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IOC Team Leaves Hong Kong for Beijing Visit

October 22, 2007

Olympic Games director Gilbert Felli, permanent secretary for home affairs (Hong Kong) Carrie Yau, commission chairman Hein Verbruggen and Hong Kong NOC pres...

On the Scene: IOC Commission Opens Beijing Meeting

October 23, 2007

Still plenty of work to do with 289 days to go before the Beijing Games. (ATR)  (ATR) The head of the IOC commission overseeing the Beijing Olympics tells A...

On the Scene: Beijing Ceremonies Could Set Record, Party Leaders Include BOCOG Chiefs

October 24, 2007

The National Stadium will be the site for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics.  Record-Breaking Budget for Ceremonies? A report fro...

On the Scene in Beijing - Devilish Details Ahead for 2008 Olympics

October 25, 2007

IOC Olympic Games Director Gilbert Felli, Hein Verbuggen and BOCOG VP Jiang Xiaoyu. (ATR)  (ATR) While he said there are no problems for the Beijing Olympic...

Press Release: Beijing 2008 Readiness Takes Key Step Closer to Reality

October 23, 2007

 Beijing 2008 readiness takes key step closer to reality Bringing to a close its next-to-last meeting before the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games begin, the Inte...

Olympics Can Be Green Catalyst Says IOC President

October 25, 2007

The IOC President at the opening of the Beijing conference. (ATR)  (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says the organization has a role to play in the environ...

Fight Against Doping: EU, Swiss Raids, Tour de France

October 27, 2007

 EU Gets Tough on Doping The European Union said on Thursday that countries that did not approve anti-doping laws by the end of this year should not be all...

Beijing Bold Face: People in Beijing

October 28, 2007

The Crowne Plaza lobby. (ATR)  (ATR) The lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel next to the Olympic Stadium was a busy crossroads this week with the IOC meetings a...

Countdown Beijing: Ticket System Crashes Under Flood of Ticket Orders

October 30, 2007

About 1.85 million tickets are available in this round of ticketing. (Getty Images)  Ticket System Crashes Under Flood of Ticket Orders Crushing demand cras...

Press Release: Olympic Truce Resolution Wins Support of the United Nations

October 31, 2007

 Beijing 2008 – Olympic Truce Resolution wins support of the United Nations With 10 months remaining until the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 62nd Session...

Olympic Truce Wins Near-Unanimous Support at U.N.

October 31, 2007

The IOC president at the U.N.: “Sport alone cannot enforce or maintain peace. But it has a vital role to play in building a better and more peaceful world.” ...

On the Scene in Chicago: "Best Ever" World Championships

November 01, 2007

AIBA President C.K. Wu. (ATR)  (ATR) The president of the International Boxing Association says the world championships now underway in Chicago are the “bes...