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Rafer Johnson, Gold Medalist and Icon, 86

(ATR) A giant in the decathlon, he lit the caldron for LA 1984. Hear him speak with ATR Editor Ed Hula in a 1995 interview.

Mike Trout Named 2016 Sportsman of the Year

Emerging Host Cities Focus in Dubai

(ATR) Emerging cities get their due in Dubai as the wave of the future for major international sports events. ATR Editor Ed Hula reports…

USOC International Relations Enters New Chapter

(ATR) International relations for the U.S. Olympic Committee takes a new turn, as does the career of Robert Fasulo, who has officially left the USOC as managing director of international relations.

Samaranch Remembered: Tributes for Former IOC President

(ATR) From current IOC President Jacques Rogge and other IOC members, to staff members and organizing committee leaders, former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch is remembered as a powerful figure for the Olympic Movement. Services for Samaranch, who died Wednesday morning at age 89, will be held just 24 hours later in his birthplace of Barcelona.

Big Changes for USOC International Relations

(ATR) U.S. Olympic Committee international relations chief Robert Fasulo will leave his post in August among other changes for the USOC IR department. 

NOCs News: Seibel Out as USOC Chief Communications Officer

(ATR) Darryl Seibel resigns as chief communications officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee, becoming the fourth key staff member to step down in the last six months

News from the NOCs -- New USOC Chair, South Africa Checks Swim Abuse Claims

(ATR) Four names are being mentioned to succeed USOC chair Peter Ueberroth… some South African swimmers allege abuse by their coaches… and neighbors pledge help with the Southeast Asian Games in Laos

IOC President Says Olympics Safe from Finance Crisis, USOC Not So Sure

(ATR) The president of the IOC says the global financial crisis will not drag down the Olympics while the U.S. Olympic Committee is ready to take stock of the market turmoil in a board meeting this week.