Latest Lausanne Stories

2008-07-30 09:00:33

By Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee agreed Tuesday to allow Iraq to participate in the Beijing Games, reversing itself after Baghdad pledged to ensure the independence of its national Olympics panel.

2008-07-24 15:00:00

Iraq's seven-member team has been barred from the Beijing Summer Games by the International Olympic Committee.

2008-07-07 09:00:56

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Synova, the world pioneer and patent holder of water jet-guided laser technology, today announced a milestone follow-on order for its Laser MicroJet(R) (LMJ) systems from a European-based solar cell manufacturer.

2008-02-19 07:15:00

There's a kid waiting to meet you at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Like any kid, it will amuse you, it will ask you lots of questions, and it might even bother you a little bit. But unlike most kids, it doesn’t walk or talk, and it pays perfect attention. Meet Wizkid: part computer, part robot, a Swiss kid who's changing our concept of how people interact with machines.

2006-08-31 05:25:55

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - It took Don Porter nearly three decades to win Olympic status for women's softball and the septuagenarian is in no mood to step aside before restoring his sport to the zenith of international competition.

2006-07-11 14:58:12

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - China's Liu Xiang smashed the 110 meters hurdles world record with a time of 12.88 seconds at a super grand prix meeting on Tuesday. Olympic champion Liu jointly held the previous world best of 12.91 seconds with Britain's Colin Jackson.

2006-06-22 09:20:03

By Stephanie Nebehay LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia's Sochi, Salzburg in Austria and Pyeongchang in South Korea were named on Thursday on a shortlist to host the 2014 Winter Olympics.

2006-04-06 01:32:13

By Karolos Grohmann SEOUL (Reuters) - The global broadcasting rights deal for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2012 London Summer Games is expected to be about 30 percent higher than the previous Turin/Beijing rights package, the IOC said on Thursday.

2006-04-04 23:51:45

By Karolos Grohmann SEOUL (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has pledged more funds for National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to coincide with an expected rise in sponsor and broadcasting revenues.

2006-04-04 06:04:02

By Karolos Grohmann SEOUL (Reuters) - National Olympic Committees (NOCs) on Tuesday pressed the International Olympic Committee for more money, saying its lead sponsorship program needed to be reviewed.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.