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Olympics Flame Heads to Athens

December 05, 2005

Pigi Devetzi, triple jump silver medalist in Athens lights the caldron near Parnassos on Sunday, altitude 1950m. (HOC) (ATR) The last legs of the Olympic Torch Relay in Greece...

Olympics Feud Builds in Europe?

December 04, 2005

 (ATR) Is a feud brewing between the president of the European Olympic Committees and the president of the International Olympic Committee?An off-hand remark by IOC President ...

European Olympics Elites Meet in Dublin

December 02, 2005

Mario Pescante is expected to win a second term as EOC President. (ATR) (ATR) The European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Dublin Friday and Saturday is turning into a ...

Greek Olympics Chief Charts New Course

November 28, 2005

Minos Kyriakou speaking at the flame lighting ceremony in Olympia. (ATR) (ATR) Just months after his election as president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Minos Kyriakou is...

Brawl for Russian Olympic Cmte President

November 23, 2005

Russian NOC President Leonid Tyagachyov. (ATR) (ATR) A billionaire, sports stars and sports officials have all been nominated for the presidency of the Russian Olympic Committ...

Turkey Olympics Chief Asks FIFA Fairness

November 18, 2005

FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces decisions on soccer violence this week in Turkey and Bahrain during World Cup qualifiers. (ATR) (ATR) The president of the Turkish National O...

Weightlifting Wraps Up in Doha

November 17, 2005

Iran’s Hussein Rezazadeh prepares for the lift that won the world championship. (ATR) (ATR) Iranian sports fans brought the 2005 Weightlifting World Championships to a noisy c...

Doha in the Sports Spotlight This Week

November 15, 2005

 (ATR) Events commemorating the Asian Games in one year, the Centenary of the Weightlifting World Championships and a fund-raiser for tsunami relief are making Doha a world sp...

Busan Launches 2020 Olympics Campaign

November 14, 2005

Busan, population 4 million, is S. Korea's second-largest city. (ATR) Against the backdrop of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, Busan this week will announce plans ...

New Day for Bulgarian Olympic Committee

November 12, 2005

Stefka Kostadinova (ATR) Olympic gold medalist Stefka Kostadinova is the new president of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, elected on the second ballot at a special BOC Congre...

Spain Sorts Olympics Bids

November 07, 2005

The mayor of Jaca meets with Spanish Olympic Committee leaders to discuss the Winter Games bid. (COE) (ATR) The Spanish Olympic Committee is taking steps to sort out plans to ...

Ajan Quits Hungarian Olympic Committee

November 04, 2005

Thomas Ajan has been secretary general of the Hungarian Olympic Committee since 1989. (ATR) (ATR) Tamas Ajan has resigned as secretary general of the Hungarian Olympic Committ...