Ed Hula is one of world’s leading Olympic journalists. He has reported on the Olympics since 1988 when Atlanta startedits bid for the 1996 Games. He formed Radio Atlanta in 1992, a company which provided reporting on the Olympics for radio stations and networks around the world, such as the BBC, VOA, and CBC.
From 1998 to 2001 Hula lived in Sydney, Australia as Olympics reporter for Sydney 2000 radio rightsholder 2UE.
Hula launched a newsletter in 1995 called The HulaReport, renamed Around the Rings in 1997, becoming a primary source of news for the Olympic industry. As editor in chief, Hula led the Around the Rings staff at 15 Olympic Games. In 1998 Around the Rings became the first digitally delivered publication to receive Olympic credentials He has interviewed dozens of industry leaders as well as government figures such as Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin.
He has visited Olympia more than 12 times since 1996.
Around the Rings was acquired in 2021 by INFOBAE, an internet news platform based in Buenos Aires.
Hula formed a new company in 2022, Hula Sport Communications, along with his partner, Sheila Scott Hula, former publisher of Around the Rings. The boutique agency specializes in developing content for businesses and organizations involved with Olympic sport.
The Ed and Sheila Hula Collection at Georgia State University in Atlanta contains notes, scripts and recordings retained through their careers.
On June 23, 2023, Ed Hula is scheduled to receive the Pierre De Coubertin Medal from the IOC. The award recognizes from cultural and teaching fields for their contribution to the Olympic Movement.