MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - The RIA Novosti Group has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Around the Rings. The ATR website will post news about the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics provided by RIA Novosti, as the national host agency, and its photo pool.
“ATR has been covering the Olympic movement for twenty years, and it is an important and valued partner during preparations for the 2014 Olympics. RIA Novosti as the national host agency believes it is crucial to work with those who know all the nuances of international sports policy,” RIA Novosti Deputy Editor-in-Chief Maxim Filimonov, who is in charge of RIA Novosti’s Olympic project, said. He is confident that the cooperation will be mutually beneficial, as timely and comprehensive coverage of news related to sports and the coming Games are important to both RIA Novosti and the ATR.
"We were absolutely delighted to be asked to partner with the RIA Novosti for Sochi 2014 because they represent the best in the business," said ATR Publisher Sheila S. Hula."We are especially excited about what it will mean for our coverage of the upcoming Torch Relay. The 2014 relay will be the longest ever. Being able to draw on RIAN's resources will mean we won't have to miss a single stop - and neither will our readers." Under the agreement ATR will regularly post text, photo and video materials from RIA Novosti about the 2014 Olympics on its popular sports website.
ATR’s website will publish RIA Novosti news under the heading “Host Agency News.”
“We will provide them as a primary source with our news, photos and other useful information related to Sochi 2014. We hope to work closely with them during the Games and in the year before,” noted Dmitry Tugarin, RIA Novosti executive director and supervisor of RIA Novosti’s Olympic project.
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For more than 20 years, AroundTheRings.com has been the only publication devoted to providing original, on-the-scene reporting about the $5 billion dollar business of the Olympic Movement. Based in Atlanta, Ga., with a worldwide team of correspondents, Around the Rings provides thorough international sport business news coverage via round-the-clock online updates, email blasts, mobile apps, social media, events, and special edition publications.
Around the Rings is a US analytical website covering the economic and political aspects of the Olympic movement as well as a wide range of international sports news.
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