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Olympic Turn Around Excerpts

July 13, 2005

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Olympics Baseball Takes Another Strike

July 13, 2005

Major league baseball at the former Olympic Stadium in Atlanta. (ATR) (ATR) The commissioner of Major League Baseball says he is "saddened" that that baseball was cut from the...

Olympic Turn Around

July 12, 2005

 The exclusive series of excerpts from Olympic Turn Around by Michael Payne, continues today with "Scorpion Wars", the story of the fight over the TV rights for the Olympic Ga...

Olympic Turn Around: Chapter One

July 11, 2005

 Around the Rings begins an exclusive series of excerpts from the book Olympic Turn Around by Michael Payne, former IOC Marketing Director. In today's excerpt he recounts the ...

New Members Coming to IOC in 2006

July 11, 2005

(ATR) (ATR) New members to the IOC are expected to be named in 2006 when the membership drops below 115 for the first time in several years, according to the chairman of the I...

Olympic Bidding Faces Review

July 09, 2005

Jacques Rogge says the IOC wants to keep the costs of bidding for the Olympics as low as possible. (ATR) (ATR) The IOC will review the entire bidding process for the Olympics ...

Three Elected to Olympics Board

July 09, 2005

The IOC Session in Singapore. (ATR) (ATR) Lambis Nikolaou from Greece and Chiharu Igaya of Japan were elected as vice presidents of the IOC in the closing minutes of the Sessi...

IOC Winds Down Singapore Session

July 09, 2005

The IOC Session in Singapore. (ATR)  (ATR) There apparently will be no second attempt to re-do votes cast by the IOC on Friday that rejected the additi...

IOC Member Battles 6 Year Prison Term

January 18, 2006

Yong Sung Park at the IOC Session in Salt Lake City four years ago when he was elected as an IOC member. (ATR) South Korea IOC member Yong Sung Park is hoping to avoid a recom...

Rogge To Meet Annan, Plans for Melbourne

January 16, 2006

IOC President Jacques Rogge will travel to Australia in March for the Commonwealth Games. (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge will host U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan at IOC ...

IOC Issues Statement on 2012 Vote

December 27, 2005

The IOC Session Singapore where the vote for 2012 took place. (ATR) (ATR) In the wake of murmurs in the media over a possible error in the vote for the 2012 Olympics host, the...

Gilady Says Olympics Vote Snafu Old News

December 23, 2005

 (ATR) An IOC member says the tempest over a possibly mis-cast vote in the election for the 2012 Olympics is "media spin of old news". Alex Gilady tells Around the Rings his w...