U.S. speed skater frustrated by Beijing testing requirements

Casey Dawson recovered from Covid-19 three weeks ago, but must pass four tests to go to the Olympics.

Beijing Prepared to Host Games Today - ATR Extra

The 2022 Olympic Winter Games have been marked with six consecutive years of progress since the IOC selected Beijing as the host city.

Media Watch: Tokyo 2020 Too Risky

Also: FIFA seeks to foil potential breakaway super league; Former South Korean speedskating coach sentenced for rape.

Lillehammer: Olympic Style Without Equal

(ATR) Touch of nostalgia ... Around the Rings Editor Ed Hula reflects on his first Winter Olympics.

Abuse Scandals Loom for Olympians in South Korea, Canada

(ATR) The South Korea government takes action...Canadian bobsleigh champ lodges complaint.

Singapore to host biggest ever SEA short track competition

SEA Trophy 2019 is the only Asian competition in the global ISU Short Track Junior Challenge Series

The 2017 Special Olympics Are Here!

(ATR) Athletes already competing ahead of opening ceremony on March 18 in Austria. 

Speedskaters from Different NOCs Team Up

(ATR) Youth Olympic Games athletes became the United Nations in the long track speedskating Mixed NOC team sprint Wednesday. 

Team USA Prepares for World Single Distance Championships in Kolomna

World Single Distance Championships are Feb. 11-14 in Kolomna, Russia

Six New Events Approved for PyeongChang 2018

(ATR) The IOC executive board approved six new events for the PyeongChang 2018 program.

Pechstein Case No Threat to Court of Arbitration for Sport

(ATR) The CAS secretary general tells Around the Rings the highest court in sport is not in danger.

DOSB Chooses City To Bid For 2024 Olympics -- Monday Memo

(ATR) The German Olympic Sports Confederation will choose a city to bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday.

African Sport Leaders Look Back at CISA -- Monday Memo

(ATR) The ninth edition of the Africa International Sports Convention takes place March 11-15 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Groundbreaking Set for PyeongChang Speedskating Venue

(ATR) PyeongChang2018 chief Yang-ho Cho held his first press conference since assuming the chair of POCOG.

Work Progressing at ANOC HQ; F1 Race Set for Euro Games Encore

(ATR) Also: U.S. speedskating not blaming uniforms for lack of Sochi success.

Silver Medallist Returns To Social Media To Thank Fans

British speed skater Elise Christie has reopened her Twitter account to thank those supporters, who stood by her after a tumultuous Winter Olympics. 

Olympic Short-Track Star Viktor Ahn Coy on Long-Term Plans

(ATR) Viktor Ahn unsure of career plans now that the Olympics have finished...

Sochi Speedskating Arena to Host Russian Fed Cup Tennis

(ATR) Sochi 2014's Adler Arena will host Russia' Fed Cup tennis clash against Argentina next month...

Dutch NOC Chief Hails Record Sochi Medal Haul

(ATR) Dutch Olympic committee president Andre Bolhuis tells Around the Rings the country’s investment in elite winter sports athletes has paid off in its record medal haul at the Sochi Games.

Sochi Scene -- Skating Fed Defends 10K; Ligety Relishes Gold

(ATR) International Skating Union defends 10,000 meters Olympic inclusion ... U.S. skier enjoys Sochi gold more than Turin.

"Still Plenty of Work Ahead" - Putin

(ATR) While the Sochi Olympics are getting rave reviews from the IOC and Games organizers, the most important Olympic official says there is “plenty of work ahead.”

Suit Switch Yields No Medals for U.S. Speedskaters

(ATR) U.S. speedskaters scrapped high-tech new skinsuits for an older model, but the results look no different in Sochi. 

Russian Skier Suffers Broken Back; No Surprises for IOC Doping Chief

(ATR) Also: IOC approves speedskating suit switch ... 151 million viewers for NBC Olympics. 

Sochi Security a Concern for Athletes

(ATR) Athletes from the United States and Australia offer their views on the ongoing security crisis in Russia.

US Speedskating Announces Search for New Executive Director

Most decorated winter sport in U.S. history looks for new leader

Olympic Newsdesk -- Aid for Georgia Luger; Japan Fig Skate Gold; Curling Champs Conclude

(ATR) More assistance coming for the family of the Georgian luger who died in Vancouver Japan claims a first at the figure skating world champs... Curling championships close in Canada.

Emotional Finish for Luge; Canada Misses Out on First Gold

Five golds up for grabs as men's luge wraps... Canada denied first gold... Dutch speedskater sets Olympic record... U.S. top medal count

Vancouver View -- Biden to Vancouver; Security Demonstration; Intrawest Ad

 (ATR) VP Joe Biden to lead U.S. delegation... VANOC says fans should prepare for airport-style venue security...Intrawest ads for Whistler... Italians face doping fines ... Verizon partners with NBC...

Team USA Features 87 Returning Olympians with 48 Olympic Medals

Six Nominations for IOC Members

(ATR) Three women and the brother of an IOC member are among the six nominations for election to the IOC at the February session in Vancouver.

Olympic Briefs -- More Problems for Chambers; China Accused of Match-Fixing

(ATR) After winning gold in Turin, sprinter Dwain Chambers faces a bleak future...China accused of duplicitous behavior in badminton matches

VANOC Aces First Test Event

(ATR) Short-track speedskating’s reigning men’s world champion praised the first Vancouver 2010 indoor test event on Sunday

Vancouver View - Skaters Test New Oval, Torch Relay Wish List, Protests for Olympic Train

(ATR) Speedskaters test the ice at the Richmond Oval …a wish list from the Canadian government for the torch relay…and protestors target an Olympic train…More in this week’s Vancouver View…