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Karolos Grohmann

Karolos Grohmann

    Tennis betting probe finds no institutional corruption

    A probe has found no systematic or institutional corruption within tennis but new measures were needed to boost the sport's anti-corruption drive, stakeholders said on Monday. The "Environmental Review of integrity in Professional Tennis" was launched in January following months of speculation regarding the extent of gambling in the sport.

    IOC eyes healthy profits from Beijing Games

    From its dangerously empty coffers in the late 1970s to the multibillion-dollar revenues from the Beijing 2008 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has managed a remarkable commercial transformation of its prime product, the Olympic Games.

    Olympics torch lit amid protest

    Pro-Tibet demonstrators tried to hijack the Beijing Olympic torch-lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia on Monday. In a globally televised ceremony to mark the start of a five-month torch relay, the actress Maria Nafpliotou, playing the high priestess, used a break in the clouds to light the torch in front of the Temple of Hera.

    Nationwide strike over pensions cripples Greece

    A 24-hour nationwide strike against the Greek government's economic and pension reforms crippled transport on Wednesday and shut down public services. Thousands of people also gathered in Athens to protest against reforms the ruling conservatives say will make Greece's economy more competitive and rescue the ailing pension system.