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World Briefs: Sochi Sliding Criticism, Azerbaijan Honors

December 29, 2007

WWF Russia director Igor Chestin says environmentalists are shut out of Sochi decision making. (ATR)  Russia Environmentalist Sounds off on Sochi The slidin...

Bidding for the Games: Fate of Prague 2016 Bid Awaits, Baku Website Launch

January 07, 2008

Czech Government to Ponder Prague Bid Prague 2016's Olympic bid could come to a premature end this week if the Czech government fails to provide the necessary legal guarantees...

News from the NOCs - Kenya Training Camps Safe; Olympian Dies

January 09, 2008

IOC member from Kenya Kip Keino gave IOC President Jacques Rogge an update from Kenya by telephone. (ATR)  Tensions Ease for Kenyan Sport A week after viole...

Op Ed: USOC Takes Lead in Anti-Doping Fight

January 12, 2008

 Equivocation and denial are common traits among elite athletes and leagues when the subject is doping. So it is worthy to note that the U.S. Olympic Commi...

World Briefs: A Look Forward from France, Stadium Talk in Amsterdam

January 13, 2008

“Dynamism” is the most necessary word when speaking of the projects coming out of the French sport movement, says France NOC president Henri Serandour. (ATR)...

Spanish Olympic Committee Strikes Sour Note With Anthem Lyrics

January 14, 2008

Spanish gold medalists in sailing Iker Martinez and Xavier Fernandez of Spain stand silent during the playing of the national anthem during the medal ceremo...

Spanish Olympic Committee Cancels new Anthem Debut

January 16, 2008

Spanish Olympic Committee president Alejandro Blanco wants Spain's athletes and fans to sing together like other countries' citizens. (COE) ...

Former Olympics Marketing Expert Faces Porn Charges

December 04, 2007

 (ATR) John Krimsky, known in Olympic marketing circles for his work in the 1980s and 1990s for the U.S. Olympic Committee, is facing child pornography cha...

News from NOCs: Nigeria Funding, El Salvador's New President

December 05, 2007

Nigeria’s men could qualify for Olympic soccer in a March continental tournament. (Getty Images)  Nigerian NOC Avoids Financial Scare The Nigerian Parliamen...

Display of Palestinian and Israeli Unity at Peace and Sport Forum

December 06, 2007

Israel's sports minister Galeb Majadle shakes hands with Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian ambassador to the UK. In the center is Prince Albert. (ATR/Mark B...

Peace and Sport Forum Ends on Optimistic Note

December 07, 2007

Prince Albert II of Monaco, founder of Peace and Sport, shakes hands with Prince Faisal Bin Al-Hussein, chair of Peace Through Sport and president of the Jor...

Records Update Assures Honors for U.S. Olympians Kept from Moscow

December 08, 2007

The U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Games and the Moscow-led boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles Games were both Cold War skirmishes – that many athletes lost. (...