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Beijing Briefs -- Peres Travel Woes Solved, NBC On Pace to Set Revenue World Record

July 30, 2008

Shimon Peres will walk to the opening ceremony, in compliance with Judaic law. (Getty Images)Peres to Observe Sabbath, Walk to CeremonyShimon Peres, the President of Israel wo...

Media Watch-- London 2012 Effect on Sport, Dopers in Beijing and Olympic Blogs

July 27, 2008

The Guardian criticizes the minimal effect winning the 2012 Olympics have had on the development of sport in the UK. The Scotsman names all the former dopers who will be compe...

Media Watch-- Lucas Sang, King FIFA and Athlete Courage

July 19, 2008

ESPN’s Wright Thompson unravels the mystery behind Kenyan Olympian Lucas Sang’s death after post-election violence.FIFA is the most powerful organization in the world, accordi...

Media Watch-- Oil Equals Medals, Superstition Wins Races and NBC Olympic Coverage

July 13, 2008

Bloomberg examines how oil wealth is helping small Middle Eastern countries win medals.An economics professor predicts medal counts by gross domestic product.Olympian and Reut...

Countdown Beijing -- Tiananmen Square TV Rules, Sarkozy on Olympic Poltics

July 10, 2008

The one-year-to-go ceremony last August 8 was carried live in China and around the world from Tiananmen Square. (ATR)IOC, Beijing Reach Broadcast CompromiseOlympic broadcaster...

Countdown Beijing -- Teams Forming for Olympic Journey

July 08, 2008

A worker paints a statue on the Olympic Green to get it ready for the Games. (Getty Images) Thirty-one Days to Go One month ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony on August 8,...

Countdown Beijing -- Main Press Center Opens Amid Quiet One Month to Go

July 07, 2008

The Main Press Center for the Beijing Olympics is within walking distance of key venues. (ATR)Main Press Center Opens in BeijingThe sprawling complex known as the Main Press C...

Media Watch--Beijing Vacations, Phelps Faux Pas and Finishing Second

July 06, 2008

Secret but expensive ways to see this summer’s Olympics from Forbes.Marc Lichtenfeld of ESPN says Deontay Wilder will be a Cinderella at the Olympics.Phelps breaks the world r...

London Update --ODA Denies Olympic Media Center Faces Funding Crisis

June 30, 2008

The IBC/MPC will be built in the Olympic Park. (LOCOG) Media Center Funding Safe, Says LOCOGThe Olympic Delivery Authority rebuffs reports that the preferred developers for t...

Media Watch-- China will Top U.S. in Medals, Doping in Athletics

June 29, 2008

China will beat the U.S. by one medal in Beijing according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study.Doping has destroyed U.S. track and field, according to Dallas Morning News column...

Olympics Marketing Expert Says Games Struggle for Relevance

June 27, 2008

Chris Welton of Helios Partners, speaks in Atlanta June 19. (ATR)(ATR) A former marketing executive for the IOC says the Olympic Games says sports which are “historical anachr...

Bidding for the Games: Most 2016 Cities Busy Ahead of IOC Announcement

May 24, 2008

Olympic Campaigns Push Hard in Final Days With less than two weeks before the International Olympic Committee announces the candidate cities for the 2016 Olympics, all bar one...