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Bobsleigh Begins Vancouver Olympics Countdown

June 04, 2006

Bob Storey, FIBT President. (B.Mackin) (ATR) The countdown to the 2010 Olympics is started for the FIBT, the international federation for bobsleigh and skeleton. Meeting in Va...

FIVB Accuses Seppey of Embezzlement

May 30, 2006

Jean-Pierre Seppey faces counter-charges in his spat with the volleyball federation.  (ATR) An ugly fight between the International Volleyball Federati...

Women's Ski Jump Takes Olympics Leap

May 27, 2006

 (ATR) The possibility of women's ski jump being added to the Winter Olympic Games is growing now that the event has been added to the 2009 FIS World Championships program. T...

FIVB Rejects Election Challengers

May 23, 2006

 (ATR) The re-election of Ruben Acosta as president of the International Volleyball Federation appears to be a lock now that he's been certified as the only candidate who meet...

Brazil Official Candidate for 2014 World Cup

December 13, 2006

Brazil, five time World Cup winner, hosted the 1950 tournament, finishing second. (ATR) Brazil's bid to host the 2014 World Cup is official, submitted to FIFA leadership in To...

FIFA Sacks Marketing Chief Over Mastercard Debacle

December 12, 2006

Mastercard was the sponsor for the 2006 World Cup. (ATR) Marketing director Jerome Valcke and three other staff members have been sacked at FIFA over the debacle that's result...

FIFA Executive Committee Wrapup

December 08, 2006

CONCACAF President Jack Warner.  Warner Warned in Black Market Ticket CaseThe FIFA Executive Committee says it disapproves of vice president Jack Warne...

Brazil Wins FIVB World Championship

December 04, 2006

Brazil's Giba wins $100,000 as tournament MVP. (ATR) Brazil successfully defends its title at the FIVB Men's World Volleyball Championships, ending a month of competition in J...

FIFA Allows Iran to Play in Asian Games

November 27, 2006

 (ATR) FIFA President Sepp Blatter says Iran will be able to play in the Asian Games tournament that begins this week. He says a FIFA ban on international play for Iran has be...

Volleyball Update: World Champs, FIVB Challenges

November 27, 2006

The FIVB Men's World Championship ends on Dec. 3. National Olympic Committees Target VolleyballReacting to complaints from around the world about the FIVB, Association of Nati...

Federation Roundup: FIFA, Sailing, New Websites

November 25, 2006

 FIFA President Named Honorary Real Madrid MemberFIFA President Sepp Blatter was named an honorary member of Real Madrid this week. Blatter also met with team president Ramon ...

Guatemala Charms for Modern Pentathlon

November 16, 2006

Fencing was one of the events on the opening day of the modern pentathlon world championships. (ATR) (ATR) Athletes, coaches and officials tell Around the Rings that so far th...