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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...

Ticket Victims to Sue IOC, Nike Ends Elite Swimwear Line, Olympic Venues Open for Holiday

September 24, 2008

Hundreds of victims are forming a class-action lawsuit to sue IOC over phony Olympics tickets. (Getty Images)Hundreds Set to Sue IOC Over Ticket Scam Texas class-action lawyer...

Bidding for the Games: Chair for 2016 Evaluation Commission Named

September 18, 2008

Nawal el Moutawakel for 2016 Job The IOC member who led the review of the 2012 Olympics bids will head the IOC commission that will study the four cities bidding for 2016. Naw...

Cricket and Rugby Vie for Olympic Attention

September 14, 2008

Rugby's first goal is to reach the Olympic program for the 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images)(ATR) Cricket and rugby, sports closely associated with British heritage, could both be...

Olympic Briefs: Rogge on European Sports, Israeli Could Face Inquiry

September 11, 2008

IOC President Jacques Rogge wants sport to speak as a single voice in negotiations over the role of sport in the European Union. (ATR)Rogge Convenes Summit on EU and Sport IOC...

Olympic Briefs: Israeli Insults China, Rahlves Skis Dubai, Samaranch on Beijing

September 10, 2008

Shahar Zubari receives Israel’s first medal in Beijing after placing third in the men’s windsurfing race at the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images) Zubari's Remarks Ignite Firest...

IOC Communications Chief Moves On

September 05, 2008

Giselle Davies in Beijing. (ATR) (ATR) IOC communications director Giselle Davies tells Around the Rings the timing is right for her to leave her post, her resignation announc...