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Olympic Briefs -- VANOC Tests Venues; Zettel Wins Super Combined

February 07, 2009

Catherine Zhang of the U.S. at the ISU Four Continents event in Vancouver. (Getty Images) VANOC Faces Biggest Operational Test This Weekend Three world cup sport events are u...

Olympic Briefs - Phelps Loses Big Sponsor, Suspended by USA Swimming

February 05, 2009

USA Swimming Suspends PhelpsUSA Swimming announced Thursday evening that Michael Phelps would face a three-month suspension after a photo was published in a British tabloid sh...

Olympic Briefs -- Phelps Reconsidering 2012; Pound Named to Organization's Board

February 05, 2009

Michael Phelps, at a press conference in Beijing, says that public scrutiny may force him out of competitive swimming. (Getty Images) Public Scrutiny may Spell Phelps' Retirem...

Olympic Briefs -- Cuche Wins at Alpine Worlds; UCI Official Resigns

February 05, 2009

Didier Cuche of Switzerland won the men’s Super G at the FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Val d’Isere, Switzerland. (Getty Images)Cuche Wins Super G Gold at Worlds Did...

Olympic Briefs -- Panasonic Woes, Phelps Developments, U.S. Military Helps Vancouver

February 04, 2009

Panasonic reports falling demand for its core products. (ATR) Panasonic Cuts Jobs Ahead of LossesTOP sponsor Panasonic says it plans to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide in response t...

Olympic Briefs -- Vonn Wins Super G; Sailing Qualification System Released

February 03, 2009

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. won the Super-G on the opening day of competition at the FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Val d’Isere, France. (Getty Images) Vonn Wins Super ...

Olympic Briefs -- USOC Cracks Down on Pole Olympics; New Uganda NOC Boss

February 02, 2009

An ad from a club in Colorado Springs, Colo. was altered because it violated an Olympic use act. (VCG Holding Corporation) While pole vaulting and ice dancing are Olympic even...