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Turin City Olympic Man Leaves for TOROC ...

March 18, 2005

(ATR) Paolo Bellino, director of the Olympics department of the city of Turin, is changing jobs. He will take his expertise to TOROC, where he is going to be special assistant...

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Moscow Olympic Bid â??Not Outsiderâ?

March 17, 2005

Members of the IOC Evaluation Commission after their press conference in Moscow. Below, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov. (ATR) (ATR) The head of the IOC Evaluation Commission for th...

2012 Olympics Bid Tour Ends in Moscow

March 17, 2005

The dive tower at the Olympiysky complex visited by the IOC Commission. Below, Boris Yeltsin with commission member Frank Fredericks. (ATR) An IOC team inspecting 2012 Olympi...

IOC Moscow Visit: Big Guns on Day 3

March 16, 2005

The Kremlin building where the IOC Commission will meet Russian President Putin. Below, The IOC commission is headquartered at the National Hotel near Red Square. (ATR Photos)...

Turin City Council Slams Olympic Sponsor

March 16, 2005

(ATR) The Turin city council has approved a March 7 resolution asking TOROC to renounce sponsorship by Finmeccanica, a large Italian corporation which makes, among other thing...

Moscow Flexes 2012 Olympic Muscle

March 15, 2005

Breaking bread: IOC commission chair Nawal El Moutawakel is offered a loaf of bread to share with her colleagues as a symbolic welcome to Luzhniki Olympic Stadium. Below, the ...

Korean Diplomat Leads 2014 Olympic Bid

March 15, 2005

Han Seung Soo in 2001 when he served as President of the U.N. General Assembly. Below, Rocky Yoon during PyeongChang’s 2010 Olympic bid two years ago. (ATR) (ATR) PyeongCha...

1980 Still Looms Over 2012 Moscow Bid

March 14, 2005

Moscow bid leaders report on the first day of the IOC’s inspection. Below, Luzhniki Stadium, one of the stops on the IOC venue tour Tuesday. (ATR Photos) (ATR) A bid from Mo...

Olympic Torch Relay Overtures for Taiwan

March 14, 2005

 (ATR) The torch relay for the 2008 Games should go to Taiwan says the president of the Beijing Olympics. Speaking on Chinese TV, Liu Qi says the relay â??should involve all ...

Olympics Inspection Underway for Moscow

March 14, 2005

Moscow vice mayor Valery Shantsev greets IOC commisson chair Nawal El Moutawakel. Below. the opening of the commission meeting. (ATR Photos) (ATR) Meeting in a room overlookin...

IOC Visits to Olympic Cities Nears End

March 13, 2005

(ATR) The IOCâ??s Evaluation Commission made the fourth of five inspection visits, this week landing in Paris. The French capital is considered the front runner in the race fo...