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Press Release: Lula Receives Olympic Athletes and Begins Rio 2016 Campaign Countdown...

October 02, 2008

Thursday 2 October 2008 marks exactly one year until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meets in Copenhagen, to select the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games. For the ...

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One Year to IOC Vote for 2016

October 02, 2008

Chicago 2016 chairman Patrick Ryan. Chicago Starts Countdown to Copenhagen Chicago 2016 will distribute countdown clocks around the city the morning of October 2 as part of ef...

Press Release -- Tokyo "Bid Day" Launches One-Year Countdown to Select 2016 Host City

October 02, 2008

 Tokyo, 2 October 2008 – Tokyo 2016 kicked off the one-year countdown to select the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games' host city by staging a lively outdoor celebration at Mid...

News from the NOCs -- New USOC Chair, South Africa Checks Swim Abuse Claims

October 01, 2008

Peter Ueberroth led Team USA in Beijing. (ATR)USOC Set to Select New ChairFinding a successor to U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth will be on the agenda when th...

Press Release -- One Year to Go - and Madrid 2016 is "Ready to Go"

October 01, 2008

2 October 2008 - With exactly one year to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision on which city will host the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games, the CEO ...

Chicago 2016 Domain Fight Moves to Court

October 01, 2008

Chicago2016.com begins with a link to the official bid committee site. (ATR) The battle for a coveted Chicago 2016 domain name will be fought in federal court after a world ar...

FIG Clears Chinese Gymnasts in Beijing, But Not Sydney

October 01, 2008

The members of China’s gold medal squad in the team gymnastics event were found to be of legal age to compete in the Beijing Olympics. (FIG) An investigation by the internatio...

Fight Against Doping -- IOC Official Testifies in Greece, French No-Show in Trial, VANOC Plans 2,400 Tests

October 01, 2008

Patrick Schamasch said his testimony will help the investigation into Greek doping. (ATR)IOC Testifies in Greek Doping Case IOC Medical Director Patrick Schamasch appeared in ...

Press Release: SportaccordUnveils New Look As Registration Opens

September 30, 2008

 LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Online registration opens today for Sportaccord 2009 on a newwebsite (www.sportaccord.com)displaying Sportaccord’s new brand image. The seventh editio...

IOC President Says Olympics Safe from Finance Crisis, USOC Not So Sure

September 30, 2008

“I am not pessimistic for the Olympic Games," says IOC President Jacques Rogge.(Getty)(ATR) The president of the IOC says the global financial crisis will not drag down the Ol...

Press Release: Tokyo 2016 welcomes Japan Tourism Agency’s plan to attract millions of new visitors

September 30, 2008

Tokyo, 1 October 2008 – Tokyo 2016 today threw its support behind the new Japan Tourism Agency and its ambitious drive to encourage 20 million foreign visitors to Japan by 202...