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Media Watch - Vancouverites Reactions to Athletes' Village, London 2012 as an Educational Tool

November 09, 2008

The Vancouver Sun has a roundup ofreaders’ reactions to the funding of the athletes’ village. Business schools are using the 2012 Olympics as a teaching experience, according ...

World Briefs -- Legacy Lives Cancelled, First Stage of 2010 Ticketing Over

November 08, 2008

Legacy Lives Canceled for VancouverThe economic downturn in North America is cited as one of the reasons for the cancellation of the Legacy Lives conference scheduled for Jan....

Media Watch - An Olympic Endorsement in Presidential Election, Hamilton 2015 Update

November 02, 2008

Columnist Meri-Jo Borzilleri hopes to swayU.S. voters in the Presidential election, saying a vote for candidate Barack Obama would help bring the Games to Chicago in 2016. The...

World Briefs -- New Sochi Mayor Won't Impact Games Prep, Mick Jagger Calls U.K. Rock Legends to Play Opening Ceremony

November 01, 2008

New Mayor Won't Affect Olympic PreparationsSVladimir Afanasenkov (L) announced his resignation as mayor of Sochi on Thursday. (Sochi 2014)Sochi 2014 president Dmitry Chernyshe...

Media Watch-Shadow Minister Weighs in, Suggestions to Save U.K. Taxpayers Money

October 26, 2008

 The Shadow Minister for the Olympics, Hugh Robertson, has an op-ed in the Telegraph saying sports legacy is what London 2012 needs to focus on. Jeremy Kirk says the London Ga...

Beijing Update -- Press Rules Relaxed, Olympics Chief Sentenced to Death

October 20, 2008

Wang Chen said foreign media would be allowed greater liberties when reporting in China. Foreign Media to Enjoy Press FreedomsEnduring press freedom could be a legacy from the...

Media Watch- Post-Olympic Blues for China, Does London Need a New Games Budget?

October 19, 2008

 Zhang Xiangdong writes about China’s “post-Olympic blues” in the Economic Observer. British blog Blatherskite asks if a new budget for the London Games is needed. Infrastruct...

U.S. Olympic Network Moving Closer to Launch

October 16, 2008

Basketball is just one of the sports that could draw viewers to the proposed U.S. Olympic Network. (Getty Images) Given the massive viewership of the Beijing Olympics this sum...

Vancouver View -- Canadians Head to the Polls, Protesters Target Spirit Train

October 14, 2008

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is likely to return to power following Canada's elections. (Getty Images) Canadians vote Tuesday to decide the composition of the nation’s 40th p...

London Update -- Woodward Won't Quit BOA, $200m Cutbacks Hit 2012 Media Center, Venue Rows Rumble On

October 13, 2008

Clive Woodward said he won't quit his job, despite a lack of sponsorships. (Getty)Woodward Won't QuitClive Woodward, the $600,000-a-year coaching supremo for the British Olymp...

World Briefs -- Russian Billionaires Want Improved Olympic Performance, Mayor Gambles to Bid for Olympics

October 04, 2008

Roman Abramovich is one of the oligarchs funding Russia’s hope to improve in the medal standings. (Getty Images)Russian Billionaires Pledge Roubles for MedalsRussia’s 10 wealt...

World Briefs – Nuzman, Hickey Win Reelection, Ski Jumping Lawsuit, Chinese Athletes Raise Money for Quake

October 03, 2008

Patrick Hickey approaches his final term with Olympic Council of Ireland. (ATR)Patrick Hickey Heads to Final Term in Ireland Olympic Council of Ireland President Patrick Hick...