Medalists set for return to scene of 2012 canoe slalom Olympic glory

Zhang Jike Faces Tough Draw En Route to Second Olympic Title

The draw ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic table tennis event has concluded at the Riocentro Pavilion 4 in Rio de Janeiro.

FIBA's Executive Committee holds second meeting of 2015

FIBA’s Executive Committee met on Thursday-Friday 18-19 June and took a number of important decisions on key topics including: the status of the Japanese Basketball Association (JBA); the new system of competition; the remodelling of European club competitions; automatic places for the national teams of the host country at the 2016 Rio Olympics

IOC Chief: Tight Race for 2020 Olympics; No Changes to Rio Program

(ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says the race for the 2020 Olympics will go right to the wire. ATR's Mark Bisson has more inside ...

IOC Waits on Rio Tweaks; Blatter Plans Palestine Task Force

(ATR) IOC postpones Program Commission meeting ... FIFA president visits Israel, Palestine ... Turks paint "Wishing Wall" for Istanbul 2020 ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Dutch Win Beach Volleyball World Champs; Brazilians Look Forward to Rio 2016

(ATR) Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands are the surprise winners of the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. ATR's Brian Pinelli reports from Stare Jablonki, Poland.

Rival Bodies Attack AIBA Pro Boxing

(ATR) AIBA is hitting back at rival boxing organizations following their push back on a plan allowing professionals to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Media Watch - Anderson Cooper Investigates Pistorius; NPR on Road to Rio

(ATR) "A brutal murder or a grave mistake," asks Anderson Cooper ... NPR introduces Rio's newest dance craze ... More inside this Media Watch ...

Losers, Winners in IOC Revenue Plan for Rio 2016

(ATR) Equestrian, handball, hockey and modern pentathlon are the biggest losers in a new revenue-sharing formula from the IOC. Around the Rings European Editor Mark Bisson reports from SportAccord in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Rio Authorities Debate Olympic Stadium Name Change

(ATR) Authorities in Rio de Janeiro are reconsidering the branding of Olympic Stadium in the wake of corruption charges against its namesake, Joao Havelange.

ANOC Prepares for Lausanne Assembly; Majority Support Oslo 2022

(ATR) Busy week for ANOC leadership ... Public support up for Oslo 2022 ... Player critical of Rio course selection ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

PGA Tour "Frustrated" Over Rio Golf Course Delays

(ATR) Executive VP Ty Votaw tells Around the Rings the PGA Tour is “frustrated” over construction delays with the golf course for Rio 2016.

WOA Hires Chief Executive; Tokyo 2020 Adds Sponsor; Bolt: "I'll Be Kind of Old" at Rio

(ATR) Mike Miller joins World Olympians Association ... Aoki Holdings to clothe Tokyo bid ... Jamaican sprinter says not to expect new world record at Rio 2016 ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

IOC Dismisses Fears Over Rio 2016 Athletics Venue

(ATR) The IOC tells Around the Rings it has no major worries about completion of the Rio 2016 athletics stadium after the city’s mayor announced its closure due to roof problems.

Oswald Eyes Wrestling Return; NHL Talks Sochi 2014 Travel; Italian Olympic Champion, 60

(ATR) IOC member says he's "convinced" wrestling will be back ... Deputy Commissioner of NHL admits Sochi travel "meaningful" in negotiations ... Pietro Mennea, 60 ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

On the Scene - Rio 2016 in Securing Sport Spotlight

(ATR) The security challenges of staging the Rio 2016 Olympics and a World Cup in Brazil were among the topics of debate on the final day of Securing Sport in Doha.

Japan Cuts Judo Funding; Danish Cyclist Admits Doping; More Work for Probst

(ATR) Japanese Olympic Committee reduces sport's subsidy in wake of abuse allegations ... Cycling silver medalist from Denmark comes clean ... Chairman of USOC adds role ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

London Talks Rio Transport; Pistorius Holds Memorial; Barclays to Sponsor BOA

(ATR) London Assembly sends transport advice to Rio de Janeiro ... Pistorius remembers Steenkamp ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Venue Changes Coming to Rio Olympics

(ATR) Diving in the 2016 Olympics could move to a venue with an iconic backdrop. ATR’s Ed Hula III reports on the latest meetings of the IOC Coordination Commission for Rio de Janeiro.

Vegas Wins Wrestling Worlds; No Changes to Rio Regatta; IAAF Goes "Inside Athletics"

(ATR) Las Vegas beats out Sochi, others for 2015 World Wrestling Championships ... FISA drops new event proposal ... IAAF launches social media initiative ... Squash trends on Twitter ... More inside this Federations Roundup ...

Tuesday Talk - Rio 2016 CEO on Hiring, Sponsors, Co-Comm

(ATR) Sidney Levy tells Around the Rings "there is nothing ahead of us that will prevent us from delivering great Games" ... More from the new Rio 2016 CEO inside this wide-ranging Tuesday Talk ...

Rio Report - Golf Course Warnings from IGF; CFO Shakeup

(ATR) "There is now very little time," International Golf Federation tells Around the Rings ... Chief financial officer leaves Rio 2016 ... Rogge says no "yellow card" needed yet ... More inside this Rio Report ...

FIE Celebrates Centennial; Comms Chief Leaves UCI; Brazil on Track, Says Minister

(ATR) International Fencing Federation turns 100 ... Communications director leaves International Cycling Union ... Sports minister says Brazil on schedule for 2014 FIFA World Cup ... More inside this Federations Roundup

IOC Writes IFs Over India; Olympic Cities on Top - and Bottom - of Travel Survey

(ATR) IOC asks international federations to "consider any appropriate action" in India ... Corruption charges upheld against former IOA chiefs ... Brazil opens second World Cup stadium ... Tokyo tops Tripadvisor survey ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

UK Sport Reveals Rio Funding; New Taekwondo Grand Prix; 2014 Judo World Champs

(ATR) Britain targets better Olympics performance than London 2012 ... Taekwondo to debut new event series in 2014 ... Judo sends world champs to Chelyabinsk, Russia ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Baseball Approves Softball Merger; FINA Awards 2016 Short-Course World Champs

(ATR) Baseball's postal vote proves unanimous ... World Swimming Championships (25m) head to Windsor, Canada ... Tennis reconsiders rules for Rio Olympics ... More inside this Federations Roundup ...

Golf Course Architect Downplays Rio Delays

(ATR) Gil Hanse says he’s unconcerned over construction delays in Rio de Janeiro. “Our daughter is going to start school down there in January,” he tells CNN.

Top Story Replay - Nuzman on Legacy, Leadership, Lessons from London 2012

(ATR) Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman tells Around the Rings that Rio de Janeiro will be "the number one best example" of a city forever changed by the Games ... More inside this Tuesday Talk, originally published Dec. 6 ...

Tuesday Talk - Nuzman on Legacy, Leadership, Lessons from London 2012

(ATR) Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman tells Around the Rings that Rio de Janeiro will be "the number one best example" of a city forever changed by the Games ... More inside this Tuesday Talk ...

London Olympics Debrief for Rio 2016

(ATR) Rio de Janeiro takes the torch from London as the official debrief from the 2012 team comes to a close ... Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula reports ...