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FIFA Report -- South Africa Tourism Quits Advisory Spot Over Bullying, Action In Palestine -- This Time Its Football

November 07, 2008

SA Tourism CEO Moeketsi Mosola said small hotels were being forced to set room prices at set rates. SA Tourism Quits World Cup Advisory Committee South African Tourism...

Swedish Wrestler Hit with Two-year Ban after Beijing Protest

November 06, 2008

Ara Abrahamian removing his bronze medal after the medal ceremony in Beijing. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) (ATR) The Swedish wrestler who dropped his Olympic bronze medal in...

Winter Federations Roundup -- FIL Will Test 2010 Track, Audi and FIS Extend Contract

November 05, 2008

The Whistler Sliding Centre . (KIM STALLKNECHT/AFP/Getty Images) The International Luge Federation (FIL) says "safety first" as it prepares to hold its first training session ...

Federations Roundup - "Good Response" for FEI, Money Woes in Serbia, Triathlon Elections

November 04, 2008

The FEI Executive Board has asked the entire FEI Dressage Committee to resign immediately. (Getty Images) FEI Executive Director of Sport David Holmes tells Around the Rings t...

Q&A with Indonesia Olympic Leader Rita Subowo

November 03, 2008

Rita Subowo, IOC member and president of the Indonesia NOC. Anthony Stavrinos, ATR (AS): In your assessment, were the first Asian Beach Games in Bali successful? Rita Subowo (...

Fight Against Doping - WADA List Shrinks, UCI in Doping Fight

October 31, 2008

Viagra might be added to the 2010 Banned Substances List. (Getty) WADA Removes Finasteride, Considers Adding Viagra WADA took the hair-loss drug finasteride off the WADA Banne...

Federations Update - Lato to Head PZPN, Germany to Appeal Ahlmann Decision

October 30, 2008

Grzegorz Lato the new leader of the Polish football federation. (Getty Images) Lato Assumes Leadership of Troubled Poland Federation Grzegorz Lato was elected as the new leade...

News from the NOCs: IOC to Observe Philippines Election, Iran Elects New Chief

October 30, 2008

Pere Miro will monitor the Philippines Olympic Committee’s election on Nov. 28. (ATR)IOC to Observe Philippines Election The IOC said it would send an observer to the Philippi...

On the Scene: Bumpy Road to Closing Ceremony for Asian Beach Games

October 26, 2008

Athletes from India at the closing ceremony for the Asian Beach Games Oct. 26 in Bali. (Getty) A Bumpy Debut for Games on the Beach The Asian Beach Games can potentially becom...

World Briefs -- 2010 Test Event, News from Beijing

October 25, 2008

Anton Ohno (center) and other top skaters compete in a short track test event for the Vancouver Olympics. (Getty) Vancouver Hosts Short Track TestThe first test event of this ...

FIFA Report -- World Cup Bidding Timetable Delayed, Funding Crisis for Nigeria Cup

October 24, 2008

FIFA President Joseph Blatter says that the executive committee is considering taking bids for 2018 and 2022 together. (ATR)FIFA Executive Committee Defers Announcing Bidding ...

Fight Against Doping -- One More Beijing DQ, Seven Russians Banned, Swedes Crack Doping Ring

October 23, 2008

Christian Ahlmann rides with Coster at the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images)German Jumper Disqualified from Beijing Christian Ahlmann of Germany was disqualified from the Beiji...