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IOC Asked to Ease Bid City Rules...

April 13, 2004

(ATR) - Leaders of the bids for the 2010 Olympics say the International Olympic Committee should relax its post-Salt Lake scandal rules against lobbying by bid cities.The comm...

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Nominations Open for USOC Board

April 12, 2004

(ATR) - Reform of the U.S. Olympic Committee moves forward this week with a call for nominations from the public for four independent seats on the new USOC Board of Directors,...

Beijing Stadium on Schedule

April 08, 2004

(ATR) - The head of the Beijing Olympics says construction on all major venues for the 2008 Games will be finished by 2006.Speaking to reporters at the site of the 100,000 sea...

No Post Games Slump Says PM

April 07, 2004

(ATR) - Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis says he believes the country's economic growth will continue after the Olympics. "We are not in sympathy with pessimistic report...

Athens Will be Safe for Games

April 06, 2004

(ATR) - Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis says the "all measures will be taken" to make sure the Olympic city is safe for visitors this summer. Speaking at a luncheon for the forei...

New Look for NYC 2012

April 05, 2004

(ATR) - A new logo for the New York's bid for the 2012 Olympics features a split personality: the image of an athlete's arm raised in triumph and the arm of the Statue of Libe...

Iraq NOC Reveals New Logo

April 02, 2004

 (ATR) - The National Olympic Committee of Iraq has a new logo, unveiled at a ceremony at Al Shaab Stadium in Baghdad. On hand for the announcement were Ambassador L. Paul Bre...

Iraq NOC Unveils New Logo

April 02, 2004

(ATR) - The National Olympic Committee of Iraq has a new logo, unveiled at a ceremony at Al Shaab Stadium in Baghdad. On hand for the announcement were Ambassador L. Paul Brem...

Security, Venue Visits First for IOC

April 01, 2004

(ATR) - In the face of recent terror attacks around the world, leaders of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver have been put on notice by an IOC watchdog commission that secu...

Flame in Athens, Strike Snarls City

March 31, 2004

(ATR) - The Olympic Flame for the Athens Olympics will have a place of honor for the next two months at the marble stadium in the center of the city built for the 1896 Games. ...

Moscow Bid Aims for First Russian Games

March 30, 2004

(ATR) - Leaders of Moscow's campaign for the 2012 Olympics say that while the city hosted the 1980 Games when it was the capital of the former Soviet Union, the new bid repres...