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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...

Weightlifting Venue Test, China Foreign Ministry Attacks Activists

January 25, 2008

Vasiliki Kasapi of Greece makes a 142 kg lift at the Beijing tournament. (Getty Images) Renovated Gym in First Test The Beijing University of Aeronautics ...

Familiar Sponsor to Join Vancouver Torch Relay

January 27, 2008

Torch Relay Sponsors for Vancouver Coca-Cola is expected to be named Monday as one of the sponsors of the torch relay for the Vancouver Olympics. A press ...

New Mayor for Beijing, African Hall of Fame Search

January 27, 2008

Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong. (Xinhua)    New Mayor for Beijing With just six month to go before the Beijing Olympics, the city has a new mayor: Guo Jinlong,...

Top Australia Olympian Leads Canberra Torchbearers

January 30, 2008

(ATR) Australia's most decorated Olympian is the headline runner in the Canberra leg of the Beijing Torch Relay, while San Francisco begins accepting applications for runners....