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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....

North, South Korea Agree to Unified Olympic Cheering Squad

February 04, 2008

(ATR) Delegates from North and South Korea have agreed on the size of a joint cheerleading team for the 2008 Olympics. A total of 300 Koreans from throughout the peninsula wi...

Op Ed: Chicago 2016 Needs a Democratic President, Olympic Boycott Games and Autonomy of Sport, Who Cares?

February 09, 2008

 The hopes of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics may now rest on the outcome of the November 4 election for U.S. President. Now that former Salt Lake City...

British Olympians Won't Be Silenced in Beijing

February 11, 2008

BOA chair Colin Moynihan: "No muzzling" for British athletes in Beijing. (Getty Images)  (ATR) The chairman of the British Olympic Association has hit back ...

Sponsor Spotlight : IOC Opens Talks with Gazprom

December 02, 2007

(ATR)  Gazprom Talks Open in Moscow Marketing commission chairman Gerhard Heiberg tells Around the Rings the IOC met with executives from Russia energy company Gazprom two we...

Fight Against Doping: New Agency for Britain, Supplements Tainted

December 07, 2007

Allegations of drug use made Barry Bonds a pariah in American sports. (Getty Images)  Independent British Drug Agency for 2012 A new, comprehensive independ...

Fight Against Doping: MLB Drugs Report Names Eight Olympians

December 14, 2007

Olympic hopeful Roger Clemens may have had his hopes dashed when his name surfaced in the Mitchell Report. (Getty Images)  Major League Drugs Report Names O...

Fight Against Doping: WADA Conference, Thorpe, Beijing

November 09, 2007

 One Week Until WADA Conference The World Anti Doping Agency will elect new leadership and adopt the latest revisions to the World Anti-Doping Code at the ...

Brief Notes: Clemens Considers Olympics, Yale Business in Beijing

November 10, 2007

Roger Clemens has won the Cy Young Award for his pitching eight times. (Getty Images)  Roger Clemens in Beijing? One of the greatest pitchers of all time is...