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Vancouver 2010

Olympic Newsdesk -- Encouragement for Aussie Athletics Bid; Baku 2020

February 09, 2011

Diack Urges Australian Bid International athletics chief Lamine Diack wants Australia to bid for a world championships. Athletics Australia President Rob Fildes and IAAF ...

Emails Suggest VANOC Knew of Course Risk

February 08, 2011

(ATR) Emails surface showing VANOC knew speedy luge course was dangerous prior to the Games’ start. Emails showed that John Furlong was aware of the dangers of Vancouver’s l...

Monday Memo -- Stadium Decisions; IOC Inspects Annecy; Three Years To Go

February 07, 2011

Future of London Olympic Stadium A decision on the future of London Olympic Stadium is expected this week from the Olympic Park Legacy Company. At issue with the Olympic S...

World Champs Wrapup -- Luge, Handball, Winter X Games

January 31, 2011

Luge Team Relay Canceled ST Sportservice, the technology partner of the International Luge Federation (FIL) said it accepted responsibility for the cancellation of the tea...

Olympic Newsdesk -- UN Chief Visits IOC; USOC Awards; McDonald's Prices Rise

January 25, 2011

(ATR) IOC president Jacques Rogge and UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon affirmed their commitment to easing the access of Palestinian and Israeli athletes to sport. Jacques Ro...

Warrant for Ticket Scam; Cameron Urges Olympic Boost

January 05, 2011

A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for a man accused of operating a scam for tickets to the Vancouver Olympics. (Getty Images) (ATR) Canadian Police are searching for a...

Vancouver View -- Winter Olympics' First WikiLeak

December 22, 2010

(ATR) A leaked U.S. government memo from the Vancouver consulate expressed worries that Olympic security would be compromised by the recession and police overtime cutbacks. R...

Vancouver View: Taxpayers -- IOC Help VANOC Balance Budget

December 20, 2010

The 2010 Winter Games organization made its first financial disclosure in almost a year on Dec. 17, claiming a balanced $1.884 billion budget. The budget was $250 million gr...

U.S. Olympic Network Talks; Joint-Bid for Canadian Rights; Munich Sponsorships

November 30, 2010

(ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee has not shelved its plans for an Olympic cable television network. Scott Blackmun, CEO of the USOC, said at the Reuters Global Media Summ...

Sports Federations Exchange Best Practices

November 24, 2010

(ATR) The lessons of dealing with an athlete’s death at competition is one topic being shared at the ongoing International Federations Forum in Lausanne. Luge federation sec...

Federations Roundup -- Blatter on Bidding; World Series of Boxing

November 19, 2010

“You Can’t Avoid Collusion,” Blatter Says FIFA president Sepp Blatter admitted Friday that it was impossible to prevent collusion between bids in voting for the 2018 and 20...

Vancouver View - Olympic Village Slump; VANOC Balancing Books; Bus Company Settlement

November 19, 2010

Slow sales for Olympic Village apartments in Vancouver drive the developer into receivership. (Getty Images) Olympic Village Project Enters Bankruptcy The Vancouver Olymp...

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