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.
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.
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.
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.
Greece's conservatives on Monday faced the tough task of tackling reforms needed to catch up with euro zone countries after winning a second mandate with only a narrow majority in Sunday's election. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis, praised by Brussels for his economic record, vowed to push on with reforms.