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London 2012

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...

What the Newspapers Say

February 03, 2008

 UK Prime Minister Pledges $1.1 Billion Despite Doubts On Saturday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged more than $1.1 billion to ensure tha...

Holiday Hours for Olympic Offices

December 24, 2007

(ATR) Holidays for Christmas and the New Year mean office closings for the IOC as well as organizing committees during the next weeks. IOC offices will be closed Dec. 22 to Ja...

London Update: What the Newspapers Say

January 13, 2008

 Team GB May Use Anti-pPollution Masks The Telegraph reports that team Great Britain will use specialized face masks for the Games in Beijing, to protect a...

U.K. Parliament Approves Lottery Funding for 2012

January 17, 2008

The 646-seat Parliament approved the payout by a comfortable majority of 348 votes. (ATR/M.Bisson) Westminster Grants...

Olympics Minister Talks 2012 Budget, Legacy, Beijing Lessons, Chicago Messages - ATR Exclusive Interview

December 06, 2007

Jowell in her ministerial office at the Houses of Parliament this week. (ATR/Mark Bisson)  (ATR) London Olympics minister Tessa Jowell tells Around the Ring...

Fight Against Doping: New Agency for Britain, Supplements Tainted

December 07, 2007

Allegations of drug use made Barry Bonds a pariah in American sports. (Getty Images)  Independent British Drug Agency for 2012 A new, comprehensive independ...

Olympic Turning Points: Events That Made a Difference in 2007

December 15, 2007

  The naming of Sochi as the host of the 2014 Olympics tops the list of turning points for the Olympics in the past year. This final Op Ed for 2007 takes ...

London Olympics Minister Investigates Beijing Venues

November 13, 2007

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell made her last trip to Beijing in Sept. 2006. (Getty Images)  (ATR) Britain’s Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell is meeting with s...

Fight Against Doping: New WADA President, U.K. Anti-Doping, Cycling

October 20, 2007

John Fahey is set to become the next president of WADA.  John Fahey Called Political Heavyweight Incoming WADA president John Fahey is a “political heav...