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FIFA Completes Beijing Visit...

March 24, 2006

FIFA Vice-President Issa Hayatou (l). (ATR) FIFA's Olympics expert says he is expecting "perfect conditions" in Beijing for the 2008 football tournament. FIFA vice-president I...

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Short Ceremony for Beijing Olympics?

March 23, 2006

The athlete's parade for the Athens Olympics lasted nearly two hours. (ATR) (ATR) Former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch is calling for a short opening ceremony for the B...

ETA Truce Eases Jaca Security Worries

March 23, 2006

A car bomb exploding last year near the site of Madrid's planned Olympic Stadium, just days after an IOC visit. (ATR) An official with Jaca's bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics ...

Beijing Olympics: PR Firm, Tennis, Medal Design

March 22, 2006

 (ATR) Sources tell Around the Rings that PR firm Hill and Knowlton is the likely winner of the contest to handle international public relations for the 2008 Games. The contra...

$1 Billion for U.K. Olympics Sport

March 22, 2006

British Chancellor Gordon Brown has won praise for increasing elite sport funding leading up to the London Olympics. (ATR) The British Olympic Association says it welcomes the...

Judo Fed President Won't Step Down

March 21, 2006

Y.S. Park was suspended from his IOC membership last week.  (ATR) International Judo Federation President Yong Sung Park says he will not step down fro...

Baseball Leader: WBC Aids Olympics Return

March 21, 2006

Japanese baseball legend Sadaharu Oh, manager of Japan, celebrates the WBC victory with his team.  (ATR) The cause of baseball's return to the Olympics...

Olympics Future on SportAccord Agenda

March 20, 2006

 (ATR) IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli will discuss the future of the Olympics as part of the upcoming 2006 SportAccord in Seoul, while International Paraly...

Paralympics Close Begin Turin Post-Games Era

March 20, 2006

A scene from the closing ceremony of the Turin Paralympics (ATR) The day after has arrived for Turin. A final hail of fireworks Sunday night at the Paralympics closing ceremon...

Paralympics School for 2014 Olympic Bids

March 19, 2006

Sochi 2014 Bid CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko (l) with Russian Paralympic Team chief Pavel Rojkov. (Sochi 2014) (ATR) Observer teams from the seven cities in the race for the 2014 Wi...

Vancouver Mayor on Paralympics, Olympics

March 18, 2006

Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan in Turin. (ATR) (ATR) Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan says he supports bringing more 2010 Winter Paralympics events from Whistler to Vancouver, "if i...