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Press Release: Edelman PR for Paralympics...

August 23, 2006

 BONN, Germany, August 23, 2006 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced today that it has selected Edelman as its global Public Relat...

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Press Release: Korean Sports Council

August 22, 2006

 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (August 22)-- The president of the Korean Sports Council Jung-gil KIM challenged 13 sports associations in the country to jo...

Vancouver Makes Big Switch for 2010 Paralympics

August 22, 2006

John Furlong says the move of two Paralympic sports to Vancouver will mean more exposure for the athletes. (ATR) (ATR) The city of Whistler has decided not to build a new aren...

Qingdao Opens Olympics Sailing Test

August 21, 2006

The Laoshan Mountains provide a backdrop for sailing in Qingdao. (ATR) (ATR) Fair skies and a stiff breeze provided an auspicious start to the first test event for the Beijing...

Alex Cushing, Winter Olympics Pioneer, 92

August 21, 2006

Alexander Cushing. (ATR) Alexander C. Cushing, who led the push to bring the Winter Olympics to Squaw Valley in 1960, died Aug. 19 at his home in Newport, Rhode Island.He was ...

Setting Sail for Beijing Olympics

August 20, 2006

Sailors set out Sunday for practice races in Qingdao. (ATR) (ATR) After a day of practice races, the competition begins Monday in the first official test event for the 2008 Ol...

Jones, Former Czechoslovakia Face Allegations

August 20, 2006

 Jones Faces First Positive Drug TestSeptember 6th is reported to be the date for U.S. sprinter Marion Jones to learn the results of a "B" sample bein...

FEI World Equestrian Games Open Sunday

August 19, 2006

The arena for the WEG in Aachen holds 60,000. (ATR) The largest equestrian event ever to be held in Germany -- the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games -- opens Sunday in Aachen. ...

U.S. Aims to Reclaim Glory at Basketball Worlds

August 18, 2006

The Saitama Super Arena will host the final rounds of the FIBA world championships. (ATR) Competition begins Saturday in Japan for the FIVB World Basketball Championships with...

Schmitt Facing Pressures to Resign Hungarian NOC

August 18, 2006

Pal Schmitt, Hungarian NOC President and IOC member. (ATR) (ATR) Long-time Hungarian NOC president and IOC member Pal Schmitt is under pressure to resign his NOC post in Decem...

Olympics Weather: Normal Patterns in Beijing

August 17, 2006

A shady street in Beijing. (ATR) (ATR) Beijing weather patterns are sticking to the norm in the next week, which corresponds to the final week of the Games in 2008.The forecas...