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Five Year Anniversary; Munich, PyeongChang Update; Olympic Valentine's Day

February 10, 2011

Anniversary for Turin Five years ago today, Stefania Belmondo lit the Olympic Flame at Turin’s Olympic Stadium. The opening ceremony for the Turin Olympics. (Getty Image...

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 ...

News from the NOCs -- Asian Chief Reflects on Year; Austrian Gathering

February 09, 2011

OCA President Looks Back on Busy Four Months  Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is one thankful man. Sheikh Ahmad is an IOC member from Kuwait as well as president of both th...

USOC Exec Departs; Serpentine OK; Annecy Addition

February 04, 2011

Norm Bellingham announced on Friday he is leaving the USOC. (USOC) Norman Bellingham, the U.S. Olympic Committee's Chief Operating Officer, will leave the organization effec...

Most Expensive Piece of Olympic Memorabilia Sold

February 04, 2011

(ATR) A 1952 Helsinki Olympic torch fetched nearly $500,000, the highest price ever for a piece of Olympic memorabilia sold at auction, in Paris on Thursday. This torch from ...

Delhi Bills Unpaid; Beer for London; Stadium Update

February 03, 2011

Delhi 2010 Refuses Payment to Nine “Non-Performing” Venders It’s been two weeks since India’s sports minister issued a 10-day ultimatum for organizers to wrap up all Common...

IOC Member's Court Date Delayed; Freestyle Skiing World Champs

February 02, 2011

Trial of Gambian IOC Member Postponed Gambian officials have another two weeks to make their case against IOC member Beatrice Allen. Beatrice Allen is an IOC member from G...

Games Anniversary; Sochi Mascots Home; YOG Photospace

January 26, 2011

55th Anniversary This day 55 years ago, the seventh Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo kicked off. Boris Shilkov of Soviet Union passes the finishing line to win ...

Kalmadi Cast Aside Amidst Corruption Investigations

January 24, 2011

(ATR) Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennell tells Around the Rings the man behind Delhi 2010 hasn’t been fired, just “asked to step aside”. Commonwealth Gam...

Delhi Delays Prompt Class-Action Lawsuit, 10-Day Ultimatum

January 21, 2011

(ATR) An Australian law firm is suing Delhi 201 organizers to recover unpaid bills on behalf of the man behind its widely hailed closing ceremony. Ric Birch produced the open...

Fight Against Doping -- Lifetime Ban Backed; Medalists' Trial Postponed

January 12, 2011

Frank Fredericks said he supports a lifetime ban for drug cheats. (Getty Images) Fredericks Wants Lifetime Ban IOC Athletes’ Commission chair Frank Fredericks says he wa...

Olympic Newsdesk -- Another Partner for PyeongChang; Greenspan Tribute

December 29, 2010

PyeongChang Partnership for SK Group One of South Korea’s biggest business conglomerates is PyeongChang’s latest bid backer. SK Group’s corporate contributions head Sa...