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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...

One Year to IOC Vote for 2016

October 02, 2008

Chicago 2016 chairman Patrick Ryan. Chicago Starts Countdown to Copenhagen Chicago 2016 will distribute countdown clocks around the city the morning of October 2 as part of ef...

FIG Clears Chinese Gymnasts in Beijing, But Not Sydney

October 01, 2008

The members of China’s gold medal squad in the team gymnastics event were found to be of legal age to compete in the Beijing Olympics. (FIG) An investigation by the internatio...

IOC President Says Olympics Safe from Finance Crisis, USOC Not So Sure

September 30, 2008

“I am not pessimistic for the Olympic Games," says IOC President Jacques Rogge.(Getty)(ATR) The president of the IOC says the global financial crisis will not drag down the Ol...

McDonald's Disavows Influence for 2016 Olympics

September 26, 2008

(ATR) McDonald’s Global Chief Marketing officer says the company is not siding with Chicago in the race for the 2016 Olympics, contrary to comments made a week ago by another ...

World Forum Seeks Ways to Reach Youth

September 25, 2008

Finding ways to revive the flagging interest of youth for sport is one of the aims of the latest IOC World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture underway in Busan, South Korea...

Olympic Memorabilia: Tepid Market for Beijing Collectibles

September 25, 2008

The Lenovo Water Cube pin (second row, left) has been popular. (ATR) Supply Exceeds Demand for Most Beijing Collectibles Type "Beijing Olympic" into eBay's search engine and n...