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Stressing diversity and a lasting legacy, New York bid officials were pleased with Monday's launch of a US$3mil charm offensive they hope will bring the 2012 Olympics to the 'Big Apple'.
Madrid's mayor accused ETA, armed Basque separatist group, yesterday of trying to derail his city's bid for the 2012 Olympics, a day after the Basque separatist group detonated a car bomb near Madrid's main convention centre.
The mayor of Montreal emerged from talks at swimming's ruling body FINA here on Monday hopeful that his city could after all stage the world championships taken away from them due to financial concerns.
Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay is refusing to accept the International Swimming Federation#8217;s (FINA) decision to drop the city as world championship hosts and will fight to get the event back.
He is a man widely associated with sports, having served in badminton, football and cycling federations. Tan Sri Elyas Omar, who was Kuala Lumpur mayor for 12 years, seems to have all the credentials needed for the ideal Sports Commissioner. The former BAM president talks to S. RAMAGURU about the tasks ahead.
China#8217;s booming southern metropolis of Guangzhou is planning to spend some 200bil yuan (RM91.2bil) on infrastructure in the run-up to the 2010 Asian Games, state press said Wednesday.