6/12/10 FIFA embraces what the IOC rejected in selecting Qatar as the host of the 2022 World Cup. Around the Rings editor Ed Hula has more in this OpEd.
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,
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
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
9/7/2010 Former FA chairman and England 2018 bid leader David Triesman speaks publicly for the first time since a tabloid newspaper sting forced his resignation from both roles… Premier League Olympics postponement premature… European clubs hold EU talks… More inside. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
5/7/2010 South Africa’s Olympic leaders tell INSIDER the success of the World Cup is likely to trigger an Olympic bid… 2014 World Cup the aim in new Turkish FA strategic plan… FIFA outlet doing brisk trade in Germany jerseys… ‘Coca-Cola Man’ still under construction… Paris Hilton watches penguins to get over drug ordeal. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Cape Town
The Ricoh Arena, the home of Coventry City Football Club, has been selected as the new Midlands venue to host Olympic Football matches in 2012. This follows a selection procedure by the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and means that all venues are now in place for the London Games. The venue will be temporarily
19/3/2010 FIFA’s annual income passes $1 billion mark for the first time… FIFA executive’s rejection of Mohamed Bin Hammam’s proposal is the first blow to his hopes of mounting a challenge to president Sepp Blatter in next year’s presidential elections. WFI’s Marta Falconi reports from Zurich
11/3/2010 Danny Jordaan tells World Football Insider he is confident the tournament will be a sell-out, shrugging off fears over slow ticket sales and the prospect of half-empty stadia; says a successful competition will provide the perfect platform for South Africa to stage a strong Olympic bid. (Getty)
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