California dominates medal count of U.S. states at the Summer Olympics – and also beats most countries

California, if a country, would place second on the Summer Olympic medal table since 1984, ahead of Russia, China and Great Britain. North Dakota is the only state to not earn a Summer Olympic medal during that time.

2 Minute Newscast: Climate Change at the Heart of Olympic Bid

(ATR) Also covered this week, ATR’s Greer Wilson highlights BWF, and AIBA in this edition of the 2 Minute Newscast.

Boost for Korean 2032 Bid

(ATR) Efforts to grow the joint Korean bid come as Australia takes a step back in the bidding process.

Olympic Bid on Inter-Korean Summit Agenda

(ATR) South Korea will propose a joint 2032 Summer Olympics bid with the North at the next summit later this month.

Doping and Governance Priorities for Summer Olympic Federations

(ATR) ASOIF aims to step up the fight against doping and improve the governance of member federations in 2018.

ATR First: Fasel - Winter Olympics at Risk

(ATR) Ice hockey fed chief says collapse of Innsbruck 2026 Olympics bid “a huge problem”.

New Tokyo Olympics Minister Opposes Smoking Ban

(ATR) Shunichi Suzuki does not agree with attempts to impose an indoor smoking ban by Governor Koike.

Top Story Replay: IOC Negotiates for 2028 Olympics

(ATR) Talks with Los Angeles advance for 2028, ATR Editor Ed Hula reports.

IOC Negotiates for 2028 Olympics

(ATR) Talks with Los Angeles advance for 2028, ATR Editor Ed Hula reports.

Tokyo 2020 to Partner with the Nippon Foundation

Will leverage the Foundation’s experience to bolster the recruitment and training of volunteers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

French Ladies Go 1-2 at World Surfing Games

(ATR) Pauline Ado and Johanne Defay give the locals a thrill in Biarritz. 

ASOIF Plans Governance Compliance for Federations

(ATR) Summer Olympic sports body aims to create compliance certification as part of sweeping governance changes.

Seb Coe Wants Cross Country in Both Olympics

(ATR) IAAF president says adding long-distance running to the Winter Games would help African countries earn medals.

Paris Earns Sustainability Certificate -- 2024 Roundup

(ATR) Also: Los Angeles 2024 bid leader shows off city in new video series.

Staring Contest Ensues for 2024 Olympic Race -- Media Watch

(ATR) Whichever city blinks first could be left hosting the Olympics four years later than originally intended.

Four Athletes Lose Medals in Final Beijing 2008 Retests

(ATR) Three Chinese weightlifters and a Belarusian shotputter failed doping retests from the Beijing 2008 Games.

Tokyo Ready to Learn from Rio -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: IOC CoComm in Tokyo; IOC to visit Lima for Session inspection.

Federations Rio 2016 Debrief Paves Way for New IOC Model

(ATR) Leaders of the 28 summer sports will meet Friday with IOC officials to give feedback on the Rio Olympics.

Paris 2024 submits Phase 2 of its Candidature File to IOC

Paris 2024 submits part two of candidature file to the IOC to host 2024 Summer Olympics.

Bach to Meet Pope at Faith and Sport -- Conferences and Conventions

(ATR) Also: CGF adds Sports Summit; Olympin Show registration closes; Sportel Awards approach; Host City names speakers list.

Major Events Summit Website Launches 17 days before Rio 2016

MEI have revealed that the website for this year’s Major Events International Summit is now live. 

Rio Olympic Torch Relay; Wimbledon -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Wimbledon begins; Rio 2016 torch relay heads to Mato Grosso do Sul.

Budapest Olympic Bid Adjusts Masterplan to Slash Costs

(ATR) Balázs Furjes tells ATR that IOC advice has resulted in a change to the 2024 Olympic masterplan set to save “tens of millions” of dollars.

Olympic Hopefuls Turn To GoFundMe To Raise Money On Their Road To Rio

GoFundMe, the world's largest online fundraising platform, today announced a new effort to support athletes who have created campaigns to help pay for training and travel for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2016.

Budapest confirmed to enter the next round of the contest to host 2024 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee today announced that Budapest has been selected to continue to the second stage of the bidding process to become the next Summer Olympics Host City after Tokyo. 

Tokyo Battles for Honor of Olympic Bid

(ATR) Prime Minister pledges full cooperation with investigation into bid for 2020 Olympics.

World Sailing Visits Paris 2024 Venue; Rome Showcases Foro Italico

(ATR) French bid officials today met World Sailing representatives at Marina Marseille, the proposed venue for Olympic sailing.

Two Possible Solutions for Tokyo 2020 'Cauldron Conundrum'

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 organizers will place the Olympic cauldron either near the field of play or outside of the new National Stadium.

ASOIF Wants Concerns Addressed at IOC Rio 2016 Inspection

(ATR) Summer sports leaders are demanding assurances from Rio 2016 during IOC check-up amid ongoing concerns about pace of preparations.

IOC CoComm Heads to Rio for Final Visit -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also; Olympic football tournament draw; mixed double Curling Championships underway Saturday.