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Viollet-le-Duc dominates 19th-century theories of architectural restoration.

Letter: Hitler's victory

Sir: The letter from David Glew (20 August) adds very helpful points to those made in Richard Bazillion's lecture (Podium, 17 August) but it is still necessary to indicate why those around President von Hindenburg conceded power to Hitler in 1933.

Olympic Games: IOC aiming to ride out anger

THE INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee has no plans to move from Switzerland, where it has been based since 1915, in spite of local anger over defeat in the 2006 Winter Games selection, its president said yesterday.

Athletics: Jones quickly into her stride

MARION JONES took the first of seven steps which she hopes will lead to a $1m jackpot last night as she won the 200 metres at the Oslo Grand Prix, the first of this season's IAAF Golden League meetings.

Games: Bridge

"Bridge is a sport and, as such, your place is here like all other sports." The words of Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC, spoken in Lausanne at the inauguration of the IOC Bridge Grand Prix last year. With Duplicate Bridge due to be played at the 2002 Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport, and hopefully as an official discipline in 2006, it now becomes necessary for the British government to recognise it as such, as is the case in many other countries. Changes will be required to the 1937 Physical Training and Recreation Act, and the National Lottery Act 1993, so that sports of the mind fall within the meaning of these acts. After all, the brain is part of the body!

Olympic Games: Coles steals the IOC spotlight

THE EMBATTLED International Olympic Committee member Phil Coles arrived in Lausanne yesterday before a meeting with the IOC, claiming he is the victim of a witch-hunt.

Drugs In Sport: De Bruin waits for court verdict

THE OLYMPIC swimming champion, Michelle De Bruin, must wait to learn the result of her appeal against a four-year ban for tampering with a urine sample after the Court of Arbitration for Sport finished hearing the Irish swimmer's appeal in Lausanne yesterday.

Comment: Shifting people is no answer

Some 2.5 million Balkan people were uprooted in the period 1912- 23 by war and population exchange

Olympic Games: Sydney removes Coles from relay duties

PHIL COLES, the International Olympic Committee member, was yesterday stripped of his duties organising the 100-day Olympic Torch relay, which will set the 2000 Games in motion, by the Sydney organising committee.

Hopes soar as balloon nears journey's end

TWO PILOTS attempting to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon were last night on course to break the record for the longest balloon flight.

DRUGS IN SPORT: IOC considers selective bans

THE OFFICIAL in charge of the International Olympic Committee's drugs programme proposed selective bans yesterday to keep doping offenders out of certain - but not all - major events.

Sport: No place like a permanent Olympic home

It is a great comfort to anyone keen to heap derision upon the wretches who have turned free-loading into an Olympic event to know that we can pile the insults high and be safe in the warmth of full justification and, for those of us who have long hinted that dirty work was afoot, sweet vindication as well. Some members of the International Olympic Committee are so deeply in disgrace that no brickbat is too wounding and no substance too noxious to hurl in their direction.

Japan `paid huge bribes' for Games

LIBYA'S DELEGATE to the International Olympic Committee resigned yesterday in the growing Salt Lake City bribery scandal.

Drugs In Sport: Samaranch claims battle can be won

THE PRESIDENT of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, is confident that the forthcoming anti-doping conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, will make giant strides in sport's battle against drugs.

Obituary: Jean-Pascal Delamuraz

JEAN-PASCAL Delamuraz was elected Swiss President in 1989 and again in 1996. He replaced his fellow FDP (Liberal) colleague Kaspar Villiger in this rotating and largely ceremonial office.

Athletics: Campbell determined to tackle world stage

DARREN CAMPBELL'S performance in the chill surroundings of Lausanne's Stade de la Pontaise on Tuesday night has convinced him to take up his place in Britain's World Cup team next month.
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