FIFA, WADA Discuss Doping; Floating Hotels for Sochi Olympics?

(ATR) Delegation from World Anti-Doping Agency visits FIFA headquarters to discuss collaboration ... Cruise ships converted for use during Winter Games ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

The Russian Report - Russian Olympic Chief Predicts Improved Performance for Sochi

(ATR) The president of the Russian Olympic Committee says his Olympic team will have a better showing in Sochi than its disappointing performance at Vancouver 2010, and discusses the $3 billion the Russian government spends annually on sport ... More inside this Russian Olympic Committee report ...

Sochi Newsletter - Stored Snow; Going Green; G8 for 2014

(ATR) New hotels, green technologies and an even busier events schedule are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the Black Sea resort ...

Sochi Newsletter - New Hospital, Seaport Construction, Coca-Cola Signage

(ATR) Seaport construction, a new hospital and an increasing presence for Coca-Cola are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the Black Sea resort ...

Sochi Newsletter - New Hotels, Apartments, Video Screen

(ATR) New hotels, apartments and a giant video screen are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the Black Sea resort ...

IOC Olympics Chief Says Sochi En Route to "Innovative" Games

(ATR) Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli says the Sochi 2014 Winter Games will be “innovative and leave their mark on history”.

Sochi Newsletter - New Eateries, Hotels, Theater Engagements

(ATR) New hotels, cafes, restaurants and theater bookings are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the Black Sea resort ...

RIA Novosti Roundup - Wrestler Returns Gold Medal; Ligety Lauds Sochi Ski Course

(ATR) Around the Rings rounds up Russia's top stories in Olympic sport, courtesy of our exclusive partnership with Sochi 2014 host news agency RIA Novosti.

Sochi Newsletter - New Churches, Infrastructure, Panoramic Images

(ATR) New churches, infrastructure and 360 degree panoramic images of Olympic Park are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the Black Sea resort ...

On the Scene in Sochi - Tough Questions for Two Dmitrys; Ticket Prices Unveiled

(ATR) Budgets, traffic, construction, warm temperatures, lack of snow, ticket sales and the legacy the Games will leave for Sochi were among the tough topics tackled by Dmitry Kozak and Dmitry Chernyhenko at their year-to-go press conference Thursday. ATR's Brian Pinelli reports.

Sochi Newsletter - One Year to Go; New HQ for Organizers

(ATR) A new office building for Olympic organizers is among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the Black Sea resort ...

Tuesday Talk - Rene Fasel on Swiss Bid, IOC Presidency, NHL Players in Sochi

(ATR) "Switzerland is not just about money and chocolates," Rene Fasel tells ATR ... More from the Swiss sports leader inside this Tuesday Talk, including his thoughts on bidding for the 2022 Olympics and the race to succeed Jacques Rogge ...

Monday Memo - One Year to Sochi; PASO Visits Jamaica; Alpine, Biathlon World Champs

(ATR) Sochi 2014 marks year-to-go milestone ... NOCs from the Americas gather in Kingston ... Alpine ski, biathlon championships begin ... All that and more ahead this week from ATR ...

Sochi Newsletter - New Apartments, Hotels, Hospital

(ATR) New apartments, hotels and a hospital are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the 2014 Winter Olympics host resort ...

Sochi Newsletter - New Deli, Sidewalk Repairs, Mall Nears Capacity

(ATR) New bus stops, better sidewalks and a deli in the city center are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the 2014 Winter Olympics host resort ...

Sochi Newsletter - European Village, Test Events, NHL Participation?

(ATR) Test events, talk of NHL participation and a new European-themed village are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the 2014 Winter Olympics host city ...

Sochi Confident in NHL Participation

(ATR) Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko tells Around the Rings he’s confident the world’s best ice hockey players will participate at the Olympics following the end of the NHL lockout.

NHL Participation in Sochi TBD

(ATR) Players and owners end the NHL lockout with no word whether the world’s best will lace up their skates for Sochi 2014.

Tuesday Talk - Sochi to Test Fireworks "Cannons"

(ATR) Sochi 2014 is ready to test cannons of fireworks as it marks one year to the Games Feb. 7. CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko reveals more secrets planned for the big day in this Tuesday Talk with Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula ...

Sochi Newsletter - New Restaurants, Hotel Construction, 400 Days to Go

(ATR) New restaurants, hotel construction and the countdown clock hitting 400 days to go are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the 2014 Winter Olympics host city ...

FIS No. 2 Praises Ski Jump; Sochi Confident in Legacy; Russia Reveals Medal Target

(ATR) FIS secretary general tells Around the Rings the Games will be "really great" for jumpers ... Sochi 2014 responds to Russian IOC member's legacy comments ... More inside this Sochi Scene ...

Olympic Photodesk - Sochi Stages First International Test Events

(ATR) Sochi 2014 stages its first international test events, the International Skating Union Grand Prix Finals and a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup ... Images inside this Olympic Photodesk ...

Sochi Newsletter - Test Events; Translators; High-Speed Train Service

(ATR) New high-speed train service and more hotel renovations are among the latest changes to Sochi chronicled by resident Bruce Talley in his newsletter from the 2014 Winter Olympics host city ...

Sochi Scene - Praise for Jumping, Skating Venues; Putin Attends Test Event

(ATR) Sochi 2014 says its first weekend of international test events was a success ... Reactions from athletes, organizers, federation presidents and Vladimir Putin inside this Sochi Scene ...

Sochi Scene - Skating Chief Complains of Poor Sightlines; Curling Event Relocated

(ATR) President of International Skating Union laments "embarrassing situation" ... Cup of Russia moved from Sochi ... Ski jumpers ready for test event ... More inside this Sochi Scene ...

Skaters Praise Sochi Venue; AIBA Suspends Indian Boxing Federation

(ATR) Positive reviews for Iceberg Skating Pace ... AIBA follows lead of IOC ... Top track and field coach doubts IOC decision to strip shot putter of Athens bronze ... Rugby targets participation boost ... Sambadromo architect, 104 ...

IOC EB Tackles London Ticketing, Athens Doping, Sochi Preps

(ATR) The IOC is set to deal with “four or five” NOCs and authorized ticket resellers in an Ethics Commission report on the distribution of London 2012 tickets ... Lance Armstrong announcement also expected at Wednesday's meeting of the Executive Board ...

Sochi Newsletter - Work Visas; Ski Passes; Sunny Weather

(ATR) With fewer than 15 months to go until Sochi 2014, Around the Rings is taking the opportunity to introduce our partner, Bruce Talley, a Sochi resident who publishes the "Sochi Newsletter" featuring the latest news from the Black Sea resort.

Salt Lake City Announces Bid; Putin to Sochi Test Events?

(ATR) Governor of Utah announces intent to bid ... President of Russia invited to test events ... Rousseff vetoes controversial portion of Brazil's new oil revenue-sharing law ... Indian gold medalist calls for IOA ban ...  More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Nanjing Unveils YOG Mascot; Wushu, Taekwondo Award World Champs

(ATR) "NANJINGLELE" takes inspiration from "rain-flower pebble" ... New sponsors for French NOC ... Canoe champ retires ... Taekwondo, wushu sign host city agreements ... More inside this Olympic Newsdesk ...

Sochi Newsletter - Busy Season of Test Events; Confederations Cup Role?

(ATR) With fewer than 500 days to go until Sochi 2014, Around the Rings is taking the opportunity to introduce our partner, Bruce Talley, a Sochi resident who publishes the "Sochi Newsletter" featuring the latest news from the Black Sea resort ...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - The Faces of Sochi 2014

(ATR) Around the Rings introduces some of the behind-the-scenes leaders of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Top Story Replay - Olympic Park Jewels Amid the Muck

(ATR) Sochi Olympic Park venues seem close to ready, but much still to do ... More from Sochi by ATR’s Ed Hula ... This story was originally published Nov. 7.

On the Scene - Free WiFi for Sochi Olympics Journalists

(ATR) From the peaks to sea, Sochi 2014 offers free internet for accredited press ... More from the World Press Briefing inside ...

Sochi Scene - Olympic Park Jewels Amid the Muck

(ATR) Sochi Olympic Park venues seem close to ready, but much still to do ... More from Sochi by ATR’s Ed Hula ...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - World Press Briefing Tours Sochi Olympic Park

(ATR) Around the Rings is on the scene in Sochi for ATR's best look yet at Olympic Park for the 2014 Winter Games.

Tuesday Talk - Chernyshenko on Luge Safety, Torch Relay, World Press Briefing

(ATR) Dmitry Chernyshenko tells Around the Rings he can't wait to show the world's press how "Russia is using Sochi as a model city" ahead of the Winter Olympics ... More from the Sochi 2014 CEO in this Tuesday Talk ...

On-the-Scene Photodesk - Sochi Welcomes Lugers, IOC, World's Press

(ATR) Around the Rings is on the scene as Sochi stages a luge test event, a Ria Novosti forum, a meeting of the IOC Press Commission and the World Press Briefing for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Sochi Scene - Luge Test, Media Onslaught

(ATR) The head of the Sochi Olympics tells Around the Rings this week brings milestones for the lead-up to the 2014 Games. ATR’s Ed Hula reports from Sochi ...

Monday Memo - Sochi Press Briefing; Asian Games Vote; Elections for BOA, ISAF

(ATR) Venue tours top agenda for World Press Briefing ... OCA to award 2019 Asiad ... Sebastian Coe set for BOA takeover ... Crowded field for sailing elections ... Wakeboard world champs ... All that and more ahead this week from Around the Rings ...