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Local politics too much for Lemley to stay in London (SportsTicker)

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 10:08:11 PST

LONDON (Ticker) - The man charged with building the venues for the 2012 London Olympics says he quit because he feared the construction projects would be delivered late and over-budget.

Tergat, Ramaala return for New York Marathon showdown (Reuters)

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 20:44:17 PST

Kenyan Paul Tergat and Hendrick Ramaala of South Africa are inked into New York City Marathon history after their sprint finish in 2005, yet neither runner wants to repeat that dramatic climax in Sunday's race.

Vietnam offers cash bounty for first Olympic gold (Reuters)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 01:15:29 PST

Vietnam will stump up $5,000 to any athlete who can bring home the country's first Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Oliver Stone to shoot short film for Beijing 2008 (Reuters)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 03:04:55 PST

Oliver Stone, director of "JFK" and other films that have courted controversy for their political content, will shoot a short film to promote Beijing ahead of the 2008 Olympics, organizers said on Thursday.

Swimming-Kitajima aiming for Asian Games treble (Reuters)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 04:22:56 PST

Double Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima will swim the 50, 100 and 200 metres breaststroke at the Asian Games in December, Japanese officials said on Thursday.

IOC president concerned about Iraqi athletes (AP)

Thu, 02 Nov 2006 17:21:57 PST

The president of the International Olympic Committee expressed concern Thursday about the plight of athletes in Iraq, citing threats to their safety and the lack of proper athletic infrastructure in the country. Jacques Rogge, in Cuba to attend the Sport for All Congress, said the IOC plans to "offer Iraqi athletes the possibility of training in other nations" ahead of upcoming competitions.

Report: Track coach Graham indicted by grand jury (SportsTicker)

Fri, 03 Nov 2006 01:36:43 PST

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) - Apparently Trevor Graham didn't tell the truth and now it may cost him.

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