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On the Scene in Istanbul: Challenging Times for Youth Olympic Games Organizers

November 22, 2008

IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli speaks at the EOC Assembly in Istanbul. (ATR) (ATR) Despite a slew of challenges ahead in fast-track preparations for the Su...

Fight Against Doping - 'Half the World' not Enforcing Drug Rules, Potential Spanish Controversy

November 22, 2008

Craig Reedie claimed half the world is not enforcing rules in the fight against doping. (SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)IOC Member Says Anti-Doping Rules are “Not Enforced” Craig...

ISAF Completes Annual Conference in Madrid

November 17, 2008

The tornado class multi-hull boast is cut from the sailing events for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Getty Images) (ATR) The International Sailing Federation re-elected ...

World Briefs -- Legacy Lives Cancelled, First Stage of 2010 Ticketing Over

November 08, 2008

Legacy Lives Canceled for VancouverThe economic downturn in North America is cited as one of the reasons for the cancellation of the Legacy Lives conference scheduled for Jan....

World Briefs -- New Sochi Mayor Won't Impact Games Prep, Mick Jagger Calls U.K. Rock Legends to Play Opening Ceremony

November 01, 2008

New Mayor Won't Affect Olympic PreparationsSVladimir Afanasenkov (L) announced his resignation as mayor of Sochi on Thursday. (Sochi 2014)Sochi 2014 president Dmitry Chernyshe...

Mexico City Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 27, 2008

Opening ceremony was held Oct. 12, 1968 for Mexico City, closing ceremony on Oct. 27. A then record 112 countries participated with 5,500 athletes. (Getty)  On Oct. 27, the an...

World Briefs -- 2010 Test Event, News from Beijing

October 25, 2008

Anton Ohno (center) and other top skaters compete in a short track test event for the Vancouver Olympics. (Getty) Vancouver Hosts Short Track TestThe first test event of this ...

Beijing Update -- Press Rules Relaxed, Olympics Chief Sentenced to Death

October 20, 2008

Wang Chen said foreign media would be allowed greater liberties when reporting in China. Foreign Media to Enjoy Press FreedomsEnduring press freedom could be a legacy from the...

Olympic Cities Group Seeks to Grow Membership

October 13, 2008

Gilbert Felli, the IOC's Olympic Games executive director and Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan are among the panelists discussing urban and environmental sustainability objectives...

Bidding for the Games: France Weighs 2018 Bid, 2016 Bids to Korea

September 24, 2008

The opening ceremony for the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble. (Getty Images)French Bid for 2018French Olympic Committee president Henri Serandour confirms that France will bid f...

Olympic Briefs - NHL and Gretzky Out, Olympian's Home Attacked, Pound on Beijing

September 17, 2008

Olympics hockey probably won’t include NHL players after Vancouver. (Getty)NHL executive say the league won’t play in the Olympics after 2010…the home of the Olympic marathon ...

World Briefs -- Fidel Castro Picks a Fight and Korean Insurers Pay for Olympic Success

August 30, 2008

Fidel Castro says promoters tricking athletes into defection and "European Chauvinism" may keep Cuba from winning more medals in 2012. (Getty Images)Castro Defends Athlete, Co...