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2006-02-24 12:53:46

By Sophie Hardach SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - All 10 Austrian athletes tested during a drugs swoop last Saturday by International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials at the Winter Games have proved negative, Leo Wallner, president of the Austrian Olympic Committee, told Reuters on Friday.

2006-02-09 09:44:02

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Baseball and softball's bids to get on the program of the London 2012 Olympics failed on Thursday. International Olympic Committee members voted against even holding a ballot to decide their re-admission to the Olympic program.

2006-02-08 15:10:04

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is to investigate whether South Korean member Park Yong-sung has violated its ethics code following his conviction for embezzlement in Seoul on Wednesday.

2006-02-08 12:36:44

TURIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is to investigate whether South Korean member Park Yong-sung has violated its ethics code following his conviction for embezzlement in Seoul on Wednesday.

2006-02-06 14:08:05

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Softball could be in line for an 11th-hour reprieve and restored to the Olympic program after being axed from the London 2012 Games last year.

2006-02-05 11:37:32

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Softball and baseball's hopes of returning as Olympic sports at the 2012 Games suffered a blow on Sunday when it was revealed the topic was not even on the agenda for discussion by IOC members.

2005-12-26 04:05:00

Beijing's Olympic marketing campaign is going so well that the 2008 Games could generate millions of dollars in profits, state media said on Monday.

2005-11-23 13:25:07

Researchers at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) have developed a new machine that can reveal how electrons behave inside a single nano-object. The results from initial tests on pyramidal gallium-arsenide quantum dots are presented in an article in the November 24 issue of Nature.

2005-10-27 09:19:10

By Ossian Shine LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) drew a line under the Jerome Young doping saga on Thursday and demanded he return his gold medal.

2005-10-27 08:52:42

By Ossian Shine LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A bid to introduce women's boxing at the 2008 Beijing Games was rejected by the International Olympic Committee on Thursday. But the IOC continued its drive to increase the number of women competitors by raising participation in other sports.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.