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Beijing 2008

ICF bans four-time Olympic medallist for doping irregularities

August 29, 2018

Beijing 2008 canoe sprint Olympic gold medallist, Inna Osypenko-Radomska, has been suspended for four years after refusing to undergo an out-of-competition drug test. 36-ye...

U.S. Senator John McCain Olympic Critic, Booster, 81

August 26, 2018

(ATR) John McCain is being hailed for a life of service as a U.S. Senator, presidential candidate and war hero. His contrariness made him known as a maverick, so much so that ...

Big Moments from Beijing 2008 -- Photodesk

August 13, 2018

(ATR) The world's fastest man made his mark on the Olympic record books in the Bird's Nest. Nine point six nine seconds (ATR) Usain Bolt won his first of three straight 10...

2 Minutes: Beijing 2008 Anniversary; IOC Commissions Reshuffle

August 11, 2018

(ATR) Around the Rings Editor in Chief looks back at the 10th anniversary to the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and venues that will be used for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Also, the IO...

Faces and Names from Beijing 2008 -- Photodesk

August 09, 2018

(ATR) A decade after the 2008 Summer Olympics the famous athletes who competed there still bring back memories of their sporting achievements. Usain Bolt in Beijing (ATR) ...

Beijing 2008 Ten Years Later -- Photodesk

August 08, 2018

(ATR) The first Olympics in China opened 10 years ago today on August 8, 2008. A hazy day in Beijing. (ATR) Around the Rings has compiled a number of photo galleries docum...

OCA President pays tribute to Thailand's Nat Indrapana

August 07, 2018

Kuwait, August 7, 2018: The President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, has paid tribute to Dr Nat Indrapana, the Thai sports official who passed...

"Gentle" IOC Member, Nat Indrapana, 80

August 06, 2018

(ATR) Nat Indrapana participated in the planning of three Olympic Games during his 18 years as an IOC member. Nat Indrapana was elected to the IOC in 1990. (ATR) His death...

Sailing World Championships Begin in Aarhaus

August 02, 2018

(ATR) The primary sailing qualification event for Tokyo 2020 is underway in Aarhus, Denmark. The competition will decide around 40 percent of the available spots for the next ...

CAS Rejects Russian Doping Appeals

July 26, 2018

(ATR) Two Russian athletes have been stripped of their silver medals from the Beijing Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected appeals against doping bans. ...

Monday Memo: Paris 2024 Inspection, Koreas Meet at IOC, Olympic Day

June 17, 2018

IOC in Paris The IOC Coordination Commission for the 2024 Olympics in Paris will hold its second meeting June 18 and 19. The 16 member group is led by IOC member in Belgi...

It's official! Javier Mascherano is joining the Buenos Aires 2018 team

June 14, 2018

Buenos Aires – June 14. Buenos Aires 2018 has a new player on its team of ambassadors. It’s Javier Mascherano, one of the most renowned football players on the planet. Masc...

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