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Hungary Olympic Cmte Seeks Schmitt Vote

August 24, 2006

HOC President Pal Schmitt. (ATR) (ATR) The Hungarian Olympic Committee is poised to take a vote of confidence on long-time president and IOC member Pal Schmitt on September 9t...

Schmitt Facing Pressures to Resign Hungarian NOC

August 18, 2006

Pal Schmitt, Hungarian NOC President and IOC member. (ATR) (ATR) Long-time Hungarian NOC president and IOC member Pal Schmitt is under pressure to resign his NOC post in Decem...

Iraq Olympics Leaders Gone One Month

August 16, 2006

Iraq NOC President Ahmad Al Samarrai . (ATR)  (ATR) One month following the abduction of the president and secretary general of the National Olympic Committ...

Press Release: 2008 U.S. Olympic Sponsors

August 11, 2006

 Here is a press release issued by the U.S. Olympic Committee announcing its list of sponsors for 2008.This is a new service for Around the Rings...

Israel-Lebanon War Claims Sporting Casualties

August 04, 2006

 (ATR) Lebanon has been forced to withdraw from qualifiers for the 2007 Asian Cup tournament after several of its national team members lost contact with their families and fo...

Olympics Cmte Coming for Montenegro

August 01, 2006

 (ATR) Newly-independent Montenegro is on track to become the latest member of the Olympics family within a year, the president of the still-forming National Olympic Committee...

Norway Aims for 2018 Winter Olympics

August 01, 2006

Norwegian NOC President NOC president Kai Arne Johannessen. (ATR) (ATR) Norway "will do its best to seek the 2018 Winter Olympics" the president of the Norwegian Olympic Commi...

New Leaders for European Olympic Cmtes

July 29, 2006

Patrick Hickey, left, with Mario Pescante in Rome. (ATR) (ATR) New leaders are in place for the European Olympic Committees, elected in Rome Saturday at an extraordinary gener...

Press Release: Candidates Invited to Apply

July 29, 2006

 (ATR) Here is the press release issued by the United States Olympic Committee seeking independent candidates for the board of directors. Qualified Ca...

Olympics Leaders Pledge Iraq Aid

July 28, 2006

Olympic Solidarity leader Mario Vazquez Rana, Pescante, EOC sec. gen. Patrick Hickey and his counterpart from the Olympic Council of Asia, Randhir Singh. (AT...

Update Canada: New Sports Minister; Bedard Home

January 05, 2007

Helena Guergis, new Canadian sport minister. Helena Guergis named Secretary of State for SportA cabinet shakeup in Canada means a new leader for sport who will oversee the gov...

Cycling Coach is Latest Baghdad Sport Killing

December 22, 2006

 (ATR) The cycling coach for the Iraq national cycling team is the latest sports leader to fall victim to the violence of Baghdad.After being kidnapped las...