NextGen 2020 - Europe

(ATR) European changes at IOC moderate. More in our Next Gen 2020 series.

Peace and Sport Mobilizes Athletes and International Federations Around the World for International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6

Athletes and International Federations are mobilizing behind Peace and Sport’s #WhiteCard campaign as they celebrate the IDSDP. 

Door Open for Russian Paralympians at PyeongChang 2018

(ATR) IPC president Philip Craven says Russia taking steps in the right direction to rejoin the Paralympic Movement.

Russian Participation in German Anti-Doping Inquiry Unlikely

(ATR) Neither Zhukov nor Isinbayeva expected to travel to Berlin to testify about the McLaren report, ATR has learned

WADA Hits Out at Russia; Ruggiero Committed to Doping Fight

(ATR) The World Anti-Doping Agency says it should have been consulted before Isinbayeva appointment.

Time Running Out for NHL to Determine Olympic Participation -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: Isinbayeva running for ARAF presidency; FIFA ..., summer federations leadership changes.

Isinbayeva Elected as IOC Member

(ATR) Five new members of the IOC took their oaths today as the IOC session concluded.

Isinbayeva Retires, Aspires to New Heights In IOC

(ATR) Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva says she's ready to serve on the IOC Athletes Commission.

Isinbayeva on Athletes Commission Election: 'It's Kind of Compensation'

(ATR) Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva was banned from competing at Rio 2016.

Rio Olympians Elect Four New Members to IOC Athletes Commission

Britta Heidemann, Seug-min Ryu, Daniel Gyurta and Yelena Isinbayeva have been elected to the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission. 

Russia Creates Psuedo-Olympics for Banned Athletes

(ATR) Russian athletes barred from Rio 2016 back Vladimir Putin's handling of the doping ban with a track and field meet in Moscow.

Russians Lodge Appeals with IAAF

(ATR) Sports minister Vitaly Muto says 67 Russian athletes have filed appeals against the IAAF ban from the Rio Olympics.

IAAF Announces Chairpersons for Commissions and Advisory Groups

(ATR) Two IOC members are among those appointed to head IAAF commissions and advisory groups.

Coe: Portland 2016 'Important Part of Road to Recovery'

(ATR) The IAAF president says clean results at the indoor world championships can help rebuild trust in athletics.

Athletes Make First or Last Olympics -- Rio 2016 Roundup

(ATR) Online ticket sales begin; two African teams book Rio football qualification; Japan qualifies for hockey.

Russia May Ban Gold Medalists from Olympics

(ATR) Russian lawmakers are weighing a bill that would bar Olympic athletes from competing after two Games.

Sheikh Ahmad Honored; Isinbayeva Remains YOG Ambassador

(ATR) ANOC Chairman Sheikh Ahmad honored in Lebanon... Yelena Isinbayeva to remain a Youth Olympic Games ambassador for Nanjing...

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Sprinters Deny Protest; Stadium Closure; Ortega Defects

(ATR) Russian sprinters deny kiss was act of protest... Russia cannot host top level Athletic events without Luzhniki Stadium... Russian Orthodox Church defends Yelena Isinbayeva... Cuban hurdler Orlando Ortega defects...

Media Watch -- Athletes Speak Out; Anchorage Considers 2026 Olympic Bid

(ATR) Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is among many athletes responding to Russia’s anti-gay legislation…Anchorage, Alaska considers vying for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Isinbayeva "Misunderstood"; Poor Advertisement Caused Low Attendance

(ATR) Yelena Isinbayeva's comments on anti-gay law were "misunderstood"... Lack of advertising lead to poor ticket sales... Moscow day six wrap-up...

Around the Rings Podcast - IAAF World Championships

(ATR) Around the Rings Contributor Karen Rosen discusses the 2013 IAAF World Championships, and her experience covering the event in Moscow. The IAAF Council held a forum at the World Championships to discuss re-establishing a four year sanction for athletes accused of doping. Russia's recent "gay propaganda" ban stirred up controversy among athletes and officials...Still athletes such as Usain Bolt and Yelena Isinbayeva shine at the World Championships.

RIA Novosti Roundup -- Isinbayeva Backs Law; USOC Speaks

(ATR) Yelena Isinbayeva defends Russian anti-gay law... USOC CEO expects athletes to honor other countries laws...

Ria Novosti Roundup - Olympics Suspension; Moscow 2013 Medals; Isinbayeva Heads Delegation

(ATR) The IIHF upholds Swedish defensemen's suspension... Moscow 2013 unveils medals... Yelena Isinbayeva leads Russian athletic delegation...

RIA Novosti Roundup - Sochi Medals; World Championship Sales; Olympic Pole-Vaulter to Retire

(ATR) IAAF announces ticket figures for 2013 World Championships... Some Sochi medals will contain meteorite fragments... Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement...

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 ...

Federations Roundup - New Indoor Mark for Isinbayeva; Deadline for Softball, Baseball

(ATR) Pole vault champion breaks own indoor world record ... Softball president tells Around the Rings he's awaiting reply from baseball ahead of a soft mid-March deadline ... Triathlon confirms Olympic schedule ...

Future of Olympic Broadcasting Vexes Experts; 2012 Anti-Doping Campaign; Isinbayeva Backs Doha 2017

(ATR) New technology poses new challenges and opportunities for Olympic broadcasters, experts say ... U.K. launches international anti-doping campaign ... Pole vault great backs Doha athletics championship bid ... 

Pole Vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva shows her support for Doha 2017

Olympic Newsdesk -- New CEO for 2012 Winter YOG; 2010 Summer YOG on Schedule

(ATR) Peter Bayer is the new CEO of Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympics organizers. The organizing committee's former marketing director was chosen from 43 candidates who applied for the post.

Olympic Newsdesk - Austrian Olympic Committee Investigation; Isinbayeva Wins Award;

(ATR) The resignation of the Austrian Olympic Committee could come as the result of an investigation into whether he mishandled the committee’s money… Yelena Isinbayeva wins Spain’s 2009 Prince of Asturias sports award

Laureus Academy Members Present Laureus Sportswoman Award To Yelena Isinbayeva

"To win the Laureus Award again is a unique honor" - says delighted YelenaLaureus Academy member Sergey Bubka, Isinbayeva's mentor - pays tribute: "Yelena is a phenomenal athlete, she totally deserves this second Laureus Award…who knows how far she can take the pole vault event in the future?" Pictures of Yelena Isinbayeva receiving Award on www.laureusarchive.comOther Laureus Awards winners to be announced at presentation events in June.

2016 Olympic Bid Cities Star at AIPS Congress

(ATR) Presentations from the four cities bidding for the 2016 Olympics are among the highlights of the 72nd Congress of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS)

Olympic Briefs -- Helsinki Stadium Getting Facelift; COC Honors Kazakh President

(ATR) Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium will receive $5 million to improve the tower and field of play...The president of Kazakhstan gets a medal for supporting the Beijing Games

Fuerte descargo de Yelena Isinbáyeva tras el castigo a Rusia: “Es una sanción cruel, injusta, atroz y asesina”

La doble campeona olímpica expresó su dolor en las redes sociales al conocer el duro fallo de la Agencia Mundial Antidopaje (AMA)

El duro entrenamiento de Yelena Isinbayeva con el ejército ruso en Siria

La campeona mundial, que se perdió los Juegos Olímpicos por el veto a Rusia, entrenó con los militares de la base aérea de Hmeymim

Río 2016, el final de una era: las cuatro leyendas que se retirarán tras los Juegos Olímpicos

Cuatro de los deportistas más importantes de la historia dejarán la actividad tras estas olimpíadas

Tras perderse los Juegos Olímpicos de Río por el escándalo de dopaje ruso, Yelena Isinbayeva anunció su retiro

La atleta doble campeona olímpica de salto con garrocha, de 34 años, dijo ante la prensa que pone a fin a su fructífera carrera

Tras el escándalo de dopaje, la atleta rusa Yelena Isinbayeva anunciará su retiro

La bicampeona olímpica de salto con garrocha fue elegida como nuevo miembro del COI y este viernes anunciará el final de su carrera en Río de Janeiro