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IOC Finishes Beijing Olympics Visit...

May 18, 2006

The closing press conference for the IOC Coordination Commission in Beijing. (ATR/Bill Smith) (ATR) Organizers of the 2008 Olympics promise to improve Beijing's notorious traf...

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Mayor: San Francisco Has Olympics Appeal

May 18, 2006

A team from the USOC and one from San Francisco meet at City Hall Thursday to discuss an Olympics bid. (ATR) San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says his city has the internation...

LAX, SFO, for USOC Olympics Tour

May 18, 2006

The USOC team will meet with Los Angeles Olympic (ATR) The two California cities under consideration for a possible bid from the U.S. for the 2016 Olympics will hear from a U....

Olympics Team In Beijing Sandstorm

May 17, 2006

Beijing is being dusted by its 14th sandstorm of 2006. (ATR/Bill Smith) (ATR) A sandstorm coated Beijing in a thin layer of dust Wednesday as a team from the IOC held talks on...

2012 Olympics: No Bets, High Sponsor Demand

May 17, 2006

 (ATR) The IOC says demand is strong for London 2012 sponsorships and that it has no interest in considering deals for gambling on the Olympics."When it comes to gambling we s...

U.S. President Hails Olympics "Dudes, Dudesses"

May 17, 2006

President Bush with speed skater Chris Witty. (ATR) (ATR) U.S. President George Bush hosted members of the U.S. teams from the Turin Olympic and Paralympic Games at a White Ho...

IOC: Beijing Olympics Make Great Progress

May 16, 2006

IOC commission chair Hein Verbruggen (l), with BOCOG's Liu Jingmin and Kip Keino. (ATR/Bill Smith) (ATR) The spectacular 91,000-seat bird's nest stadium for the Beijing Olympi...

London Olympics: Omega, Rogge & More

May 16, 2006

Omega President Stephen Urquhart, IOC President Jacques Rogge and Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek, Jr. (ATR) Omega Renews Sponsorship for London, Vancouver(ATR IOC President Jacqu...

U.S. Mayor, IOC, Eye Beijing Olympics

May 15, 2006

The National Stadium is on the venue tour for the IOC and Chicago Mayor Daley. (ATR) (ATR) Beijing plans for the Olympics get a first hand inspection this week from the IOC an...

FIFA, WADA Seek Doping Compliance

May 15, 2006

FIFA President Sepp Blatter. (ATR)  (ATR) FIFA President Sepp Blatter confirms to Around the Rings that the federation will review its doping policies ...

Oceania Olympic Cmtes Celebrate 25th

May 14, 2006

ONOC President Kevan Gosper. (ATR) (ATR) The just-ended General Assembly for the Oceania National Olympic Committees in Fiji "was a celebration of a lot of goodwill, coming on...