Vuokatti 2022 European Youth Olympic Festival Flame is lit in Rome

The 30th edition of the EYOF is dedicated to Jacques Rogge, the youth multi-sport games creator, declared by European Olympic Committees president Spyros Capralos. Following a festive ceremony on Saturday evening, the ‘Flame of Peace’ is headed north to snowy Finland.

EOC ExCo gathers in Rome for 1st full meeting of 2021-2025 period

GAISF and ARISF President Raffaele Chiulli attends key World Skate Olympic qualifier in Rome

Teqball Fed Newest GAISF Member -- Federation Focus

Also: World Sailing wins inaugural GAISF Sustainability Award; Dates for 2021 World Surfing Games announced 

ICYMI: Czech Olympians 'Back On The Track'; Olympian Bobby Joe Morrow, Paralympian Margaret Maughan

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

Olympian Bobby Joe Morrow, Paralympian Margaret Maughan

(ATR) Champions of another era are remembered from the Olympics and Paralympics.

Milan 2026, Italian Sport Adjust to Virus

(ATR) Preps for the 2026 Winter Olympics proceed slowly while CONI shutters sport in Italy.



World Taekwondo stages first ever modern sport medal ceremony inside iconic Colosseum

Belarusian Bikers on the Road to Rome

(ATR) A caravan of bikers will accompany the Flame of Peace from Italy back to Belarus for European Games.

Olympic Pole Vault Champion Don Bragg, 83

(ATR) Bragg used an aluminum pole to set an Olympic record at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome.

Tessa Jowell, London 2012 Visionary

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

Muhammad Ali Olympic Relic on Auction

(ATR) Rarities from the Olympics since 1896 are open for bidding from dealer Ulf Strom.

#ICYMI: Sistine Extravaganza, Morocco 2026 Confronts FIFA, Samaranch on Korea

(ATR) A look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.

World Taekwondo General Assembly approves competition rule changes

Rome Hosts AIBA Extraordinary Executive Committee Meeting -- Photodesk

(ATR) Check out photos from the pivotal meeting of boxing leadership in Rome, with scenes from around the "Eternal City".

ATR First: New AIBA Interim President Possible

(ATR) Franco Falcinelli tells ATR he may give way to a new interim president of the Olympic boxing federation. Kevin Nutley reports.

Russia Becoming Global Boxing Hub -- On the Scene

(ATR) AIBA turns to Russia to host a series of pivotal events for boxing over the next two years. Kevin Nutley reports..

Rome to Host 2018 IBSF Congress

IOC President: Everything is Possible for 2024 and 2028

(ATR) Thomas Bach signals from San Marino that a deal for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics is in the works.

The Olympic flame of EYOF has arrived in Gyor!

After the ceremony in Rome, the flame of the European Youth Olympic Festival arrived in the host town on Wednesday afternoon.

Milan Passes Muster for IOC Session

(ATR) An IOC delegation likes what it sees for the 2019 Session.

WBSC Launches New Youth Commission and Development Programs

The WBSC has launched a new Youth Commission to further position baseball and softball among the leaders in youth sport.

OpEd: Budapest Demise Heaps More Agony on IOC

(ATR) Is anybody really surprised that Budapest has ended its bid for the 2024 Olympics? Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula has the answer in this OpEd.

Top Story Replay: The IOC at Crossroads - OpEd

(ATR) Olympics specialist Kevin Bernardi makes the case for Paris to host the 2024 Games, a most-read this week at Around the Rings.

Millions Spent on Rome 2024 -- Bidding Roundup

(ATR) Also: 2017 Tour de France to traverse future Olympic venues; Budapest hosts World Chess Festival

Bach Laments Political Downfall of Rome 2024 -- Bidding Roundup

(ATR) Also: Nobel winner praises Paris' social economy; Budapest hosts table tennis champs; Los Angeles readies for ANOC.

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.

Four 2024 Cities Submit Files to IOC

(ATR) Rome, Paris, Budapest and Los Angeles make the latest IOC deadline for the 2024 Olympics.

Rome 2024 to Announce Bid Future -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: FIFA Council to discuss 2026 World Cup; cycling road championships underway in Doha, Qatar.

Taekwondo Plants Feet on Holy Ground

Taekwondo took a historic step today with the WTF Demonstration Team and the WTF president at the Vatican in Rome.

Clinton, Trump Mum on L.A. 2024, Obama on Chicago Debacle

(ATR) Barack Obama suggests the playing field isn’t level for Olympic bids at the IOC.

Summer 2024 Bids Submit Second Candidature File -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: Olympic summit to review anti-doping systems; Olympins Show begins in Atlanta.

Budapest Amends Olympic Plan -- 2024 Roundup

Also: Specifics for Paris 2024 investment plan revealed; California approves financial security blanket for LA 2024

Rome 2024 Opposition Kills Rugby World Cup Bid

(ATR) Italy is dropping out of the race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Rome City Council to Vote on 2024 -- Bidding Roundup

(ATR) Also: Budapest 2024 names new CEO, Zurich puts restrictions on 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Rome 2024 Committee Official Statement

We take note of the decision made by the victors of the recent elections in Rome, however; we are profoundly surprised and disappointed.

Op Ed: Rome Casts New Shadow Over Olympic Bids

(ATR) The demise of the Rome Olympic bid should be a worry for the IOC, says ATR Editor Ed Hula …

UPDATED - Chaotic End to Rome Olympic Bid

(ATR) Mayor Virginia Raggi kills off Rome's Olympic ambitions after missing a crunch meeting with 2024 bid officials