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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...

IOC to Overhaul Ticketing Distribution and Opening Ceremony Plans for 2012

November 24, 2008

IOC President Jacques Rogge arrives in London for the debrief Monday. (ATR) The IOC could play a lead role in ticketing distribution plans for London 2012 following the troubl...

Media Watch -- Obama's Impact on the Olympics, Are the Olympics Worth the Cost?

November 23, 2008

Weeks after Barack Obama's election as president of the United States, people are still discussing the ramifications of his election on Chicago’s Olympic bid. The Montreal Gaz...

On the Scene in Istanbul: Challenging Times for Youth Olympic Games Organizers

November 22, 2008

IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli speaks at the EOC Assembly in Istanbul. (ATR) (ATR) Despite a slew of challenges ahead in fast-track preparations for the Su...

Vancouver View: Media See Whistler, Move Indoors

November 20, 2008

World Press Briefing delegates will hear details about the services being provided by VANOC organizers. (ATR/B.Mackin)World Press Briefing Goes Indoors Media delegates attendi...

World Press Scope Out Vancouver, Ski Jumpers Cement Court Date

November 19, 2008

Media delegates toured several locations on Cypress Mountain, site of snowboarding and freestyle skiing, but were not allowed to approach the site of the new day lodge. (B. Ma...

Vancouver View: Olympics Rate Card Released, Media Hotels Named

November 18, 2008

The convention center on the Vancouver waterfront will serve as the MPC for the 2010 Games, now undergoing a substantial expansion. (ATR)(ATR) Vancouver 2010 releases its rate...

Leadership Lessons for Federations Meeting in Lausanne

November 18, 2008

Patrick Baumann, secretary general of FIBA, says the summit is a “chance to learn from our peers.” (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)Leaders of international sports federation...

Bidding for the 2016 Games: Tokyo Changes, Madrid Promotes Tolerance, Gymnastics for Chicago, Rio in London

November 14, 2008

Tokyo Big Sight, the new location for the MPC/IBC in the city’s bid for the Games. Venue Changes for Tokyo Tokyo 2016 says it will change the planned location for the Main Pre...