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  1. The International Olympic Committee

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen. For news on the Beijing Games preparations go to http://en.beijing2008.cn/ The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the top Olympic organisation. All major ... 6 What Olympic record does Dityatin still hold? Answers 1. b; 2. b; 3. a; 4. a; 5. a; 6. a; 1. International Olympic Committee; 2. Lausanne, Switzerland; 3. the US; 4. gymnastics; 5. six; 6. ...

  2. Tibetans hope Swiss law can reverse ban

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... The 30-strong squad claimed they would use the law to exploit loopholes in the Olympic Charter so as to have the controversial ban- made earlier this week by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)- ... in 1996. The changes decreed only national committees from countries recognised by the international community could take part in the Olympics- amendments the Tibetans now claim were illegal under ...

  3. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... The International Olympic Committee said this week it was considering whether to let athletes post personal diaries on the internet. But they warned against the Olympic village being turned into a Big ... and guests during the 2008 Olympic Games', said Wang Weiping, of the city's Commerce Bureau. 'These restaurants, mostly selected via online voting, are famous for providing distinctive ...

  4. 2007/08 CHINA

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... ended, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had nothing but praise for the venues, infrastructure overhaul and endless zest with which games' organiser, Bocog, has got the city ... Brickbats and bouquets- Beijing is pulling out all the stops to make the Olympics a success and, while not everyone is satisfied, considerable progress has been made. Martin Zhou reports ...

  5. Games seen reaping as much as US$30m

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... to US$30 million - even though the budget shot up to US$2.4 billion, it was predicted yesterday. A pleased executive vice-president of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games ... Olympic Committee (IOC), the event's governing body. The prediction far outstrips recent Games, which have proved to be hit-and-miss affairs for the respective accountants and taxpayers. ...

  6. With the hard work done, officials will keep fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson As a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member said in late September when the smog- as if on cue- settled over the near-completed Bird's Nest during ... and pray- as only atheists can- that the simple things in Olympic life, such as ticket allocation, go off without a hitch. Bocog has had a Bird's Nest full of the outcries over corruption, land ...

  7. 137,000km Olympic torch epic planned

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... will be a relay that covers the longest distance, is most inclusive and involves the most people in modern Olympic history,' he said. The route was unveiled by Politburo Standing Committee member Luo Gan and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge after the IOC's executive board approved it yesterday. The flame will be lit in Athens and the relay will start in Beijing ...

  8. Rogge shrugs off criticism

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson IOC president Jacques Rogge has shrugged off increasing criticism of Beijing's dire pollution levels from within his organisation by claiming next year's games pose no more of a threat to health than several other recent host citie ...

  9. Fok upbeat over 2011 IOC host bid

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... if the city's bid to host the IOC Congress in 2011 was successful, Olympic supremo Timothy Fok Tsun-ting said. The Hong Kong Olympic Committee yesterday submitted a government-backed bid to the International Olympic Committee for Hong Kong to host the IOC Congress in 2011. After the Olympic Games, the biennial meeting of the world's leading sports officials is the highest-profile IOC ...

  10. Merchandisers will not taint Olympics' image, says Bocog

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the Olympic Games had not found evidence to support allegations made by Playfair 2008, an international labour rights group. 'There is a big gap between what the enterprises told us ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Organisers of the Beijing Olympics say they will not allow their image to be tainted by irresponsible Games merchandisers who abuse labour standards, amid ...




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