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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 ...

Mexico City Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 27, 2008

Opening ceremony was held Oct. 12, 1968 for Mexico City, closing ceremony on Oct. 27. A then record 112 countries participated with 5,500 athletes. (Getty)  On Oct. 27, the an...

On the Scene: Bumpy Road to Closing Ceremony for Asian Beach Games

October 26, 2008

Athletes from India at the closing ceremony for the Asian Beach Games Oct. 26 in Bali. (Getty) A Bumpy Debut for Games on the Beach The Asian Beach Games can potentially becom...

World Briefs -- 2010 Test Event, News from Beijing

October 25, 2008

Anton Ohno (center) and other top skaters compete in a short track test event for the Vancouver Olympics. (Getty) Vancouver Hosts Short Track TestThe first test event of this ...

Rogge's Letter to IOC Members: "More Modern" IOC for 2nd Term

October 24, 2008

IOC President Jacques Rogge sent a letter to members Friday announcing his intention to seek a second term. (ATR) (ATR) In a letter to IOC members, Jacques Rogge said he was e...

Updated Report: IOC President to Seek 2nd Term

October 24, 2008

(ATR) Colleagues are applauding the decision of IOC President Jacques Rogge to seek a final term in office. He declared his intentions in a letter sent to IOC members today. I...

No Illegal Betting Recorded During Beijing Olympics

October 23, 2008

An IOC spokeswoman confirms predictions that illegal gambling would not be a problem in Beijing. (Getty Images) The IOC's zero-tolerance approach to gambling in sport paid off...

On the Scene: IOC Says Vancouver Transport "Difficult"

October 23, 2008

Traffic stopped for construction along the Sea to Sky Highway. (ATR)(ATR) IOC inspectors say a transport plan for the Vancouver Olympics should be ready when they next return ...

Keep your Nose out of Olympics, Rogge Tells Asian Governments

October 23, 2008

IOC President Jacques Rogge met this week with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. (Getty Images)IOC President Jacques Rogge warns Asian governments that the Olympi...

On the Scene -- Vancouver IOC Team Opens Latest Review

October 22, 2008

VANOC chief John Furlong, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts in Vancouver Oct. 21. (ATR)A team of winter Olympic experts from the IOC is midway through...

Bidding for the Games: IOC Schedules Inspections for 2016 Olympic Bids

October 21, 2008

The IOC has set the dates for the 2016 Evaluation Commission visits to the four candidate cities next spring. Nawal El Moutawakel in New York City in 2005 when she led the 2...