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Olympic Newsdesk: South American Games, Weather Havoc for Paralympics, FIBA Presidency

March 19, 2010

Cycling events are already underway at the South American Games. (Getty Images) South American Games Open More than 3,000 athletes from 15 nations are in Medellin, Colomb...

Oil Revenue Spat Threatens Rio Olympic, World Cup Projects

March 15, 2010

Oil platforms like this near Rio help produce $2.8 billion in revenues each year for the state government. (Getty Images) (ATR) A dispute over revenue from offshore oil in Br...

Olympic Newsdesk- VANOC Insured for Georgia Luger, Russian Medalists at Kremlin, IAAF Indoors

March 15, 2010

VANOC will send the family of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili death benefits. (Getty Images) Insurance for Georgia Luger The family of Nodar Kumaritashvili will recei...

Olympic Newsdesk -- IAAF VP Predicts Good World Champs; YOG Torch; Futsal in 2016?

March 12, 2010

The IAAF World Indoor Championships take place this weekend in Doha. (Getty Images) IAAF VP Predicts Good Championship; Boost for Sport Sebastian Coe, vice president of t...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Expert Says Olympics Impact Housing Rights; Lula Rejects Criticisms

March 09, 2010

Protesters in Vancouver complained about the impact of the Olympics on housing. (Getty Images) UN Investigator: “Mega-Events” Violate Human Rights The UN Special Rapporte...

Vancouver View -- "Zorbs" for Sochi Handover; Rio Mayor Visits; Chileans Leave Early

February 27, 2010

Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko with one of the snow domes to be distributed at the closing ceremony. (ATR) “Zorbs” for Sochi Handover Zorbs – globes that symbolize a ...

London, Rio, Other Host Cities Report to IOC

February 11, 2010

The London Olympic Stadium takes shape. (ATR) London Plans to Cut Red Lights, Change Torch Relay Plans for the London Olympics are on track reports the head of the IOC Com...

Rio Report -- Blair Named Olympics Advisor; Pan Am Venues Unused

February 02, 2010

Former British PM Tony Blair was hired by Rio organizers to help stage the 2016 Olympics. (Getty Images) Rio Hires Blair for Olympic Advice Rio de Janeiro Olympic organize...

Rio Report: London Inspires 2016 Olympics Preps

January 29, 2010

Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman, Sports Minister Orlando Silva and Governor Sergio Cabral at the Olympic Park in east London. (LOCOG) (ATR) Rio de Janeiro 2016 chiefs say Lo...

Rio Report: IOC Co Comm Chief Makes Stealth Visit

January 19, 2010

Nawal El Moutawakel bangs a drum during her visit to the Pavão-Pavãozinho community. (Rio 2016) (ATR) Just days after she was named chair of the IOC Coordination Commission f...

Rio Report -- Coordination Commission Named; Rogge on Rio

January 15, 2010

Nawal El Moutawakel will chair the IOC’s Coordination Commission for Rio. She also chaired the 2016 Evaluation Commission.  Rio Coordination Commission Named The IOC team that...

El Moutawakel Heads Rio 2016 Olympics Coordination Commission

January 13, 2010

El Moutawakel brings the knowledge of Rio's Olympic plans gained from her chairmanship of the 2016 Evaluation Commission (Getty Images)(ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge appoin...