No spectators, no protests as Olympic flame is handed over to Beijing 2022 at historic Panathenaic Stadium in Athens

The flame is due to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday. Pandemic protocols forced the cancellation of the traditional Torch Relay across Greece.

UEC MANAGEMENT BOARD DECISIONS ON 27 MAY 2021

Despite Crisis in Colombia Weightlifters Seek Olympic Ticket

(ATR) Tournaments in Cali will be in a "bubble", without an audience, and with "tranquility", organizers say.

Tournament Set Despite Protests in Colombia

(ATR) Weightlifters from the Americas and Europe are already in Cali in search of Olympic qualification.

IOC Rebukes Tokyo 2020 Chief

(ATR) A rare rebuke from the IOC for the leader of the Tokyo Olympics, embassies in Japan speak out.

Latvia Going Solo for Ice Hockey World Championship

(ATR) The International Ice Hockey Federation Council decides to keep the tournament in one city, given the pandemic. 

ICYMI: Cortina 2021 Concerns; Biden and the Olympics; Belarus Hockey Decision

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

#ICYMI: Damaris Young Makes History in Panama; Additional IIHF Requirements for Belarus

#ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

Additional IIHF Requirements for Belarus

(ATR) Belarus and Latvia co-hosting the 2021 world championship remains the “first option”, says IIHF boss René Fasel.

ATR Radio: Race Imboden Pushes for Olympic Protests

(ATR) U.S. fencer Race Imboden says Tokyo 2020 could be the scene of a wave of athlete protests on an unprecedented level.

Belarusian Athletes Seek Assistance from IOC

(ATR) Belarusian Sports Solidarity Foundation wants action to protect athletes amid the current political turmoil. 

Trump Vs Biden: Will Olympics Be the Winner?

(ATR) Whether a boycott of Beijing 2022 or equal pay for women athletes, the next US President could have a say.

USOPC Backs Changes by U.S. Congress

(ATR) USOPC leader downplays possible IOC conflict over legislation awaiting signature of President Donald Trump.

Belarus Protests Spur IIHF Review

(ATR) Ice hockey federation to determine if political protests could present a safety risk for 2021 world championship.

Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park Closed

(ATR) The legacy jewel of the 1996 Olympics has been shut down due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

USA Athlete Demands Apology from USOPC

(ATR) Hammer thrower Gwen Berry wants the USOPC to act on its words of support for those protesting racial injustice.

Top Story Replay -- OpEd: Protestors Will Test Tokyo Olympics

(ATR) Is punishment required for Olympic protests to have meaning? ATR’s Ed Hula raises the question.

OpEd: Protestors Will Test Tokyo Olympics

(ATR) Is punishment required for Olympic protests to have meaning? ATR’s Ed Hula raises the question.

ATR First - Chile Social Protests Won't Prevent Karate Tourney

(ATR) The president of the Chilean Olympic Committee tells ATR he has sent a "very reassuring message". 

IOC Athletes Commission Seeks Solutions to Rule 50

(ATR) A set of guidelines is being developed to educate athletes on how to demonstrate and protest within the rules.

Not All Peace Outside Olympic Opening Ceremony

(ATR) Dueling protests, bitter cold and ticketless spectators dominate a scene not seen inside PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

North Korea Media Raises Olympics Boycott Specter

(ATR) Also: The IOC confirms that all solidarity payments are in line with UN sanctions.

North Korean Athletes on NBC? Network's Olympic Host Hopes So

(ATR) Around the Rings chats with Mike Tirico, NBC's new primetime Olympic host.

Trump Manufacturing Council Disbands as Olympic Sponsors Leave -- Sponsors Spotlight

(ATR) Also: Surfing partners with Eleven Sports and renews title sponsor for World Adaptive Surfing Championship.

Olympic Sponsor at Odds with Trump White House

(ATR) IOC's newest sponsor Intel leaves President Trump's American Manufacturing Council while GE, Dow remain.

Rio Protests Mar Final Day of Torch Relay

(ATR) An anti-government rally is held in Copacabana alongside the torch route.

Corruption Scandal Protests Grip Brazil -- On the Scene

(ATR) Thousands take to the streets of Rio de Janeiro for anti-government protests... ATR Rio bureau chief Aaron Bauer reports

Anti-Government Protests Consume Copacabana Beach

(ATR) Move over road cycling test event: protesters pack Copacabana Beach. ATR's Aaron Bauer is on the scene.

Pollution, Crime Loom Over Rio Olympic Preps -- Media Watch

(ATR) Also: Media in Boston weigh in on who's to blame for backlash against the Boston 2024 Olympic bid.

Baku Protests Raise Security Fears for European Games

(ATR) EOC chief Pat Hickey tells Around the Rings he's confident the games will not be disrupted.