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  • Monday Memo -- Olympic Truce Vote; Pan Ams; FIFA Reform


    10/16/11

    UN headquarters in New York City. (Getty Images)
    Olympic Truce Vote Ahead

    LOCOG chair Sebastian Coe will present Monday to the United Nations General Assembly a proposal to suspend all wars during London 2012.

    Around the Rings will be on the scene in New York City for the 10 a.m. vote on the aptly titled Olympic Truce.

    Tuesday Talk with PASO President

    This week’s Tuesday Talk is with Mario Vazquez Rana, longtime president of both the Pan American Sports Organization and the Association of National Olympic Committees.

    ATR spoke with Rana during last week’s PASO Assembly about his relationship with IOC president Jacques Rogge, his expectations for Guadalajara 2011 as well as his future with PASO, ANOC and the IOC.

    Guadalajara Pan Ams

    The largest delegation of athletes to leave U.S. soil is in Guadalajara for the Pan Ams. (Getty Images)
    The bulk of sports begin this week at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

    Archery, racquetball, sailing, softball and tennis start Monday with football and synchronized swimming to follow Tuesday as well as baseball and field hockey on Wednesday.

    Basketball, basque pelota, boxing and water skiing will also kick off with athletics, bowling, canoeing, diving, fencing, judo, karate, roller skating, rugby sevens, triathlon and weightlifting reserved for the second week of the Games.

    More than 6,000 athletes are scheduled to compete across 361 events across 36 sports through the end of the month.

    First Board Meeting for PyeongChang

    Organizers of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics will hold their first board of directors meeting Wednesday.

    The gathering will be one of the first opportunities for former Gangwon Province governor Jin Sun Kim to exercise his leadership over the Games.

    Kim was appointed earlier this month by the Korean government to lead the 2018 organizing committee.

    London 2012 Grilling

    Olympic authorities will go before the London Assembly on Wednesday for a comprehensive questioning on 2012 preparations.

    Scheduled to appear are chairman Sebastian Coe and CEO Paul Deighton from LOCOG as well as chairman John Armitt and CEO Dennis Hone from the Olympic Delivery Authority, among others.

    For an advance agenda as well as a live webcast of the hearings, visit the London Assembly’s website.

    FIFA Reform

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter. (Getty Images)
    This week’s FIFA Ex-Co meeting will be under the global spotlight as president Sepp Blatter unveils his much-anticipated "radical" reforms after the fall-out from bribery allegations involving former vice-presidents Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner.

    Follow ATR sister site World Football INSIDER for complete coverage of Thursday and Friday’s proceedings.

    Written by Matthew Grayson.

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