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Turin Mayor Seeks Olympic Powers ...

April 15, 2005

Turin's Mayor. (ATR) (ATR) The mayor of Turin is asking the Italian government for "special power" that would last until the end of the 2006 Olympics. But Sergio Chiamparino i...

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By the Book: 2012 Paralympics Budgets

April 14, 2005

 (ATR) Paris and London will spend the most to host the 2012 Paralympics. More inside in By the Book, an Around the Rings exclusive, presenting side-by-side comparisons from t...

Pre-Olympics Seattle Summit Cancelled

April 14, 2005

 (ATR) Organizers of the Pacific Rim Sports Summit in Seattle this June have cancelled the event. The nine-sport, nine-nation event, which was to be a tune up for Beijing, was...

Pre-Olympics Seattle Summit In Trouble

April 14, 2005

 (ATR) Plans for a Pacific Rim Sports Summit in Seattle this June appear to be in doubt. Millions of dollars short of whatâ??s needed, local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Co...

By the Book: 2012 Table Tennis Venues

April 13, 2005

 By the Book â?? 2012 Bid City Table Tennis Venues(ATR) Four of the 2012 bid cities that say they have table tennis venues in place for the 2012 Olympics. More inside in By th...

Taekwondo Federation Chooses Reform

April 13, 2005

Dr. Chong-won Choue, new president of the World Taekwondo Federation (ATR) South Korean Chong-won Choue has won a convincing election for a four-year term as president of the ...

Olympics Bomber Wanted Atlanta Havoc

April 13, 2005

Eric Rudolph at the time of his arrest in 2003. (ATR) The man who set the bomb that blew up during the Atlanta Olympics says he had planned to set off five bombs â??to force c...

Rowing Joins Beijing Paralympics

April 12, 2005

Rowing equipment is adapted to fit athletes in the Paralympic version of the sport. (ATR) The sport of rowing will make its Paralympics debut at the 2008 Games in Beijing. The...

By the Book: 2012 Olympic Village Space

April 12, 2005

(ATR) Moscow promises to give more space per athlete in the Olympic Village, and, along with Paris, offer the most number of rooms. New York and Madrid will not offer single r...

New York Olympic Stadium on Fast Track

April 12, 2005

 (ATR) Plans for a stadium in New York City that would be used for the 2012 Olympics have won what could be a next-to-last approval needed for a groundbreaking prior to the IO...

Vancouver Olympics Team in Place

April 12, 2005

Renee Smith-Valade, VANOC’s Vice President for Communications. (ATR) A team of key executives is now entirely in place for the Vancouver Olympics with the announcement today...