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Montenegro Could Join Olympics in Beijing...

May 25, 2006

Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro. Population of the new republic is about 650,000. (ATR) The vote in Montenegro to form an independent state could lead to IOC recognitio...

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Arrests End Olympic Highway Protest

May 25, 2006

Protestors did not leave voluntarily. (ATR) Two dozen protestors now face charges after their arrests for blocking construction of an expansion to the Sea-to-Sky Highway neede...

Beijing Olympics Picks Snickers

May 24, 2006

 (ATR) Snickers, the world's best-selling candy bar, is now the official chocolate for the Beijing Olympics. Beijing organizers and Effem China announced the national sponsors...

U.N. Sec Gen Visits Beijing Olympics Stadium

May 24, 2006

Kofi Annan and his wife Nan are escorted on the venye tour by BOCOG President Liu Qi. (ATR) U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan says he hopes to come to China for the 2008 Olymp...

French Olympics Leader To Escape IOC Rebuke

May 24, 2006

Guy Drut waits for word from the IOC on the lifting of his suspension. (ATR) (ATR) IOC member and Olympics gold medalist Guy Drut apppears likely to avoid expulsion over his c...

Quincy Jones Music for Beijing Olympics

May 23, 2006

 (ATR) Composer and impresario Quincy Jones has been hired by the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee to write songs for the upcoming summer Olympics.Jones is the first major ar...

FIVB Rejects Election Challengers

May 23, 2006

 (ATR) The re-election of Ruben Acosta as president of the International Volleyball Federation appears to be a lock now that he's been certified as the only candidate who meet...

Italian Football Scandal Hits Olympics, Too

May 23, 2006

Ex-Italian soccer chief Franco Carraro. (ATR) The scandal over the fixing of football matches in Italy could lead to trouble for Italy's senior IOC member, while the newly ele...

Volleyball Dissidents Aim For FIVB Changes

May 22, 2006

FIVB President Ruben Acosta, 72, plans to seek another term in October. (ATR) Claiming support for change from 70 volleyball federations around the globe, a group of dissident...

Olympics Star Kostelic Wins Laureus Honor

May 22, 2006

 (ATR) Croatian ski Janica Kostelic is the winner of the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award, presented Monday night in Barcelona.Kostelic, who has won the most medals...

Olympics Champ Sweden Wins World Title

May 21, 2006

Niklas Kronwall was tournament MVP. Swedes Win TitleSweden's championship came with the assistance of eight members of the team from Turin. The title is the eighth for Sweden....