Today: Last Update:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Media

World Briefs -- Golf 2016 Names Ambassadors; China Sentences Alleged Saboteurs

December 20, 2008

Jack Nicklaus will serve as an ambassador in golf's bid to join the Olympic Program. (Getty Images)Nicklaus, Sorenstam Named Global Ambassadors for Golf's 2016 BidGolf legends...

IOC Honors Broadcasters for Beijing Olympics Coverage

December 17, 2008

In Lausanne Tuesday, the IOC recognized broadcasters with Olympic Golden Rings awards. (IOC) (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge awards prizes to recognize the broadcasters who...

Media Watch -- Chicago's Facelift; Solomon Islands NOC Explanation

December 14, 2008

The Associated Press has a story about Chicago sporting facilities being renovated for the city’s Olympic bid, and an opinion piece in the Chicago Reader says it is potentiall...

On the Scene -- IOC Expects Delay for U.S. Rights

December 10, 2008

IOC Finance Commission chair Richard Carrion says the current economic mood is "very negative" for bidding on the U.S. rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics. (ATR) The IOC mem...

London Update -- Mayor’s Olympic Adviser Quits, 2012 Media Center Plan Due in January

December 09, 2008

David Ross resigns as the mayor's Olympic adviser and also steps down from LOCOG and London’s Legacy Board of Advisers in the wake of the financial scandal. (London 2012)The m...

Media Watch -- Phelps Book Released Tuesday, Future of Olympic Broadcasting

December 07, 2008

Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps writes a book with Alan Abrahamson of NBC Sports to help teach others how to achieve their dreams. "No Limits: The Will to Succeed" wil...

Generations for Peace Holds Camp in Jordan

December 02, 2008

Delegates learn softball at the Generations For Peace Camp in Amman, Jordan. (Generations for Peace/M. Chester) Generations for Peace Holds Camp in Jordan (ATR) Youth leaders ...

Era Ends for Olympic TV

December 02, 2008

The EBU has handled European TV rights for the Olympics since 1956.The longest-standing broadcast rights holder for the Olympics will leave the scene after the 2012 Games. The...

Media Watch -- New Media and the Olympics, Criticisms for London

November 30, 2008

Jeff Lee writes a blog post about the ongoing struggle to make the Olympics more accessible to social media.Vaughn Palmer lambastes London's organizing of the Olympics, in the...

Fight Against Doping -- Five Federations Not Compliant

November 29, 2008

 WADA Deems Five Federations Not Code Compliant At last weekend’s meetings of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Board and Foundation, five federations were deemed ...

Winter Federations Roundup -- NHL Announces Marketing Alliance with European League, New Rules for Luge

November 29, 2008

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman welcomes the league’s marketing alliance with the European Champions Hockey League. (Getty Images) NHL Announces Marketing Alliance with CHL The ...

Vancouver View -- Canadian Air Force Could Carry Torch, Media Turned Off By Rising Prices

November 25, 2008

The 2010 torch relay may receive air assistance from the Canadian Air Force (ATR/B.Mackin)(ATR) The Vancouver 2010 torch relay may take to the skies with the help of the Canad...