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Tennis Venue Conflict for 2008 Olympics...

November 03, 2004

A 12,000 seat center court as once envisioned by Beijing Olympic organizers is no longer part of the plan for the 2008 Games. (ATR) Tensions are mounting between the Internati...

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Athens Olympics Lessons: Timing, Vision

November 03, 2004

Leaders of the Athens debriefing: IOC’s Gilbert Felli, Denis Oswald, Athens 2004’s Marton Simitsek, Hein Verbruggen of the IOC, Beijing 2008 executives Liu Jingmin and Wang We...

Stadium For NY Olympics Faces Vote

November 03, 2004

The site of the proposed stadium for the west side of Manhattan. (ATR Photo) (ATR) A proposal to build a football stadium on Manhattan?s west side that would become a centerp...

Turin Winter Olympics Tickets On Sale

November 03, 2004

(ATR) Public sales of tickets to Turin Olympics are underway as of November 4. Organizers of the 2006 Winter Games have about 1.5 million tickets for sale and they say 35% are...

Beijing Opens Olympics Press Center

November 02, 2004

The press conference room, equipped with TV lights and translation booths. (ATR Photos) (ATR) A press center for the Beijing Olympics is now open, intended to become ?a hub o...

Intrigue Mounts for Olympics Horse

November 02, 2004

(ATR) It almost sounds as if it might be the opening chapter of a Dick Francis novel set in the Olympics.A portion of the ?B? sample from Waterford Crystal, gold medal winner...

Olympics Debrief Helps 2012 Cities

November 02, 2004

Delegations from the five cities bidding for the 2012 Olympics each had a row of seats at the Athens debriefing, in protocol order: Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid....

Rogge: No Sleep Loss Over 2008 Olympics

November 01, 2004

Beijing IOC Press Conference: from left, Kevan Gosper, vice chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, IOC President Jacques Rogge and Beijing coordination commission chair Hei...

Olympics Flag at Great Wall of China

November 01, 2004

Olympic Visitors at Great Wall (from left) IOC Communications Director Giselle Davies, BOCOG executive Tu Mingde, IOC member in China Zaiqing Yu, IOC President Jacques Rogge, ...

Kenteris Speaks on Olympics Scandal

November 01, 2004

(ATR) Greek sprinter Costas Kenteris tells an Athens TV station that he had no idea he had been summoned for a drug test in the Athens Olympic Village the day before opening c...

Rogge:Olympics Privileged to Visit China

October 31, 2004

IOC President Jacques Rogge and Beijing 2008 chief Liu Jingmin in front of the Temple of Heaven. Below, Paralympics president Phil Craven at the temple visit. (ATR Photos) (A...