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OCOG Report -- Sochi Angers Environmental NGO; London Olympic Park Gets Energy Center

October 19, 2010

Sochi 2014 Leaders Deny Blocking Public Views Organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics are disputing claims by an environmental group that residents living in the Black Sea ...

On the Scene: Acapulco Set to Welcome Olympic Family

October 17, 2010

The Pacific shoreline in Acapulco. (ATR) 30th Anniversary for ANOC The big draw for Acapulco is the general assembly for the 205-member Association of National Olympic Co...

Doping Ban for Olympic Champion; No Olympic Radio Station

October 06, 2010

Olympic Champion Sprinter Slapped With Doping Ban Olympic champion sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser will be sidelined for six months after failing a doping test. Fraser won the ...

Brazil Presidential Runoff; India Awaits First Commonwealth Gold; FIBA Women's WC

October 04, 2010

Brazilian Presidential Run-Off, Rio Governor Reelected, Olympic Holiday Brazilians will return to the polls on Oct. 31 to vote for a new president. Dilma Rousseff was the ...

Rio 2016 Chief Satisfied with Brazilian Presidential Candidates

September 30, 2010

(ATR) The head of the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics says all the leading candidates for the Brazilian presidency are committed to the Games. “We had interview...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Rhythmic Gymnastics, FIVB, FIBA World Championships

September 27, 2010

Russia Dominates Rhythmic Worlds With 14 medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, Russia was by far the dominant team of the event. Italy was second in t...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Delhi Wins Go-Ahead; FIBA Women's WC; Rio Biz Confab

September 23, 2010

Commonwealth Games Get Go-Ahead After Week of Woes The beleaguered Delhi Commonwealth Games are set to open as planned next week after a vote of confidence from the federat...

Brazil Top 10 in 2016; Infrastructure Project Underway; Hong Kong for Asian Games

September 22, 2010

Brazil finished 17th in the medal tally at the Beijing Olympics. (Getty Images) Brazil Wants Top 10 Finish The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee wants the home team...

Olympic Newsdesk -- More Medals for Triathlon; Paralympic Addition

September 14, 2010

Triathlon Lobbies for Stronger Presence at Olympics Triathlon wants more athletes, more events and more medals at the Olympics. International Triathlon Union president M...

Six Years to Paralympics; 10% of Vancouver Olympians Injured

September 07, 2010

The Rio Paralympics are six years away. (Getty Images) Six Years to Rio Paralympics The Rio de Janeiro Paralympics are six years away. Sep. 7, Brazilian Independence ...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Olympic Sport Convention; Rio 2016 Seminar; Bolt On Beijing, London

September 03, 2010

Sports Leaders for 1st World Olympic Sport Convention Sports ministers from Britain, Canada and Brazil are the first to confirm their participation at the inaugural World ...

Rio Report -- Logo Decision; New Hotels; Olympic Seminar

September 02, 2010

Jury  to Select New Logo A 12-member jury of experts in Rio De Janeiro is set to select the winning designs for a new logo for Rio 2016 later today. While the panel ...