For the 15th consecutive year, Around the Rings Golden 25 is poised to name the personalities who will be the most influential for the Olympic Movement in 2011. Along with the official rankings compiled by the staff of Around the Rings, the 15th edition of the Golden 25 will include an opportunity for subscribers to 

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The three cities bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympics will make their final presentations for this year at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 26. Around the Rings will cover the two-day event with correspondent Marta Falconi reporting from the meeting. IOC President Jacques Rogge will address the meeting Friday, 

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Around the Rings is on the scene in Acapulco for the Association of National Olympic Committees General Assembly. “This meeting in Acapulco will take stock of plans for London 2012, the next big project on the horizon for the 205 national Olympic committteess which are here,” said ATR editor Ed Hula. “In addition, this meeting 

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After the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, what’s next for this newest member of the Olympic Family? “The Youth Olympic Games: Growth Spurt & Growing Pains” is the topic for the latest Around the Rings Newsmaker Breakfast, Oct. 21 in Acapulco. “The Singapore Youth Games delivered an inaugural event that set the bar high 

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Coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver by Around the Rings set records for monthly website traffic. Readership during the 2010 Winter Games shattered web traffic records set last October during the race to host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. For the month of February and coverage of the Vancouver Olympics, ATR recorded 3.7 

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What happens in an Olympic city once the Games have moved on is the topic of next month’s Around the Rings Newsmaker Breakfast. Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko is among the panelists who will address those issues in Vancouver. “Keeping the Games Alive” is set for Monday, Feb. 22, at the Olympians Reunion Center. The 

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FIFA reminds club teams they must release players younger than 23 for the Olympics … Brazilian star Ronaldinho says he will play in Beijing no matter what his club team wants … and FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has spoken with three alternates to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup but says only disaster will make the tournament move with less than two years to go. More FIFA news inside…