August 8, 2001 |
Proclaiming repeatedly that the worst corruption scandal in Olympic history is over, Jacques Rogge, the recently elected president of the International Olympic Committee, said Tuesday that he has every confidence the Salt Lake Winter Olympics will be "excellent Games." Today marks the six-month countdown to the Games, which begin Feb. 8.
August 27, 2001 |
As they did with the first seven cities on their itinerary, members of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Site Evaluation Team declared Los Angeles to be a can-do city with nice weather, impressive venues and many virtues that would make it a fine site for the 2012 Games. What the task force didn't say Sunday after wrapping up its four-day visit is whether Los Angeles stands above its rivals because it has proven not only that it can do the Olympics, but has done so twice with great success.
July 7, 2001 |
Anita DeFrantz of Los Angeles, the senior U.S. delegate to the International Olympic Committee and the IOC's first female vice president, is running for president on a campaign that she says represents change, more accountability, integrity, mutual respect and the pursuit of excellence. She doesn't stand even a remote chance of winning, according to more than a dozen IOC members and Olympic insiders.
July 10, 2001 |
Under the beneficent gaze of a huge golden chicken that clucks on the hour, its metallic wings flapping over a red-carpeted lobby awash in fountains and rumors of every sort, the International Olympic Committee on Monday kicked off a historic series of meetings.
September 29, 2001 |
Intent on keeping the pressure on, the chairman of an International Olympic Committee inspection team made clear Friday that the IOC is disturbed by far-reaching delays in preparations for the 2004 Summer Games and said that construction on roads, railways and sports venues must start immediately.
October 4, 2000 |
The next president of the International Olympic Committee should be Belgium's Jacques Rogge, says Michael Knight, the Australian state government minister who headed the operational team that put on the Sydney Games. Knight said today that if the IOC "wants to keep the reform process going," Rogge is the "only sensible person" to succeed Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Spaniard who has been atop the IOC for 20 years and who retires next July.