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Olympic Newsdesk -- Badminton Dress Code Fight ; Live Broadcast Pledge; IOC Competition

May 27, 2011

A rule requiring female badminton players to wear a skirt as their outermost garment goes into place June 1. (Getty Images) Women Shuttlers Fighting Rule A group of femal...

Dick Ebersol Resigns from NBC; IOC Reaction

May 19, 2011

Dick Ebersol was the man behind NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games. (ATR) (ATR) Dick Ebersol's surprising resignation as chairman of the NBC Sports Group casts doubts on the...

Work Resumes on Pan American Games; IOC President Strengthens bin Laden Comments

May 05, 2011

Guadalajara Resumes Village Construction Construction of the athletes’ village in Guadalajara is back on after organizers secured a suspension to the court-ordered work sto...

Pan American Games; U.S. TV Rights Update; Beckham for Samsung Olympics

May 04, 2011

Pan Am Village Construction Shut Down Construction of the athletes’ village in Guadalajara is at a stand-still until Pan American Games organizers can comply with city coun...

Olympic Terrorism Risks; IOC Clears Swimmer; More Rio Critics

April 29, 2011

Wikileaks and the Olympics U.S. officials were monitoring the 2010 Olympics for serious security threats, the latest batch of documents released to the whistleblower websit...

Orlando Bids for Gymnastics Worlds; Team Triathlon; Gold for Figure Skating Host

April 28, 2011

Orlando Bids for Gymnastics World Champs USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny tells Around the Rings Orlando’s bid for the 2015 world artistic championships presents a once...

NBC for NHL; Exec Nixes Affiliate $ for ABC Olympic Bid

April 21, 2011

NBC inked a $10 billion broadcast deal with the NHL. (Getty Images) NBC Outmaneuvers ESPN for NHL Deal NBC/Universal, in its first significant sports negotiation since t...

LOCOG Rejects Pitch Complaints; USOC in Israel; 3-D Rugby World Cup

April 14, 2011

LOCOG: Hockey Pitch is New Technology, Not Old Olympic organizers tell Around the Rings the blue and pink pitch set to debut at London 2012 is the right choice for field ho...

IOC Weighs Coverage, Cash in Bidding for U.S. TV Rights

April 08, 2011

(ATR) The competition for U.S. television rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics should start to “heat up a bit” next month, and the use of new technology in network coverage pl...

Media Watch -- April Fool's Day Wrapup; Future Olympic Sports

April 01, 2011

London 2012 tricked fans into thinking "bespoke" aromas would be implanted into tickets. "Announced so far - Cycling tickets to carry a bicycle tyre smell, and Beach Volleyb...

Munich 2018 Won't Campaign For Referendum; Beijing Pollution Discrepancy

April 01, 2011

Munich 2018 Won’t Campaign For Referendum Munich 2018 will stay out of the politicking ahead for the May 8 referendum on whether Garmisch-Partenkirchen should be included i...

Science Trust Eyes London Olympic Park; Visa Fixes 2012 Ticketing Glitch

March 17, 2011

Science Trust Eyes Bulk of Olympic Park A biomedical research fund wants to buy the bulk of Olympic Park after the London Summer Games. British PM David Cameron wants to t...