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Press Release: IAAF Statement on Justin Gatlin

August 24, 2006

 Monte-Carlo -- In light of the Media interest surrounding the Justin Gatlin (USA) case and the misreporting of statements made by IAAF representative...

Press Release: 100 Days to FIVB Worlds

July 23, 2006

 (ATR) Here is the press release issued by the FIVB announcing the 100 day countdown to the FIVB World Championships in Japan, as well as the start of...

Press Release: IAAF WC Candidates

December 04, 2006

 Candidates confirmed for 2011 and 2013 World Championships in AthleticsMonte-Carlo - At its deadline of midnight on 1 December 2006, the IAAF had rec...

Press Release: Rugby Supports Change in Olympics

December 01, 2006

 The International Rugby Board (IRB) welcomes the progress that is being made on the issue of the composition of the Sports Programme for future summe...

Press Release: IAAF TV in USA

November 13, 2006

 IAAF AGREES GROUNDBREAKING BROADCAST DEAL FOR THE USAMonte-Carlo - The IAAF is delighted to announce a significant advance on broadcasting coverage a...

Press Release: IAAF Announces Enhanced TV Coverage

October 26, 2006

 Monte-Carlo - The IAAF is pleased to announce that its two most recent television rights agreements will provide better than ever 'free-to-air' ...

Press Release: Samaranch to ISF Task Force

October 26, 2006

 SAMARANCH COMMITS TO ISFFormer IOC President to Have Role with Task ForceIf women's fast pitch Softball is to be reinstated to the Olympic programme,...

News from the NOCs: Iraq Suspension Possible for Beijing Olympics

May 28, 2008

Iraq NOC Faces IOC Suspension Iraqi athletes in the Beijing Olympics could be marching under the flag of the International Olympic Committee, not their national colors. The si...

On the Scene: Olympic Flame Burns in Olympia, Protestor Tries to Spoil Ceremony

March 24, 2008

Taekwondo silver medalist Alexandros Nikolaidis receives the Olympic flame from High Priestess Maria Nafpliotou during the ceremony in Olympia. (ATR)  (ATR)...

The Golden 25: Rogge 2, Verbruggen 3

December 31, 2007

IOC President Jacques Rogge will be one of the most-followed personalities in 2008 by the world’s media. (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge - 2 When East m...

The Golden 25: Liu Qi #1

January 01, 2008

Amid the vast bureaucracy of Beijing and China, one person above all others will serve at the helm of day-to-day operations of the 2008 Olympics Liu Qi s...

Spheres of Influence: Olympics Leaders in Beijing, Federations and Business

January 03, 2008

(ATR) In addition to the Golden 25 – the most influential people in the year ahead for the Olympics -- Around the Rings also presents Spheres of Influence. This is a listing o...