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Rogge Signs Host City Contract for 2012 Youth Olympics

January 15, 2009

Mayor of Innsbruck Hilde Zach with IOC President Jacques Rogge and NOC President Leo Wallner at the signing ceremony of the host city contract. (Innsbruck 2012)IOC President J...

Medvedev Promises Sochi will Fulfill Olympic Ambitions

January 13, 2009

 (ATR) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev uses a video blog to pledge that construction preparations for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be completed on time, despite the i...

IOC Names Winter Youth Olympics Commission Chair

January 12, 2009

International Ski Federation President Gian-Franco Kasper will monitor preparations for the 2012 Winter YOG in Innsbruck. (Getty Images) International Ski Federation Presiden...

World Briefs -- Panasonic Extends IOC Partnership; Beijing Baseball Stadium Replaced

January 09, 2009

Panasoic Adds Digital Camera Marketing Rights to SponsorshipPanasonic extends its partnership with the IOC, announcing the addition of global marketing rights for digital came...

Belarussian Athletes Appeal Olympic Doping Offenses

January 07, 2009

The IOC last month banned Vadim Devyatovskiy from the Olympics for life for a second doping offense. (Getty Images) (ATR) Two Belarussian hammer throwers who were stripped of ...

Vancouver View -- Security Budget Unknown; Homeless Solutions Discussed

January 06, 2009

Security Budget Remains a Mystery The head of the 2010 Games’ security force denied that 1 billion Canadian dollars will be spent on securing Vancouver 2010. But RCMP Asst. C...

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...