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Sports Science Congress Starts in Athens...

October 08, 2003

(ATR) - More than 400 scientists and doctors are taking part in the 7th Olympic World Congress on Sports Science this week in Athens. Held every two years around the Olympics,...

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Xerox Ends Olympic Sponsorship

October 07, 2003

(ATR) - Xerox has decided to end its worldwide Olympic sponsorship at the end of the Athens Olympics. The company has been an Olympic sponsor since 1964 and a member of the wo...

All Africa Games Underway

October 06, 2003

(ATR) - Despite a slew of operational issues, the 8th All Africa Games are underway in Abuja, Nigeria through October 18. The event has drawn about 6,000 athletes from 53 nati...

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...

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...