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Olympic Cities Gather in Lausanne

October 10, 2008

Lausanne's Beau-Rivage Palace is the setting for the Lausanne Summit. (Getty Images) Officials from the organizing committees of the next three Olympics -- Vancouver, London a...

Fight Against Doping – WADA to Retest Beijing Blood Samples, Italians to Investigate Turin Doping Case

October 09, 2008

David Howman, WADA director general, suggests that further Beijing retesting could occur as drug detection becomes more sophisticated. (Getty Images)WADA: Beijing Retest No Su...

Financial Crisis Could Impact Sochi

October 09, 2008

Dmitry Chernyshenko (right), president of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, looks at a model of the bobsleigh runs outside Sochi. (Getty Images) The head of Sochi 2014 says...

On the Scene in Acapulco: Millions More for NOCs, Bid Teams Gather at Resort

October 08, 2008

The Olympic Solidarity meeting drew members of the commission from each of the five continents. (ATR)$27 Million More for Olympic Solidarity Members of the Olympic Solidarity ...

London Mayor Rejects Soccer Legacy for Olympics Stadium

October 08, 2008

The London Olympic stadium is not suitable for Premiership football. (Getty Images)(ATR) London mayor Boris Johnson is effectively ruling out any possibility that a Premiershi...

On the Scene -- Denmark Plans Olympic Gathering to 'Get in Touch' with Sport World

October 07, 2008

IOC member from Denmark Kai Holm. (ATR/M.Bisson)(ATR) Copenhagen’s sports and civic leaders promise to stage a spectacular 121st IOC Session and 13th Olympic Congress in the D...

On the Scene in Copenhagen -- IOC President Demurs on 2nd Term

October 06, 2008

The IOC Session launch event was held at Tivoli Gardens. (ATR/M.Bisson)(ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge tells Around the Rings he will announce whether he plans to run for re...

Olympic Leaders Gather in Copenhagen for Congress Countdown

October 06, 2008

Following the event launch in Copenhagen, a reception takes place in the concert hall foyer of Tivoli Garden. (ATR/M.Bisson)(ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge opens the launch ...

Sponsor Spotlight -- Sponsorship behind 2010 Olympic Charity Ban

October 05, 2008

A red ball is the emblem of Right to Play. (Getty Images)Right to Play outside Village Don't look for Right to Play in the Vancouver Olympic Village. The Toronto-based charity...

Op Ed: Olympic Immunity from Financial Crisis?

October 04, 2008

If you believe IOC President Jacques Rogge, the Olympics are immune to the turmoil in the financial markets. He told journalists in Geneva this week that he has every confiden...

World Briefs -- Russian Billionaires Want Improved Olympic Performance, Mayor Gambles to Bid for Olympics

October 04, 2008

Roman Abramovich is one of the oligarchs funding Russia’s hope to improve in the medal standings. (Getty Images)Russian Billionaires Pledge Roubles for MedalsRussia’s 10 wealt...

World Briefs – Nuzman, Hickey Win Reelection, Ski Jumping Lawsuit, Chinese Athletes Raise Money for Quake

October 03, 2008

Patrick Hickey approaches his final term with Olympic Council of Ireland. (ATR)Patrick Hickey Heads to Final Term in Ireland Olympic Council of Ireland President Patrick Hick...