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  • IOC rejects worldwide calls for opening ceremony memorial to murdered Israelis

    IOC rejects worldwide calls for opening ceremony memorial to murdered Israelis
    LONDON – As worldwide pressure grows for a memorial to the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre during Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee continues to be resolutely opposed.
  • A mixed bottom line on Rogge's IOC presidency

    A mixed bottom line on Rogge's IOC presidency
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - You can define Jacques Rogge’s 12 years as International Olympic Committee president simply by the numbers, which befits a man whose public personality is as serious and dispassionate as a balance sheet. Bottom line:...

    Poll: Should news outlets show video and photo of luger killed in sled crash during Olympic practice run?

     
    A luger from the former Soviet republic of Georgia was killed after a horrific crash on the year-old sledding track Friday, Olympic officials confirmed. On a morning training run, Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control of his sled at nearly 80 mph...

    Gold style at the Olympics opening ceremonies in Vancouver

     
    Before we hunker down to spend the next couple of weeks watching world-class athletic competitions at the Vancouver Olympics, let's take note of how good most competitors looked at the opening ceremonies Friday. Why? Well, as my spouse is fond...

    As Vancouver Olympics begin, NBC airs footage of fatal luge crash

     
    With less than an hour to go until the start of opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, NBC telecast a few seconds of video that got the games off to a somber start: The horrifying crash that killed Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili earlier...