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Summer Federations Roundup -- Leadership Changes at Three Feds, FIBA Concerned Over Turkey 2010

December 08, 2008

Alisher Usmanov defeated incumbent Rene Roch Saturday for FIE president. (Getty Images) Russian Billionaire Pledges to Revamp International Fencing Federation Russian billiona...

London Update -- IOC Chief Inspects London's Olympic Park

November 26, 2008

IOC President Jacques Rogge tours London 2012 construction sites with Sebastian Coe before leaving London. (LOCOG)IOC President Jacques Rogge left London Tuesday impressed wit...

Study Claims Olympics Don't Deliver for Local Economy

November 25, 2008

According to a new study that came out earlier in November, Salt Lake City did not prosper from the Olympics. (Getty Images)(ATR) A new study analyzing data during the Salt La...

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...