AIBA President discussed with Prime Minister of Uzbekistan development of boxing in the country

IOC, IPC Ready to Work With New Japanese Leader

(ATR) Yoshihide Suga chosen by parliament on Wednesday to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister of Japan.

Milan, Stockholm Deliver Final Appeals

(ATR) The two bidders for 2026 face the ultimate test today.

Milan 2026 Savors Public, Government Support

(ATR) The Winter Olympic bid from Italy wins key backing as IOC inspectors end visit. Brian Pinelli is in Milan.

Tessa Jowell, London 2012 Visionary

(ATR) Without Tessa Jowell, London 2012 might never have happened. Mark Bisson explains. 

Paris 2024 Congratulates Laura Flessel-Colovic on Her Appointment as Minister of Sport for France

Laura Flessel-Colovic, double Olympic fencing champion (épée) and five-time Olympic medallist, has been appointed the new French Minister of Sport. 

Rome 2024 War of Words Rages On

(ATR) The Italian Prime Minister, Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi and CONI continue to trade barbs following bid's suspension.

Rousing Evening as Casa Italia Opens Doors

(ATR) Italy's hospitality house in Rio de Janeiro is now open following a welcoming ceremony with CONI and Italian leaders.

Bach: Rome 2024 Bid Combines Tradition and Innovation

(ATR) IOC president Thomas Bach meets with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at IOC headquarters.

Government Vows Corruption-Free PyeongChang Olympics

(ATR) Prime Minister Kyo Ahn Hwang  said he plans to closely monitor projects like the 2018 Winter Games...

Italian PM Will Defend His Olympic Dream

(ATR) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the government fully supports the Roman bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Referendum Possible on Budapest 2024 Olympic Bid

(ATR) Bid leader Balazs Furjes says a public vote on Hungary’s Olympic ambitions could happen in the spring.

Hungarian PM Voices Passion for Budapest Olympic Bid

(ATR) Viktor Orban says Hungary is ready to “seize the opportunity” to bring the 2024 Olympics to Budapest.

Moldovan Prime Minister Pledges to Promote Taekwondo Across Nation During Meeting with WTF President

Moldovan Prime Minister Valeriu Streleț and Moldovan Youth and Sports Minister Loretta Handrabura pledged to strategically promote the Olympic sport of taekwondo nationwide during a meeting with WTF President Chungwon Choue in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on Friday.

Japan PM Apologizes for Tokyo 2020 Stadium Fiasco

(ATR) Shinzo Abe apologized for wasting millions of Japanese taxpayers' dollars on the abandoned project.

Rome 2024 Says Government "By Our Side"

(ATR) Prime Minister of Italy tells CONI president Giovanni Malagò the government supports a bid for the 2024 Games.

Almaty 2022 - The Power of Olympic Legacy

Cameron: "Seb's The Man Everyone Wants to Lead Their Team"

(ATR) British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken a recent, keen interest in the governance of world athletics.

Seb Coe Launches IAAF Presidency Campaign Film Featuring Iconic Athletes and British Prime Minister

Seb Coe has today launched a campaign film featuring iconic athletes past and present as well as British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Seb Coe Launches IAAF Presidency Campaign Film Featuring Iconic Athletes and British Prime Minister

IAAF Presidential candidate Seb Coe has today launched a campaign film featuring iconic athletes past and present as well as British Prime Minister David Cameron.

MERS-free Gwangju welcomes the world for 2015 Summer Universiade

On June 25, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn held a meeting at the government complex in Seoul to discuss government measures to support the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. 

Olympic Council of Asia, TOP Sponsor Sending Funds to Nepal

(ATR) The Olympic Council of Asia and the Bridgestone Group plan to donate funds to support relief efforts in Nepal.

Taoiseach opens World Rugby House in Dublin

Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD (Prime Minister of Ireland) and World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset have officially opened the organisation’s new headquarters in Dublin in the presence of World Rugby Council members and other dignitaries.

Olympic Movement Expresses Solidarity with People of Nepal

(ATR) The IOC, ANOC, Olympic Council of Asia, Rio 2016, and World Taekwondo write to the Nepal NOC.

IOC, ANOC Aiding Sport Rebuild in Vanuatu

(ATR) IOC chief Thomas Bach hopes for a speedy rebuilding of Vanuatu's sports venues following a ruinous cyclone.

Greek Olympic Chief Wants Government Funding Commitment

(ATR) Spyros Capralos tells ATR he hopes the new Greek government will reintroduce funding for elite athletes.

Prime Minister: No Co-Hosting for PyeongChang Olympics

(ATR) Hong-won Chung is the latest South Korean to reject moving part of the Olympics out of PyeongChang.

Japan Excited to Host Australian Athletes in 2020, Abe Says

(ATR) Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he looks forward to hosting "spirited" Australian athletes at 2020 Olympics. 

Singapore NOC Unanimously Elects New President

(ATR) Tan Chuan-Jin has been elected as the new president of the Singapore National Olympic Council.

Selection of New Krakow Bid Leader Likely This Week

(ATR) The Krakow bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics may soon fill the void left by Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak's resignation.