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Fight Against Doping: WADA to Defend Pound, UK to Test all Athletes, No Tour Defense

March 27, 2008

Richard Pound is being sued by UCI for "continual injurious and biased comments". (ATR)  WADA to Defend Pound The World Anti-Doping Agency joins the defense...

Rowing toward Beijing

March 29, 2008

Pushing off from Shunyi In August 2008, rowers will gather in a new riverside venue 45 minutes north of Beijing. The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park contains a combined fl...

Fight Against Doping: China to Have Clean Team, New Cycling Foundation

March 13, 2008

Cui Dalin said the Chinese Olympic team will be free of drugs. (ATR) China Promises “Clean” Team for Beijing A top Chinese official has promised that the ...

BOA Chief Vows to Stop Chambers Competing in Beijing

March 13, 2008

BOA Chair Colin Moynihan.  (ATR)  (ATR) The chair of the British Olympic Association tells Around the Rings there is no way back onto Team GB for disgraced ...

Cuba Suffers Defections at Olympics Qualifier

March 14, 2008

Yenier Bermudez is one of seven Cubans who defected from the under-23 team this week in Florida. (Getty Images)  (ATR) Despite seven defections from the tea...

Olympic Baseball Still Working to Attract World's Best

March 14, 2008

Baseball joined the Olympic program in 1992. (Getty Images)  (ATR) The field of teams for baseball in the Beijing Olympics is set this week with the champio...

On the Scene: St. Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados for IOC President

March 16, 2008

IOC President Rogge with St. Lucia Prime Minister Stephenson King. (ATR/Ed Hula III) (ATR) IOC President Jacqu...

Sponsor Spotlight: Protests Coming

February 24, 2008

Second Sponsor Report Coming in March Olympic sponsors that receive failing grades for their efforts to pre...

U.S. Sport Leaders go before Congress, Humanplasma Chief Lashes out at WADA

February 28, 2008

Jim Scherr, USOC CEO, Travis Tygart, USADA President and NCAA president Myles Brand in Congress. (Getty Images)  USOC, USADA, Others, Testify on U.S. Drug ...

World Briefs: New Priestess For Flame Lighting, China To Be Top Tourist Destination

March 01, 2008

Actress Theodora Siarkou was the High Priestess for the 2006 Winter Games Flame Lighting Ceremony. (Getty Images) New Priestess for Flame Lighting The Hel...

How Archery is Aiming for More Popularity, Better Playing Worldwide

March 05, 2008

(FITA/Dean Alberga) Attention for Archery in Beijing (ATR) An experiment with web broadcast and an archery-on...

Countdown Beijing: Gebrselassie Says Air Too Foul for Olympic Marathon, India's Field Hockey Disgrace

March 11, 2008

In a trip to Beijing in February, Halie Gebrselassie hinted that he may forego the marathon in favor of the 10,000m. (Getty Images)  Gebrselassie Out of Mar...