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Olympics Meetings Begin in Korea

March 31, 2006

COEX, the convention and exhibition center hosting the Olympic meetings in Seoul.(ATR) (ATR) The year's biggest gathering of Olympic leaders gets underway this weekend in Seou...

Italy Says 2016 Olympics Bid Coming

March 29, 2006

Italian Olympic Committee president Gianni Petrucci. (ATR) The president of the Italian Olympic Committee says a decision will be made in June or July on whether Rome or Milan...

USOC Close to Timetable on 2016 Bid

March 28, 2006

USOC chair Peter Ueberroth. (ATR) (ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee could take steps toward a bid for the 2016 Olympics next month with decisions on a timetable to evaluate a c...

Iraq Olympics Chief: "We Need Help"

June 01, 2006

Iraqi NOC President Ahmed Al Sammarai. (ATR) (ATR) The president of the National Olympic Committee of Iraq tells Around the Rings his Executive Board will meet Thursday to con...

Hickey to Lead European Olympics Cmtes

May 31, 2006

Patrick Hickey of Ireland. (ATR) (ATR) Patrick Hickey is on course to become the next president of the European Olympic Committees. He is the only candidate who qualified for ...

Iraqi Olympics Hopefuls Being Forced Abroad

May 30, 2006

 (ATR) IOC President Jacques Rogge says Iraqi athletes hoping to reach the Beijing Olympics may be forced to train outside Iraq, given the violence in the past two weeks. Last...

Argentina Examines Olympics Potential

May 28, 2006

IOC President Jacques Rogge with PASO President Mario Vazquez Rana in Buenos Aires. (ATR) (ATR) An Olympics bid from Buenos Aires, possibly for as early as 2016, is now being ...

Pan Am Torch Relay for 42 Nations

May 28, 2006

Members of the Rio 2007 team following their presentation at PASO. (ATR) Rio 2007 Reports to PASOOrganizers of the Rio 2007 Pan American Games say they are now making plans to...

Pan Am Sports Nations in Buenos Aires

May 26, 2006

Readying the PASO assembly hall in Buenos Aires. (ATR) (ATR) Selection of the host for the 2011 Pan American Games will be a key item of business for this weekend's assembly i...

Montenegro Could Join Olympics in Beijing

May 25, 2006

Podgorica is the capital of Montenegro. Population of the new republic is about 650,000. (ATR) The vote in Montenegro to form an independent state could lead to IOC recognitio...

Italian Football Scandal Hits Olympics, Too

May 23, 2006

Ex-Italian soccer chief Franco Carraro. (ATR) The scandal over the fixing of football matches in Italy could lead to trouble for Italy's senior IOC member, while the newly ele...

Merkel, Rogge, Hail New German Olympics Cmte

May 20, 2006

Thomas Bach, Angela Merkel and Jacques Rogge at Paulskirche in Frankfurt. (ATR) With German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IOC President Jacques Rogge on hand to offer best wish...