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The Year Ahead -- Critical Period Before FIFA World Cup

January 05, 2009

The key focus for FIFA in 2009 will be South Africa's preparations to host the World Cup in 2010. (Getty Images)The FIFA schedule for the year ahead is as hectic as any other,...

The Year Ahead -- Denmark Prepares for Olympic Gathering

January 03, 2009

Denmark will host 40 major sports events before hosting the IOC Session and Congress in October. (ATR/M. Bisson)The 121st IOC Session and 13th Olympic Congress are among more ...

World Briefs -- Bach Optimistic About Munich 2018 Bid; Hoy Knighted

January 02, 2009

IOC Vice President Thomas Bach says Munich has a good chance of winning the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Getty Images)IOC Vice President Optimistic About Munich’s 2018 Olympics Chan...

The Year Ahead -- IOC Faces Fresh Challenges

December 29, 2008

IOC members will vote on the 2016 host city at the Bella Center. (ATR/M. Bisson) (ATR) The election of the 2016 Olympic host city and finalization of the sports program for th...

USOC Looks for New Leader in Washington

December 24, 2008

The USOC needs someone to run its Washington office for the first time in 18 years. (ATR) (ATR) As a new president prepares to take over the U.S. government, the U.S. Olympic ...

Golden 25 -- Denis Oswald, Boris Johnson

December 23, 2008

Denis Oswald, number 18 in Around the Rings' Golden 25. Denis Oswald #18Denis Oswald, now the senior IOC member from Switzerland, will be known in 2009 for his leadership of t...

Olympic Holiday Office Hours

December 23, 2008

Sochi 2014 Christmas trees can be found throughout Moscow. (ATR)(ATR) Holidays for Christmas and the New Year mean office closings for the IOC as well as organizing committees...

IOC Says No More Losses from Madoff Scandal

December 22, 2008

The IOC says its losses to the Madoff scandal should be under $5 million. (ATR)The head of the IOC Finance Commission tells Around the Rings that a "very thorough combing" of ...

IOC Honors Broadcasters for Beijing Olympics Coverage

December 17, 2008

In Lausanne Tuesday, the IOC recognized broadcasters with Olympic Golden Rings awards. (IOC) (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge awards prizes to recognize the broadcasters who...

Greek Sprinter Launches Lawsuit Against IOC

December 17, 2008

Katerina Thanou is prepared to sue the IOC for being banned from the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images)(ATR) Disgraced Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou is to go ahead with a multi...

Bidding for the Games -- Chicago Announces Venue Changes

December 12, 2008

ATR) Some major sports venues are on the move in the enhanced plan unveiled Friday by the Chicago 2016 bid committee. Organizers say they hope the improvements will impress th...

Fight Against Doping -- Doping Re-test Procedure Announced, CAS Anticipates Appeals

December 12, 2008

IOC Finalizes Beijing Doping Re-Test Procedure The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will re-test around 500 doping samples from the 2008 Summer Olympic...