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OpEd - Crisis for Sport Leaders

November 08, 2015

(ATR) When leaders of the world’s major sport federations gather this week in Lausanne they face a crisis only they can undo. The annual SportAccord IF Forum comes at a t...

Olympic Surfing: "The Party Everyone Wants to Attend"

November 03, 2015

(Getty Images) Picture the scene: as the Olympic Flag flutters in the ocean breeze, dueling surfers unleash a series of mesmerising skills and manoeuvres on the shimmering w...

Paris 2024 Olympic Bid "Offers Certainty" -- Op Ed

September 21, 2015

Paris 2024 Co-Presidents Bernard Lapasset and Tony Estanguet present their vision for the Olympic bid in their first joint statement. (Getty Images) Imagine Olympic athlet...

Why We Want to Host the 2024 Olympic Games -- Op Ed

September 01, 2015

Since the flame went out at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics—one of the most successful Games in history—LA has ridden a wave of development, creativity and innovation that has c...

Rio Tranquil at Year to Go -- Op Ed

August 06, 2015

(ATR) With a year to go to the Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro seems no more panicked than normal this week, although mighty challenges still remain. ATR editor Ed Hula in ...

Time to Admit Hard Truths About Boston 2024 -- OpEd

July 26, 2015

Boston (Getty Images) (ATR) An unscheduled teleconference of the US Olympic Committee Board of Directors on July 27 could mean the end of the tortured bid from Boston for the...

Special Olympics Athletes Making History -- Op Ed

July 09, 2015

In 1976 I made history by scoring the first ever perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Montreal Olympic Games. That moment profoundly changed my life. It was an incredibly proud mo...

Op-Ed: Rugby Triggers $2 Billion Tokyo Olympic Stadium Controversy

July 03, 2015

Work on the national stadium gets under way in October (ATR) (ATR) It’s the game they play in heaven – and rugby certainly holds a celestial position in the top ranks at Toky...

Evolution Never Stops for Swimming -- Op Ed

June 30, 2015

1964 was a year I’ll never forget. Donna de Varona (ATR) It was then, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, I reached the ultimate achievement as an elite athlete. Four years e...

The European Games: A Reality Show? -- Op Ed

June 24, 2015

I could have written this article before the first European Games in Baku started and it would not have changed by the time the event finishes. Crystal Hall boxing venue in...

Tale of Two Men -- Op Ed

June 05, 2015

(ATR) A fall from grace for two international sport leaders could end the career for one of them. The other could still be a force to reckon with in the years ahead. We’re...

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