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Press Release -- Beijing Olympics: All Swimming Doping Tests were Negative

August 25, 2008

Beijing (CHN) August 24, 2008 - FINA is pleased to announce that all the doping tests made at the swimming competition (August 9-17, 2008) of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in...

FIBA Wants Expanded Olympics Field, Seating Changes

August 23, 2008

(ATR) FIBA President Bob Elphinston has urged a rethink on seating allocation at high-demand events for basketball at the Olympic Games. The basketball competitions reached th...

Was Japan's Win a "Sayonara" to Softball for Good?

August 22, 2008

(ATR) The last out in the Olympic softball final Thursday night was a routine throw from third base to first that gave Japan a 3-1 victory over the United States. Whether it g...

Sailing Ahead for Sport in China

August 21, 2008

The regatta in Qingdao was the first major international competition for China in sailing. (ATR)(ATR) Olympic sailing comes to an end Thursday, but the 2008 Games could be the...

On the Scene in Beijing -- Legacy of Olympic Venues Not Clear

August 21, 2008

Bird's Nest -- or white elephant? Use of Olympic venues after the Games appears to be a work in progress. (ATR) Cost QuestionsThat much was made clear at a Thursday press brie...

Beach Volleyball in the Rain

August 21, 2008

Poncho-clad spectators sit out the rainy final. (ATR)(ATR) Beach weather is not a prerequisite for beach volleyball. The sun never made an appearance during a downpour that so...

Press Release -- AIBA Launches Revolutionary World League

August 21, 2008

A new ground breaking tournament designed to reshape the world of international boxing at both the Olympic style and the professional level - the World League of Boxing (WLB) ...

Table Tennis Hits New Heights in Beijing as Sport Eyes More Changes

August 20, 2008

China won the women's team gold, in a match attended by Chinese president Hu Jintao and IOC president Jacques Rogge. (Getty Images)(ATR) Table tennis is continually putting ne...

Weightlifting Cleans up its Act

August 20, 2008

Sam Coffa, first vice president of the International Weightlifting Federation and Tamas Ajan, IWF President. (ATR)(ATR) International Weightlifting Federation officials tell A...

On the Scene in Beijing -- No Protest Permits Issued, Greek Doping Case

August 19, 2008

Most Applications Withdrawn Not one of the 77 applications submitted by people wanting to stage protests during the Beijing Olympics received the approval of Beijing authoriti...

Badminton Senior Official Believes Beijing 2008 Has Been The Best Olympics Tournament For The Sport

August 18, 2008

Torsten Berg said this Games badminton tournament is the best ever. (ATR)(ATR) Badminton is poised for a bright future after a successful Olympic tournament in Beijing and cha...

Battling Weeds for a Clean Rowing Venue in Beijing

August 18, 2008

Denis Oswald said the weeds at Shunyi rowing venue almost caused races to be postponed. (ATR)(ATR) Despite serious concerns over weeds threatening the Olympic rowing competiti...