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Federations Roundup: USATF Downsizes, Luge Congress, Equestrian Website, and Olympic Trials

June 25, 2008

 USA Track and Field Complies with USOC Call for Changes A year after being told to reform by the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Track and Field will enact ch...

London Announces Beijing Handover Plans

June 16, 2008

LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe, Olympics minister Tessa Jowell and London mayor Boris Johnson take part in the handover announcement. (ATR/J.Corbett)  (ATR) A pa...

Two Dozen NOCs Celebrate Olympic Day

June 24, 2008

In Beijing, some 1,000 runners took to the streets for an Olympic Day race. Chinese Olympic Committee president and sport minister Liu Peng led the pack. (BO...

SportAccord Briefs -- Security Issues in Beijing, London, Singapore Present

June 05, 2008

IOC Coordination Commission for Beijing chair Hein Verbruggen told the International Federations that they may face increased security at the Games. (ATR)  ...

Fight Against Doping: More Drugs Trouble for Montgomery, Relay Team Appeal, HGH Test is Coming

May 02, 2008

Tim Montgomery faces new drugs charges: heroin distribution. (Getty)  Montgomery Jailed for Heroin Disgraced sprinter Tim Montgomery is in jail for dealing...

Media Watch: Olympic Menus in Beijing, Search for Green Flame in 2010

May 18, 2008

 The Vancouver Sun talks about the environmental unfriendliness of the Olympic flame. The Wall Street Journal profiles Olympic themed menus in Beijing. Reu...

Protests May Lead to Scrapping of International Torch Relay for 2012

April 08, 2008

A sole China flag waved as the Olympic torch crossed the Tower Bridge in London. (Getty Images)  (ATR) London 2012 organizers tell Around the Rings they rem...

U.S. Sport Leaders go before Congress, Humanplasma Chief Lashes out at WADA

February 28, 2008

Jim Scherr, USOC CEO, Travis Tygart, USADA President and NCAA president Myles Brand in Congress. (Getty Images)  USOC, USADA, Others, Testify on U.S. Drug ...

London Update: Olympics Minister Dismisses Calls for Beijing Boycott

February 15, 2008

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said she has visited China five or six times in as many years and “on every occasion I have sought to raise issues of specific...

Fight Against Doping: Austrian Doping Saga Continues, Lord Coe Weighs in

February 21, 2008

Sebastian Coe said he fears for the future of athletics if another doping scandal emerges. (Getty Images)  30 Athletes Named in Doping List Austrian press p...

British Prime Minister Hails Beijing Olympics

January 19, 2008

Gordon Brown at the National Stadium with wife Sarah and British gold medal runner Kelly Holmes. (Xinhua)   (ATR) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says...

Coe Says Legacy, Sustainability Are Same for the Olympics

January 30, 2008

London 2012 chair Sebastian Coe on the video screen at Legacy Lives. (ATR)  (ATR) The head of the London Olympics says plans for a legacy from the Games are...