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IAAF Seeks 4-Year Drug Ban

August 03, 2005

Istvan Gyulai reports to the IAAF Congress in Helsinki. (ATR) (ATR) The IAAF will seek a four-year ban for serious first-time doping offenses and has dropped changes to the fa...

FINA World Championships Conclude

August 01, 2005

 (ATR) The 2005 FINA World Championships concluded Sunday in Montreal, with organizers saying the event fell short of expectations in terms of attendance. But officials say th...

Softball Not Giving Up on Olympics

July 23, 2005

 (ATR) International Softball Federation president Don Porter tells Around the Rings "I am still trying to figure out what happened" with the July 8 IOC vote that struck softb...

Step Closer to NHL Season, Olympics

July 21, 2005

The National Hockey League Players Association is holding a vote to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement, which would end the league's 308-day lockout, and pave the wa...

Olympic Relay Team Keeps Sydney Medals

July 21, 2005

Jerome Young should have been disqualified from running in Sydney due to a positive drug test in 1999. (ATR) The U.S. team that won the 4X400 relay at the Sydney Olympics will...

FINA Montreal Championships, Rome 2009

July 18, 2005

 (ATR) The first-ever FINA World Championships held in North America are underway in Montreal, six months after FINA tried to cancel the event over money problems. Meanwhile, ...

NHL Lockout Ends, Turin Olympics OK

July 13, 2005

Hockey is poised to return to venues across North America with the adoption of a new agreement between owners and players. This is GM Place in Vancouver, venue for the 2010 Ol...

Taekwondo Federation Merger Talks

June 22, 2005

Taekwondo at the Athens Olympics. (ATR) (ATR) Talks that could lead to a merger of two of the international federations representing taekwondo will take place next week. The I...

Karate and Rugby Lead Race to Olympics

June 13, 2005

Action from the Rugby Sevens world champiionship in Hong Kong this year. The seven-a-side version of the sport is planned for the Olympics. (ATR) The chances for rugby and kar...

Olympic Sports Face Popularity Challenge

June 13, 2005

Athletics remains the king of the Olympic program in the various measures of popularity contained in the IOC report. (ATR) (ATR) The first-ever comprehensive review of the 28 ...

Olympics Sports Hold Gripe Session

June 07, 2005

(ATR) Leaders of the 28 summer Olympic sports are at work on a resolution aimed at protecting their interests in the upcoming IOC vote on which sports to include in the 2012 G...

Olympic Sports Feds: "Be Reasonable"

June 03, 2005

Denis Oswald will preside over a June 7 meeting of ASOIF in Geneva. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the association representing the sports in the Summer Olympics tells Around the Rin...