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Sports for 2016 -- IOC Program Commission Hears Pitches for Inclusion

November 14, 2008

Rugby delegates Mike Miller, Anastassiya Khamova and Bernard Lapasset focus on Rugby Sevens for their Olympic proposal. (ATR)RugbyRugby wheeled out some of its star players to...

Sports for 2016 -- IOC Program Commission Hears Pitches for Inclusion

November 14, 2008

Baseball delegates say their sport's global appeal and the relevance to young people are two reasons baseball should return to the Olympics. (ATR)(ATR) International Baseball...

On the Scene - IOC Halts Speculation over Olympic Program

November 13, 2008

International Softball Federation president Don Porter (second from left) with his delegation. (ATR)(ATR) The IOC dismisses speculation suggesting three of the seven sports se...

Conservatives Favor Athletics Legacy for 2012 Olympic Stadium

November 13, 2008

The post-Games use of the London Olympic stadium is becoming a contentious issue.(ATR) The U.K.'s shadow sports and Olympics minister has backed calls for an athletics track t...

Sports for 2016: Softball

November 13, 2008

Japan won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing (Getty Images) (ATR) Softball federation leaders say the success of the sport at the Olympics in Beijing  shoul...

Seven Sports Polish Pitches for IOC Program Commission

November 12, 2008

The chosen additions to the Olympic program will participate in the 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images)Federation leaders from baseball, golf, karate, roller sports, rugby, softball...

Sports for 2016: Squash

November 13, 2008

The diversity of the 141 national squash federations is one reason the WSF feels squash should be included on the Olympic program. (Getty Images)Squash is represented by the W...

Sports for 2016: Karate

November 11, 2008

The World Karate Championships will be held in Tokyo this week.(KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)  The Program Commission comes on the same week as the 19th World Karate Champi...

Rugby Aims to End 92 Year Olympic Drought

November 12, 2008

Rugby made its Olympic debut at the 1900 Olympics in Paris. (IOC/Allsport) While the regular 15-a-side version of rugby is by far the more popular variant, Rugby Sevens is the...

Sports for 2016: Roller Sports

November 11, 2008

A road race event, one for men, one for women, is proposed for the 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images) Roller sport is represented by the International Federation for Roller Sports ...

Rally Team Marketing Chief to Be Named BOA Chief Executive This Week

November 11, 2008

The BOA has signed over all its rights to the iconic Olympic rings to the London 2012 organizers. (ATR) According to a BOA spokeswoman, “Negotiations over the appointment are ...

Sports for 2016: Golf Takes a Swing

November 10, 2008

(ATR) Golf's growing international popularity and its expansion and development in new countries are among the reasons the sport should be added to the Olympic program, accord...