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Federations

Federations Roundup: Basketball Test, Fencing Venue, and Rowing without Oars

April 23, 2008

FIBA boss Bob Elphinston said the lack of English speakers among Olympic volunteers might be an issue. (ATR) FIBA Boss...

Blade Runner Takes Olympic Bid to Sports Court

April 29, 2008

Oscar Pistorius will know whether the CAS rules him eligible to compete in able-bodied competition in the next few weeks. (Getty Images) (ATR) The hopes of double amputee spri...

Fahey Warns Cheats Ahead of Beijing, China Denies Greek Involvement

April 10, 2008

John Fahey says an effective test for HGH is in place for Beijing. (ATR)  Fahey to Drug Cheats: "Beware"The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency is warning ...

Championship Wrap Up: Women's Ice Hockey, Swimming Short Course

April 14, 2008

Ryan Lochte won four gold and two silver medals at the short course Championship. (Getty Images) Women's Ice Hockey ChampionshipThe United States edged out Canada 4-3 to win t...

HGH Tests for All Olympians, Court Elections Thursday

April 02, 2008

David Howman says he is "pleased" with the new HGH test to be used in Beijing. (Getty Images)  WADA to Test all Athletes for HGH The World Anti-Doping Agenc...

Greek Weightlifting in Crisis after 11 Positive Tests

April 05, 2008

Hellenic Olympic Committee president Minos Kyriakou vows any weightlifter from Greece who tests positive will be removed from the team. (ATR) Greece's par...

Volleyball Recommends New Olympic Equipment, Works with Dissenting Federation

March 19, 2008

Mikasa Serves New Ball The International Volleyball Federation plans to debut a newly designed ball at the Beijing Olympics. The supplier deal between FIVB...

Countdown Beijing: State Media Call Some Pre-Games Reporting "Hostile"

March 20, 2008

Editorial Battle Two days after China's Premier accuses the Dalai Lama of trying to sabotage the Olympics, an editorial in state-run media takes issue with international media...

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 ...