Star-Studded Line Up Unveiled for Doha 2017 IAAF Diamond League as Online Ticket Sales Launched

Mutaz Barshim, Elaine Thompson, Dafne Schippers, LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James amongst stars who will kick off the IAAF Diamond League campaigns in Doha. 

Ice Hockey Chief Calls for Federations to Unite to Protect Integrity of Sport

(ATR) IOC member from Switzerland Rene Fasel tells Around the Rings he is more concerned than ever about protecting the integrity of sport amid frequent media headlines about doping, match-fixing and illegal betting.

BOA Refuses to Budge on Lifetime Ban for Drugs Cheats

The British Olympic Association tells Around the Rings it will not drop its lifetime ban for drug cheats...

On the Scene -- IOC, USOC Corral Athletes Into Colorado Springs

(ATR) In between line dance lessons and a real live rodeo, members of the IOC Athletes' Commission tell Around the Rings the overturned “Osaka Rule” is a hot topic yet to be introduced at the Fifth International Athletes' Forum. Matthew Grayson reports from Colorado Springs.

IOC Eyes Return to Osaka Rule; Glasgow 2014 "On Course" Says Watchdog

(ATR) Juridical Commission chair says IOC will push for controversial doping rule's return in 2013 ... Plenty of praise for next Commonwealth Games hosts ... Criticism of Coca-Cola's 2012 plans ... 

U.S. Olympic Committee Statement Regarding Rule 45 Arbitration

IOC "Disappointed" at CAS Ruling on LaShawn Merritt; USOC Reacts

(ATR) The IOC is "surprised" and "disappointed" after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed its doping eligibility rule. It clears the way for U.S. 400m star LaShawn Merritt and dozens of other former doping cheats to compete at London 2012.

CAS Ruling Ahead Over USOC-IOC Row; Pan Am Broadcaster

(ATR) Court of Arbitration for Sport to rule next week on Olympic eligibility of athletes receiving doping bans of more than six months ... ESPN Deportes to broadcast from Guadalajara ... Games-time director for Glasgow 2014 ...

IOC, IAAF Review Eligibilty of Two Runners

(ATR) The eligibility of two controversial 400-meter runners who will compete in the World Championships are discussed during a joint meeting of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board and the IAAF Council in Daegu.

USOC, IOC Head to CAS; Qatar and Sustainability; New Zealand 2012, Tibbs for Manchester

(ATR) USOC hopes court can settle dispute over doping rule ... Qatar highlighting sustainability ... Kiwi athletes starting on the road to London...Jon Tibbs on the road to Manchester...

Olympic Newsdesk -- AOC Supports Flood Relief; London Water Polo Venue

(ATR) Australian Olympic Committee pledges support for flood relief ... London water polo venue shaping up ... Opposition to IOC anti-doping rules.

USOC Wants IOC Intervention in Doping Case; Swimmers Banned for London 2012

(ATR) Uncertainty is unfair, USOC chief says of Merritt arbitration ... Two-year ban for Russian, Polish athletes ... Dutch Olympic Committee chooses London 2012 “Heineken House” ...

New Wrinkle In World Cup Bidding Scandal; Trouble for Vancouver Mitten-Makers

(ATR) FIFA threatens to boot bidding nations out of race ... Doping ban sidelines 400m champ for London 2012 ... Board flees Canadian Olympic Foundation ... 2014 Hockey World Cup ... 

Olympic Briefs -- IAAF Reaches Broadcast Deal; 6 Countries Earn Luge Medals

(ATR) Federation's agreement will bring world championship coverage to Latin America on free networks...Diverse field claims hardware at FIL championships