAccord 2013 moves from Sochi to Saint Petersburg ... Bob Costas, Ryan Seacrest headline NBC's team for London ... More inside ...

Pin Points - 100 Days to Go; Spiridon Louis Cup; Upcoming Shows, Auctions

(ATR) One-of-a-kind trophy awarded to Spiridon Louis for winning the first Olympic marathon fetches a record price  ... London 2012's countdown pins prove popular ...More from ATR memorabilia expert Karen Rosen in this edition of Pin Points ...

Prized Pins Star London Olympic Mascots

(ATR) London pin specialist Paul McGill points the spotlight onto some of the 2012 Games mascot pins starring Wenlock and Mandeville. On your marks – get set – collect!

"Internal" Pins Prove Popular Among London Collectors

(ATR) Paul McGill, our London pins expert, returns with his monthly feature "Pin Points" exclusively for Around the Rings. This month, his focus switches to "internal" pins only distributed to select groups of LOCOG and ODA staff and guests ... 

Pin Points - Collectors Fair Plans Unaffected by Greek Riots

(ATR) The Greek financial crisis as well as violent rioting and protests have not disrupted plans for the 18th World Olympic Collectors Fair in Athens. ATR's Karen Rosen reports.

British Tourism Promotion; Praise for Sochi Ski Venue; Key Qatari World Cup Contract

(ATR) Largest tourism promotion in British history ahead ... Bode Miller says he likes Rosa Khutor ... UK Athletics chief to lead London 2017 ... Qatar 2022 makes milestone appointment ... Pin Points ...

Pin Points - Royal Mail Stamps London 2012 Olympics

(ATR) London Pins expert Paul McGill writes about the Royal Mail’s four-year stamp program. The Royal Mail has issued 30 commemorative stamps and converted them into pin badges to celebrate the London 2012 Games.

Istanbul Bid Leadership; "Powerful" Olympians; Bach on IOC Presidency, German Bids

(ATR) Sources in Turkey tell Around the Rings to expect announcement next week ... Olympic champs pepper Bloomberg's "Power 100" ... DOSB president on race to replace Jacques Rogge  ... Pin Points ...

Rio 2016 Taps New Marketing Team; Former Olympic Sponsor Bankrupt; Pin Points

(ATR) Olympic marketing expert tells Around the Rings new Rio CCO is "right guy" for the job ... Australia boosts athlete funding ... Kodak files for protection ... London 2012 pin auctions populate eBay.

Pin Points - Tables Turn for Olympic Memorabilia Collectors

(ATR) U.S. collectors can now capitalize on a more beneficial dollar vs. Euro exchange rate in two upcoming Olympic auctions.

Pin Points - Counting Down the Days

(ATR) With just over 200 days to go until the London Olympics, pin specialist Paul McGill runs through who's releasing countdown pins and which are the most sought-after in his latest “Pin Points” column. 

2012 Synchronized Swimming Oversold; "Dream Team" Talk; Weir Ties Knot

(ATR) LOCOG wants back thousands of extra tickets ... LeBron James says 2012 squad "can stack up" with 1992 counterpart ... Olympic figure skater marries.

Rogge Awarded Legion of Honor; Arab Games End; Pin Points

(ATR) French president bestows IOC president with honor ... Arab Games close in Doha ... Agent Orange victims group protests Dow sponsorship ... FIVB presidential race heats up ... Olympic pin news ...

Moynihan Mulls Mood of NOCs; Qatari Sports Holiday; Pin Points

(ATR) British Olympic Association chairman says NOC colleagues excited for 2012 ... Qatar establishes "National Sports Day" ... Freestyle ski season underway ... All the latest from the world of Olympic pin trading.