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Media Watch -- Games' Impact; More Year End Highlights

December 28, 2008

 The Chicago Tribune outlines a new scholarly paper that says the Olympics don’t provide a benefit to communities. The study will be released Tuesday. A tourism expert said no...

Media Watch -- 2008 in Review

December 21, 2008

An editorial in Uganda's Sunday Monitor by Mark Ssali lists many of the Olympic performances he feels are the pinnacle of human achievement.

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 ...