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Press Release: Chicago 2016 VolunteersTop 5,000...

September 09, 2008

More than 5,000 people demonstrate their support for Chicago's bid by participating in ongoing volunteer effortsCHICAGO (September 9, 2008) - Today, Chicago 2016 announced tha...

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On the Scene in Beijing -- Rowing in the Paralympics, Wheelchair Crash, First Doping Case and Fair Play Issues

September 09, 2008

Six racers crashed in the women's 500m T54 wheelchair race. (Getty Images)Race Rescheduled after Massive CrashThree athletes must give back their medals and race again next we...

Press Release -- WTF’s 2008 Summer Taekwondo Peace Corps Disbanded in Ceremony

September 09, 2008

 The World Taekwondo Federation held a ceremony to disband the 2008 Summer Taekwondo Peace Corps at the headquarters of the GCS International in Seoul, Korea, on Sept. 6, 2008...

U.S. Briefs -- Oprah Pitches Chicago, Cyclists Press USOC for Apology

September 09, 2008

Oprah Winfrey is using her talk show to promote the Chicago 2016 bid. Oprah is Filled with Olympic Spirit Oprah Winfrey hosted a welcome home party for more than 175 U.S. Olym...

Vancouver View – Unexpected Elections and Dome Costs Revealed

September 08, 2008

Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the 2008 IIHF World Championship on May 18, 2008 in Quebec City, Canada. (Getty Images) National Election Could Mean Focus on Vancouver Pocket...

Golden Opportunities -- Business Opportunities across the Olympic Movement

September 08, 2008

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On the Scene in Beijing -- Media Outnumber Athletes at Paralympics

September 08, 2008

(ATR) Beijing marks the first Paralympics where media outnumber athletes, thanks to an army of host country reporters. A total of 6,325 broadcast and print media are accredite...

Modern Pentathlon Feels Secure in its Mission

September 08, 2008

Three years after modern pentathlon survived the vote at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore that bumped softball and baseball off the Olympic program after Beijing, one of the...

On the Scene in Beijing -- U.S. Swimming in Gold, Paralympic Hall of Fame Grows

September 07, 2008

Erin Popovich broke a world record earning her 200m IM gold. (Getty Images)Swimming, Cycling, Judo Champions MadeThe U.S., U.K., China and Australia top the medals table at t...

On the Scene in Beijing -- Games Open with Fire in Paralympic Cauldron

September 06, 2008

A scene from the Paralympics opening ceremony. (Getty Images)(ATR) The 2008 Paralympics open with a blaze of fireworks and a three-hour show for more than four thousand athlet...

Press Release -- Top Tokyo 2016 delegation in Beijing for 2008 Paralympic Games

September 06, 2008

Beijing, China, 6 September 2008 - A high-level delegation including Tokyo 2016 Bid Committee representatives and members of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, today arrived a...