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World Briefs – WADA Talks Banned Substances, Hackett to Host, ITU Changes World Championships

September 20, 2008

WADA to Discuss 2009 Prohibited List, Privacy The WADA Executive Committee will meet Saturday in Montreal to discuss and approve the 2009 List of Prohibited Substances. The li...

Fight Against Doping -- IPC Unhappy, Tour Riders Retested

September 19, 2008

Ahmed Coskun was sent home by the German Olympic Sports Union after he failed a drug test at the Beijing Paralympics. He was one of four Paralympians to fail drug tests, the o...

Olympic Briefs: New Board Members at USOC, Changes for Olympic Sponsors

September 18, 2008

McDonald's says Chicago bid could play a role in the sponsorship's future. (Getty Images) USOC Appoints two new Board Members Ursula M. Burns, president of Xerox Corporation, ...

FIFA Report - Blatter Visits South Africa, Mbeki

September 18, 2008

FIFA President Sepp Blatter greets construction workers during a visit through Greenpoint football stadium in Cape Town.(Getty Images)Blatter Affirms South Africa World Cup Pr...

Cricket and Rugby Vie for Olympic Attention

September 14, 2008

Rugby's first goal is to reach the Olympic program for the 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images)(ATR) Cricket and rugby, sports closely associated with British heritage, could both be...

Canoe Federation Weathers Storm, Plots New Course

September 10, 2008

Elena Kaliska of Slovakia continued the country's dominance in slalom by taking gold in the women's Single Kayak K1 slalom. (Getty Images) The International Canoe Federation's...

Modern Pentathlon Feels Secure in its Mission

September 08, 2008

Three years after modern pentathlon survived the vote at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore that bumped softball and baseball off the Olympic program after Beijing, one of the...

Press Release-- FEI Launches Paralympic Website

September 04, 2008

This here marks the official launch of the new and specifically designed website for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Hong Kong www.fei.org/paralympics as well as the dedicated ne...

Olympic Boxing Recovers in Beijing

September 03, 2008

283 boxers from 70 nations competed at the Beijing Games. (Getty Images)(ATR) Four years after boxing faced a crisis that could have led to its expulsion from the Games, the t...

Brazil Equestrian Awaits Drugs Test for Horse

September 02, 2008

Rodrigo Pessoa riding Rufus at the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images)(ATR) Another possible equine drug blemish at the Beijing Olympics IS looming. A "B" sample from Rufus, the ...

World Briefs -- Fidel Castro Picks a Fight and Korean Insurers Pay for Olympic Success

August 30, 2008

Fidel Castro says promoters tricking athletes into defection and "European Chauvinism" may keep Cuba from winning more medals in 2012. (Getty Images)Castro Defends Athlete, Co...

Taekwondo Ready for Change after Troubled Olympic Tournament

August 28, 2008

(ATR) After more controversy involving taekwondo at the Olympics, leaders of the sport say they will pursue a major change aimed at addressing problematic judging that undermi...