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Blogging London: 2012 Handover at the Mall

August 25, 2008

At the gates of Buckingham Palace, the handover party crowd waved flags carrying the brand of ceremony sponsor Visa, to the chagrin of the BBC. (Getty)(ATR) It was a fitting v...

IOC President – Olympics Teaches China About the World

August 24, 2008

Rogge: “The IOC is extremely pleased by the organization of these Games.” (ATR) (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says the biggest legacy of the Olympics in Beijing may be the...

On the Scene in Beijing -- Legacy of Olympic Venues Not Clear

August 21, 2008

Bird's Nest -- or white elephant? Use of Olympic venues after the Games appears to be a work in progress. (ATR) Cost QuestionsThat much was made clear at a Thursday press brie...

New Athletes Commission Members Announced

August 21, 2008

(ATR) Athletes voted in record numbers to elect four fellow Olympians onto the IOC Athletes Commission, with a Korean martial arts athlete achieving the top poll result. IOC...

Disney-Owned ESPN Analyzes Olympic Rights for 2014, 2016

August 20, 2008

The IOC has not yet opened bidding for the U.S. TV rights to 2014 and 2016. (Getty Images)(ATR) A spokesman for ESPN confirms that rights to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and ...

Advocacy Group Calls on IOC, Olympic Sponsors to Form Internal Human Rights Body

August 20, 2008

Coke and GE get pointed criticism in the HRW report. (Getty Images)(ATR) Human Rights Watch says Olympic sponsors should urge the International Olympic Committee to formally m...

On the Scene in Beijing -- Detention Questions at Press Conference, Sailing Gold for China, Drug Test for Heptathlete

August 20, 2008

Two Women Allegedly Detained BOCOG says it will investigate reports that two elderly Chinese women who applied to demonstrate at official Olympic protest zones have been order...

U.S. Rebuked for Athletes' Commission Election Violation

August 20, 2008

USOC spokesman Darryl Seibel said his committee did not intend to push the rules. (ATR)(ATR) Competition is intensifying for four new places on the IOC Athletes' Commission, w...

Iraq Athletes Plant the Flag in Beijing, NOC Awaits Elections

August 18, 2008

Iraq parades at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images)(ATR) A small team of Iraqis plant the flag for their country at the Beijing Olympics while NOC lea...

Around the Rings Newsmaker Breakfast -- Rogge Still Best Man for Job, IOC Members Say

August 15, 2008

(ATR) Jacques Rogge remains the best man to lead the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through its future challenges, IOC members Prince Albert of Monaco, Nicole Hoevert...

On the Scene -- IOC Rejects Criticism of China Reforms, BOCOG Still Can’t Answer Protest Questions

August 14, 2008

BOCOG vice-president Wang Wei said "people enjoy more freedom" as a result of the Beijing Olympics. (ATR)IOC Rejects Criticisms of ChinaAsked by a reporter if the IOC is embar...

On the Scene in Beijing -- Beijing Obstructs Tibetan Reporter, First Gold for India

August 12, 2008

Tibetan Reporter Barred from Olympics A Tibetan-born correspondent for Radio Free Asia, a U.S.-based radio station critical of China, Jill Ku Martin of Radio Free Asia press...