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Denials and Scorn for Leaked Ian Thorpe Drug Test

April 02, 2007

Ian Thorpe in a 2005 photograph. (ATR)   (ATR) FINA may hire a private investigator to find the source of a leaked drug test involving swimming legend Ian T...

St. Moritz for Bobsleigh Championships

January 29, 2007

St. Moritz, long-time bobsled destination.  (ATR) The first week of the World Bobsleigh Championships featured the finals of the men''s and women''s sk...

Press Release: 100 Days to FIVB Worlds

July 23, 2006

 (ATR) Here is the press release issued by the FIVB announcing the 100 day countdown to the FIVB World Championships in Japan, as well as the start of...

World Briefs -- Madrid 2016, Universal Sports, Ethical Labor Standards and Olympic Merchandise

June 18, 2008

 Madrid Emblem Carries Olympic Rings Madrid is the latest of the four 2016 candidate cities to use a new logo that includes the Olympic rings. The rings ap...

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...

Cuba Suffers Defections at Olympics Qualifier

March 14, 2008

Yenier Bermudez is one of seven Cubans who defected from the under-23 team this week in Florida. (Getty Images)  (ATR) Despite seven defections from the tea...

Brief Notes: Clemens Considers Olympics, Yale Business in Beijing

November 10, 2007

Roger Clemens has won the Cy Young Award for his pitching eight times. (Getty Images)  Roger Clemens in Beijing? One of the greatest pitchers of all time is...

Beijing Bold Face: People in Beijing

October 28, 2007

The Crowne Plaza lobby. (ATR)  (ATR) The lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel next to the Olympic Stadium was a busy crossroads this week with the IOC meetings a...

ATR Special Report - Women's Basketball Reaches the World

October 05, 2007

(ATR) As the fifth and final continental championship in women's basketball wraps up this weekend in Italy, the sport's growth and scope is apparent both in the teams qualifyi...

Special Olympics World Summer Games Signal Change in China

October 11, 2007

Germany's FIFA women's world cup champions came to Shanghai to sign autographs for their counterparts in the Special Olympics Games. (Getty Images)  (ATR) T...

Fight Against Doping: Landis Appeal, Jones Reaction, German Amends for GDR

October 12, 2007

Floyd Landis says the accusations against him are "simply wrong". (Getty Images)   Landis will Appeal RulingFloyd Landis is about to pay the price for a po...