12th IFSC Plenary Assembly 2017

Olympic Format discussions and more took place this week at the 12th annual IFSC Plenary Assembly in Quebec City.

Quebec City to Host 2017 World Cup Finals

The world’s best cross-country skiers are coming back to do battle on Canada’s Plains of Abraham this spring.

Quebec Drops 2026 Winter Olympic Bid Plans

(ATR) Just weeks after discussing a possible Olympic bid with IOC president, Quebec City's mayor abandons a tilt at the Games

IOC in Talks with Potential 2026 Olympic Bids

(ATR) IOC appears to have launched invitation phase for 2026 Olympics earlier than 2024 race, after meetings with Quebec City.

Quebec City Mayor to Meet Bach About 2026 Bid Possibility

(ATR) Quebec City is willing to talk about bidding for the Winter Olympic Games.

Canada Already Mulling 2026 Olympic Bid

(ATR) When Toronto chose not to bid for the 2024 Games, Canada turned its attention towards a Winter Olympic bid.

Tuesday Talk - Karate Chief on Universality, 2020, Managing the Size of the Games

(ATR) "With all respect to the others," Antonio Espinos tells Around the Rings, "if there is a combat sport in the Games, it should be karate" ... He explains why inside this Tuesday Talk ...

SportAccord Convention Generates Worldwide News

Revenue-Sharing, Baseball-Softball Discussion Top IOC EB Agenda

(ATR) The IOC Executive Board ties up loose ends, including revenue-sharing negotiations with the U.S. Olympic Committee. ATR's Matthew Grayson reports from Quebec City, where a USOC press conference is now expected for Thursday afternoon ...

Olympic Beat Reporters Visit ATR Newsmaker Breakfast, May 24

Sportcal exhibiting to celebrate SportAccord's 10th Edition

British minister joins convention line-up

Hijab Approval; SportAccord Firsts; Japanese Rider, 70, Qualifies for 2012 Olympics

(ATR) Asian football leaders welcome removal of ban on Islamic headscarves ... SportAccord to debut "Demo Zone" in Quebec City ... Two-time Olympian qualifies for third Games at age 70 ... More in this Federations Roundup ... 

SportAccord Chief Verbruggen Not Setting Timetable for Succession

(ATR) SportAccord president Hein Verbruggen tells Around the Rings he may continue leading the umbrella organization for international federations for at least another year because he has unfinished business to complete before standing down.

Registration Opens for 2012 SportAccord Convention

Ukraine, Swiss, Quebec City Winter Olympic Bids; Salt Lake Bid Rumblings

(ATR) Race for the 2022 Winter Olympics starting to shape up… Ukraine president states desire to host 2022 Olympics… Quebec City announcement soon… Swiss still weighing options… Salt Lake bid possible?

SportAccord Closes; Quebec City Next; Moscow for ANOC?

(ATR) Ninth SportAccord Convention closes ... Quebec City next host ... ANOC chief won’t confirm reports of host for meeting ... More on-the-scene reporting inside.

Consulting Firm Buyout; Quebec 2022; Joint Swiss Bid Proposal for 2022

(ATR) TSE Consulting bought out ... Quebec hires consulting firm for bid ... Swiss resorts propose joint bid.

Vancouver View -- Downhill Champion; US Hosts IOC; Luger Returns to Georgia

(ATR) The oldest-ever men's downhill champion... U.S. hosts IOC members... Somber return for Georgian luger...