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'Beautiful game' rivals the Games

August 01, 2007

The U.S. hosted the World Cup in 1994 but had enough stadium capacity that it did not need to schedule games in Atlanta, which hosted the Olympics two years later. Even if Bra...

Ring Toss

August 14, 2007

The IOC named ESSAR GABRIEL head of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010. Gabriel will work under Olympic Games Exec Dir GILBERT FELLI. Previously, Gabriel consulted Toky...

Chicago's chance for a knockout: Olympic chief to visit

September 30, 2007

This summer, Rogge attended the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, considered one of Chicago's strongest competitors for the Olympics. He was reportedly impressed. "It's good for...

North And South Korea Agree On Cheers For '08 Beijing Olympics

October 05, 2007

North and South Korea, whose three-day meeting in Pyongyang this week marks just the third time their leaders have met since the countries were split over 50 years ago, today ...

Kodak's Olympic Sponsorship to End After 2008 Games

October 16, 2007

It's the end of an Olympic era as Eastman Kodak will conclude its sponsorship as the "Official Imaging Sponsor of the Olympics" after the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. Kodak join...

Can Chicago win vote to host 2016 Olympic Games?

October 17, 2007

 In a little less than two years, the International Olympic Committee will select the site of the 2016 Olympic Games. Peter Ueberroth, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, ...

Midweek Musings

November 01, 2007

The folks organizing the 2012 London Olympic Games last week released their first Summary Transport Plan. reported there is "virtually no parking at Olympic...

Rogge to Speak in Chicago, Visit With Mayor, AIBA Officials

November 01, 2007

AIBA President Ching-Kuo Wu said the organization’s championships, currently being hosted in Chicago, are the “best ever so far” (, 11/1).

WADA to elect new head, adopt new code

November 14, 2007

Fahey, a former Australian finance minister with no sports management experience, is the only candidate for the top post after former French sports minister Jean-Francois Lamo... News

November 14, 2007

A former Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) official predicts the United States will win the medal count at the Beijing Olympics, with China second and Russia third, according t...

Charm factor will help us, says Sochi bid chief

June 27, 2007

Chernyshenko, an advertising guru and born in Sochi, added that the fact Russian president Vladimir Putin would be leading the delegation to Guatemala City for the vote on Jul...

2014 Winter Games race a dead-heat: experts

June 30, 2007

In an index of 11 main criteria drawn up by the Around the Rings (ATR) Web site (, which specializes in the Olympic movement, the three cities are tied ...