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On the Scene: St. Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados for IOC President

March 16, 2008

IOC President Rogge with St. Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King. (ATR/Ed Hula III) (ATR) IOC President Jacqu...

Countdown Beijing: China Calls Dalai Lama Olympic Saboteur

March 18, 2008

During the National People's Congress, Jiabao Wen was reconfirmed as premier – a post he has held since 2003. (Xinhua) Violence in Tibet Linked to Games T...

Countdown Beijing: Olympic Torch Relay Details Unchanged on Tibet

March 19, 2008

Tibet Unrest Will Not Change Route of Torch Relay Plans to take the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay into Tibet and to the top of Mount Everest remain unchanged despite violent pro...

Sponsor Spotlight: Protests Coming

February 24, 2008

Second Sponsor Report Coming in March Olympic sponsors that receive failing grades for their efforts to pre...

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 ...

World Briefs: New Priestess For Flame Lighting, China To Be Top Tourist Destination

March 01, 2008

Actress Theodora Siarkou was the High Priestess for the 2006 Winter Games Flame Lighting Ceremony. (Getty Images) New Priestess for Flame Lighting The Hel...

Rogge Says Chambers not Welcome in Beijing

March 07, 2008

Dwain Chambers is mounting a comeback for a career sidelined by a two-year suspension. (Getty Images)   (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says dr...

USOC Invitation to Iran, Free Speech for Athletes in Beijing

February 12, 2008

 Iran Says USOC Invites Football Team for Friendly The U.S. Olympic Committee is reported to have invited the national team of Iran to play a series of fri...

Beijing Increases Olympic Ticket Allocations for NOCs

February 13, 2008

Gunilla Lindberg, secretary general of the Association of National Olympic Committees, says most NOCs will now receive more tickets for the Beijing Olympics....

World Briefs: Timor's Athletes Train Despite Unrest, South Korean Honored by IOC, JOC Intervenes in National Basketball

February 16, 2008

Aguida Amaral, a marathoner for Timor, ran under an Olympic flag at the 2000 Sydney Games and also competed in Athens. (Getty Images) East Timorese Athlet...

News from the NOCs: USOC Shops Sears

February 20, 2008

At 110 stories, the Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America.  USOC Looking at Sears Tower?The United States Olympic Committee may announce a move after its Feb. 2...

Think Tank Links Kenyan Athletes to Violence

February 22, 2008

Rumors of Kenyan runners involvement in the post-election violence have been circulating since early January, and the ICG report reinforces their...