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Busy Agenda for IOC Executive Board...

October 26, 2005

Hein Verbruggen hopes to return to the IOC and the chairmanship of the Beijing Coordination Commission. (ATR) (ATR) For the first time since 2003, a group of new nominees will...

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Sochi Takes Pole Position in 2014 Race

October 26, 2005

 (ATR) Sochi, Russia will lead the order of presentation for the seven cities hoping to bid for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. A drawing of lots at IOC headquarters by the Exe...

Coe: Don't Squander Olympics

October 25, 2005

London 2012's Sebastian Coe: "I will not rest until we have hosted a great Games providing a platform for a top performing Great Britain team." (ATR) (ATR) London 2012 chairma...

IOC Chief Says Sports Must Adapt for TV

October 25, 2005

IOC President Jacques Rogge at Sportel. (ATR) (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says "sports must adapt to TV or they will disappear." Speaking on a panel at Sportel in Monaco...

Mobile Phones in Focus at Monaco Sportel

October 24, 2005

Sportel Monaco runs through October 27. (ATR) (ATR) The 16th edition of Sportel, the international sports TV marketplace is open in Monaco this week with special attention on ...

Politics Strike Hungarian Olympic Cmte

October 24, 2005

Tamas Ajan in Monaco Monday, says only the full Hungarian Olympic Committee can dismiss him.(ATR) (ATR) Despite a call for his dismissal, Tamas Ajan tells Around the Rings he ...

Logo for Sochi, Bid Leaders at Sportel

October 24, 2005

 (ATR) The so-called "Star of Sochi" logo for the city's bid for the 2014 Olympics is approved by the IOC and is now in use by the bid committee. The design is the creation of...

Iraqi Olympics Hopeful Appeals for Rogge's Help

October 22, 2005

Faisal after the America's Cup Race. (All photos courtesy faisalfaisal.com) By Anthony Stavrinos in Sydney Faisal Faisal, the Iraqi athlete whose pursuit of a spot at the 2006...

Ajan Fired by Hungarian Olympics

October 22, 2005

Tamas Ajan. (ATR) (ATR) IOC member and International Weightlifting Federation President has been sacked as secretary general of the Hungarian Olympic Committee over lingering ...

Demise Complete for Bulgaria's Slavkov

October 22, 2005

Ivan Slavkov in Singapore July 7, minutes after he was expelled from the IOC. (ATR) Bulgaria's Ivan Slavkov, expelled from the IOC in July for corruption, has been dealt a sha...

IOC President Recuperates

October 21, 2005

Jacques Rogge in Rio de Janeiro in August. (ATR) (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge is said to be recovering from a bad cold after being taken by ambulance to hospital from his...