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Sports for 2016: Golf Takes a Swing

November 10, 2008

(ATR) Golf's growing international popularity and its expansion and development in new countries are among the reasons the sport should be added to the Olympic program, accord...

Sports for 2016 -- Baseball Pitches Olympics Return

November 10, 2008

Baseball became a medal sport at the Olympics in 1992. (Getty Images)(ATR) Booted from the 2012 Olympics, baseball faces a crucial test this week at the IOC in its campaign to...

World Briefs -- Legacy Lives Cancelled, First Stage of 2010 Ticketing Over

November 08, 2008

Legacy Lives Canceled for VancouverThe economic downturn in North America is cited as one of the reasons for the cancellation of the Legacy Lives conference scheduled for Jan....

IAAF's Diack Rejects IOC President's Soccer Option for London's 2012 Stadium

November 07, 2008

IAAF President Lamine Diack says IOC President Jacques Rogge is being disrespectful to athletics. (Getty)Lamine Diack, the president of the International Association of Athlet...

Swedish Wrestler Hit with Two-year Ban after Beijing Protest

November 06, 2008

Ara Abrahamian removing his bronze medal after the medal ceremony in Beijing. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) (ATR) The Swedish wrestler who dropped his Olympic bronze medal in...

Austrian NOC Marks 100th Anniversary

November 05, 2008

Austrian President Heinz Fischer (left) and IOC President Jacques Rogge (right) will attend the Austrian national Olympic committee centennial on Friday. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Gett...

Sport for All Congress Under Way

November 04, 2008

IOC Member Walther Troger is the chair of the IOC’s Sport for All Committee. (ATR) The three-day congress is organized under the auspices of the International Olympic Committe...

Innsbruck Favorite to Win 2012 Youth Olympic Games

November 03, 2008

The IOC determined that Innsbruck presented “the least risk” of all the cities bidding for the Winter Youth Olympic Games. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)(ATR) Innsbruck is favo...

IOC Coordination Commission Opens First Visit to Singapore

October 31, 2008

(ATR) Organizers of the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics will seek to assure IOC officials over the next two days that fast-track preparations for the Games are running on schedu...

IOC Chief Outlines Goals for a Second Term

October 30, 2008

President Rogge promises to continue to fight as hard as possible against doping. (Getty Images) Speaking at a press conference at the headquarters of the Belgium Olympic Comm...

News from the NOCs: IOC to Observe Philippines Election, Iran Elects New Chief

October 30, 2008

Pere Miro will monitor the Philippines Olympic Committee’s election on Nov. 28. (ATR)IOC to Observe Philippines Election The IOC said it would send an observer to the Philippi...

Economic Slump Hits IOC Negotiations for TOP Sponsors

October 28, 2008

IOC member Gerhard Heiberg (center) says the IOC is working to secure new TOP sponsors. (Getty Images)The global economic crisis is stalling the IOC's plans to secure new TOP ...