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Bulgarian Court Sends John Kim to U.S....

October 10, 2003

(ATR) - A Bulgarian court has ruled that John Kim should be extradited to the U.S. on immigration charges. Kim, the son of IOC member Un Yong Kim, is expected to testify in th...

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USOC to Beat Congress Towards Reforms

October 09, 2003

(ATR) - The U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors is poised to enact sweeping reforms for the organization well before the U.S. Congress might pass legislation with a simi...

Baseball in Last Innings at Olympics?

October 09, 2003

(ATR) - The status of baseball past the Athens Olympics may have been dealt a serious blow with the failure of the U.S. to qualify for the 2004 Olympics. A U.S. team comprised...

Sports Science Congress Starts in Athens

October 08, 2003

(ATR) - More than 400 scientists and doctors are taking part in the 7th Olympic World Congress on Sports Science this week in Athens. Held every two years around the Olympics,...

Xerox Ends Olympic Sponsorship

October 07, 2003

(ATR) - Xerox has decided to end its worldwide Olympic sponsorship at the end of the Athens Olympics. The company has been an Olympic sponsor since 1964 and a member of the wo...

All Africa Games Underway

October 06, 2003

(ATR) - Despite a slew of operational issues, the 8th All Africa Games are underway in Abuja, Nigeria through October 18. The event has drawn about 6,000 athletes from 53 nati...

2012 Cities Make Lausanne Pilgrimage

October 04, 2003

(ATR) - Teams from the nine cities hoping to bid for the 2012 Olympics are starting to gather in Lausanne, Switzerland for a crucial four-day meeting with the International Ol...

Rio Holds Ceremony for Pan Am Village

October 03, 2003

(ATR) - Organizers of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio De Janeiro have unveiled the foundation stone for the athletes village to be built for the games. And while the ultra-...

A Chinese Star for Athens Games?

October 02, 2003

(ATR) - Chinese basketball star Yao Ming could be the public relations star of the Athens Olympics. The NBA phenomenon and the rest of the Chinese national team have won a spo...

Turin Olympics Will Use Nortel Phones

September 30, 2003

 Canadian telecommunications firm Nortel Networks will become an official supplier for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. The sponsorship, filling a critical gap in the technology...

John Hancock Sold, Sponsorship Unchanged

September 29, 2003

(ATR) - TOP sponsor John Hancock Financial Services has been sold to a Canadian insurance company for $10.9 billion. According to a spokesman for John Hancock, the company's s...