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On the Scene -- London Meets Beijing for Olympics Know-How Handover

November 23, 2008

Wang Wei, the face of BOCOG for the 2008 Olympics will lead the delegation from China to London. (ATR)(ATR) The lessons learned from the Beijing Olympics will be passed on thi...

Op Ed: Bottom Coming for Olympic Movement

November 22, 2008

While the Dow Jones, FTSE, Cac 40 and Nikkei provide easy to follow measurements of economic conditions, the signs are more subtle for the economic health of the Olympics. But...

On the Scene in Istanbul: Challenging Times for Youth Olympic Games Organizers

November 22, 2008

IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli speaks at the EOC Assembly in Istanbul. (ATR) (ATR) Despite a slew of challenges ahead in fast-track preparations for the Su...

Fight Against Doping - 'Half the World' not Enforcing Drug Rules, Potential Spanish Controversy

November 22, 2008

Craig Reedie claimed half the world is not enforcing rules in the fight against doping. (SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)IOC Member Says Anti-Doping Rules are “Not Enforced” Craig...

Bidding for the Games: No Drama for Obama as 2016 Cities Present in Istanbul

November 21, 2008

IOC members have conflicting ideas on whether President-elect Obama will have a major impact on Chicago's 2016 bid. (ATR/M. Bisson)Opinion is divided among delegates at the Eu...

Rogge: Games are in Conservation Mode

November 21, 2008

IOC President Jacques Rogge (left), chatting with EOC President Patrick Hickey, today cautioned delegates that fiscal responsibility is needed for profitable Games to continue...

On the Scene -- EOC Opens Annual Meeting in Istanbul

November 21, 2008

IOC President Jacques Rogge and Turkish President Abdullah Gul at the Friday open of the EOC Assembly in Istanbul. (ATR)(ATR) The president of Turkey welcomes Europe’s Olympic...

Bidding for the Games: 2016 Cities Scrutinized in Istanbul

November 20, 2008

Istanbul is the latest stop for the 2016 campaigns. (ATR)(ATR) The four cities bidding for the 2016 Olympics are assembling their teams in Istanbul where they will present Fri...

Georgia Launches Appeal to Relocate 2014 Games

November 19, 2008

The Georgian NOC said 2014 Olympics host city Sochi is a "very dangerous place". (ATR) Leaders from the Georgian national Olympic committee could use the European Olympic Comm...

Leadership Lessons for Federations Meeting in Lausanne

November 18, 2008

Patrick Baumann, secretary general of FIBA, says the summit is a “chance to learn from our peers.” (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)Leaders of international sports federation...

Sponsor Spotlight - IOC Loses TOP Sponsor

November 17, 2008

The Johnson & Johnson pavilion on the Olympic Green during the Beijing Olympics. (ATR)(ATR) A new defection from the shrinking group of worldwide Olympic sponsors: U.S. medica...

London Update -- Beijing Debrief Offers Lessons for London, Fight Continues Over British Soccer Team

November 17, 2008

Representatives from Beijing, LOCOG, VANOC, Sochi 2014 and the 2016 cities will meet in London next week for the IOC's transfer of knowledge. (Getty Images)Technology experts ...