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Women's Ski Jump Takes Olympics Leap...

May 27, 2006

 (ATR) The possibility of women's ski jump being added to the Winter Olympic Games is growing now that the event has been added to the 2009 FIS World Championships program. T...

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Amnesty for Olympics Leader Attacked

May 26, 2006

Guy Drut's presidential amnesty is causing political friction in France. (ATR) (ATR) Two days after Around the Rings was first to report IOC member Guy Drut of France received...

Pan Am Sports Nations in Buenos Aires

May 26, 2006

Readying the PASO assembly hall in Buenos Aires. (ATR) (ATR) Selection of the host for the 2011 Pan American Games will be a key item of business for this weekend's assembly i...

Sochi, Jaca, Sofia Score Olympic Bid Points

May 26, 2006

Sochi was in the spotlight this week with the Russia EU Summit. (ATR) Putin Pitches Sochi, Visa Simplification AheadRussian President Vladmir Putin has used the platform of th...

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...

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...