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2012 Cities Make Lausanne Pilgrimage...

October 04, 2003

(ATR) - Teams from the nine cities hoping to bid for the 2012 Olympics are starting to gather in Lausanne, Switzerland for a crucial four-day meeting with the International Ol...

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Rio Holds Ceremony for Pan Am Village

October 03, 2003

(ATR) - Organizers of the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio De Janeiro have unveiled the foundation stone for the athletes village to be built for the games. And while the ultra-...

A Chinese Star for Athens Games?

October 02, 2003

(ATR) - Chinese basketball star Yao Ming could be the public relations star of the Athens Olympics. The NBA phenomenon and the rest of the Chinese national team have won a spo...

Turin Olympics Will Use Nortel Phones

September 30, 2003

 Canadian telecommunications firm Nortel Networks will become an official supplier for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. The sponsorship, filling a critical gap in the technology...

John Hancock Sold, Sponsorship Unchanged

September 29, 2003

(ATR) - TOP sponsor John Hancock Financial Services has been sold to a Canadian insurance company for $10.9 billion. According to a spokesman for John Hancock, the company's s...

Olympics Chief Might Lead Greece One Day

September 27, 2003

(ATR) - Athens Olympics President Gianna Angelopoulos is not ruling out seeking a leadership role in the government of Greece after the 2004 Games."You can never say ... never...

USOC Presents Drugs Report To IOC

September 25, 2003

(ATR) - U.S. Olympic Committee leaders have delivered a long-awaited report on its drug testing program of the 1980's and 1990's to the IOC Executive Board. The USOC has been ...

USOC Outs Jerome Young: What Next?

September 25, 2003

(ATR) - The International Olympic Committee is hailing "a major breakthrough" the naming of Jerome Young by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the athlete who failed a drug test pr...

WADA-IOC Inquiry Takes No Action in Case

September 24, 2003

(ATR) - A joint inquiry by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency into the case of U.S. sprinter Jerome Young will result in no immediate actions...

2010 Commision Named, Rogge to Visit

September 24, 2003

(ATR) - The members of the coordination commission for the Vancouver Olympics has been named. The 11-member group includes several alumni of the IOC commission that evaluated ...

I.T. Olympics Sponsor Sold

September 23, 2003

(ATR) - Schlumberger, the worldwide sponsor for the Olympics in the information technology category, has sold Sema, its information technology business, to French computer ser...