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News from the NOCs -- D'Arcy Meets AOC, Solomon Islands Trouble

June 13, 2008

Nick D'Arcy faces court on assualt charges. (Getty Images)  D'Arcy to Miss Beijing It was sink or swim for Nick D’arcy’s chances of making the Beijing Olymp...

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...

News from the NOCs: Iraq Suspension Possible for Beijing Olympics

May 28, 2008

Iraq NOC Faces IOC Suspension Iraqi athletes in the Beijing Olympics could be marching under the flag of the International Olympic Committee, not their national colors. The si...

Fight Against Doping -- New IOC Rule, Gatlin Loses Appeal

June 06, 2008

IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies announces the new IOC rule on eligibility for drug cheats. (ATR)  New IOC Rule Reinforces Fight Against Doping Th...

News from the NOCs: IOC Guidelines on Athlete Expression, Bahamas Elections

May 06, 2008

Athletes celebrating victories in Beijing will not be able to wear political slogans on their clothing. (Getty Images)  IOC Advice on Athlete Behavior in Be...

World Briefs: Australia Spells Out Rules for Athlete Comments at Games

May 10, 2008

AOC President John Coates is prepared for athletes to make controversial comments at the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images)  Australia Rules on Olympic Speech...

News from NOCs: Cuba Loses Judo Champ in Miami, Federer the Flag Bearer

May 13, 2008

Yurisel Laborde is thought to have defected to the United States. (Getty Images)  Cuban Judoka Believed to Defect in Miami The Cuban national judo team is b...

World Briefs: Olympic Film Debuts at Cannes, IOC Newsletter for Youth

May 17, 2008

Jean-Claude Killy, winner of three gold medals in Grenoble, is one of the stars of the Lelouche film.  Grenoble Olympics Film Debut in Cannes The Grenoble O...

Police Keep Peace at New Delhi Olympic Torch Relay

April 17, 2008

BOCOG VP Jiang Xiaoyu receives the first torch. (Getty Images)  (ATR) The Olympic torch travels in New Delhi without disturbance as security forces turn the...

Countdown Beijing: Race Walkers Debut Birds Nest, Australia Swimmer Booted, Economics of the Games

April 18, 2008

Athletes take the first competitive laps in the men's 20km walk in Beijing's National Stadium. (Getty Images)  Race Walkers Step into New Stadium The showca...

Fight Against Doping: New U.S. Initiative, Greek Weightlifting Scandal

April 22, 2008

Allyson Felix said she approves of the new USOC program to combat doping. (Getty Images)  Project Believe for U.S. Athletes U.S. track and field stars Bryan...

On the Scene: Australia Makes Position Clear on Torch Escorts

April 23, 2008

Australia Makes Position Clear On Torch Escorts Australian government and police officials have reinforced their clear position on the role of Chinese Olympic torch relay atte...