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On the Scene in Beijing -- China Cracks Open the Web for Olympic Journalists...

August 01, 2008

Sun Weide, BOCOG's deputy media chief, refuses to say whether any more politically sensitive websites will be unblocked. (ATR)(ATR) Despite IOC pressure on Beijing organizers ...

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Team Russia Loses Five Olympic Athletes, Counts Seven Doping Violations

July 31, 2008

Yelena Soboleva won the 1500m silver at the IAAF worlds in Osaka in 2007. (Getty Images)  (ATR) Seven top Russian athletes, five qualified for the Beijing Games, are barred fr...

The Olympic World According to Wallechinsky

July 31, 2008

(ATR) Just in time for the Beijing Olympics: the latest edition of the book that could be considered the "Encyclopedia Olympica." David Wallechinsky compiled the first edit...

On the Scene in Beijing -- Greenpeace Rates Cleanup, Samsung Phone Donation, Final Week for Torch Relay

July 31, 2008

Chen Guoying, mayor of Tangshan, lit the cauldron at Caofeidian Island Hotel Square. (BOCOG)Final Relay Stop in Hebei Province The torch relay finished up in Tangshan today, g...

Press Release -- IOC Statement on Internet Censorship

July 31, 2008

Our position is that the IOC has always encouraged the Beijing 2008 organisers to provide media with the fullest access possible to report on the Olympic Games, including acce...

Korean TV Breaches Ceremony Rehearsal with Forbidden Video

July 31, 2008

Performers for the opening ceremony wit outside the stadium for their part in the rehearsal. (Getty Images)(ATR) BOCOG could punish Korean television station SBS after one of ...

Press Release -- Tokyo 2016 Unveils City’s Cultural Treasures at the Click of a Button

July 31, 2008

Launch of innovative website showcases the Games at the Heart of City LifeTokyo, 31 July 2008 – Tokyo 2016 today opened a new window to the world, uniting a global community o...

Disaster Closes Olympic Highway

July 30, 2008

Traffic backs up for construction on the Sea to Sky highway in this file photo. (ATR) (ATR) Olympic highway construction has come to a screeching halt because of a rockslide n...

Federations Roundup-- Iraqi Rowers Heading to Beijing, Cycling Leader Rejects Keirin Scandal Report and FIFA Clubs Must Release Players

July 30, 2008

Hamzah Hussein and Haidar Nozad during a practice session on the Tigris river in Baghdad. (Getty Images)Iraqi Rowers Heading to Beijing After having their Olympic aspirations ...

On the Scene in Beijing -- IOC Admits China Will Censor Internet for Olympic Journalists

July 30, 2008

BOCOG deputy media chief Sun Weide faces reporters with questions about internet censorship. (ATR)(ATR) A leading member of the IOC now says that journalists covering the Olym...

Press Release -- Iraq Rowers to Compete in Beijing

July 30, 2008

The International Rowing Federation (FISA) has received confirmation that the Iraq men's double scull will be allowed to compete in the Beijing Olympic Games. In a press relea...