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French Olympics Chief Faces Trial

June 07, 2006

Henri Serandour at the Athens Olympics in 2004. (ATR) French NOC president Henri Serandour will go on trial later this month on charges he helped his wife's company win a cont...

New COO for U.S. Olympic Committee

October 04, 2006

 (ATR) An Olympic gold medalist in canoe kayak is the new chief operating officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Norman Bellingham, who competed in Lo...

Press Release: USOC Partner Workshop

September 26, 2006

 USOC To Host U.S. Olympic Partner Workshop In Preparation for 2008 Olympic and Paralympic GamesCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Olympic Co...

Hungary Olympics Chief Survives Confidence Vote

September 08, 2006

Pal Schmitt remains president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee. (ATR) (ATR) Hungarian Olympic Committee President Pal Schmitt just barely hangs on to his post following a vo...

Panama, Cambodia Olympic Cmtes Under Fire

September 07, 2006

Meliton Sanchez Rivas faces a challenge for the leadership of the Panama Olympic Committee. Panama NOC Offices Seized by DissidentsThe Panamanian Olympic Committee is under si...

"Progress" for Unified Korean Olympics Team

September 05, 2006

Sydney 2000: the two Koreas march together for the first time in an Olympics opening ceremony. (ATR) The IOC says "progress has been made" on a unified team for the Beijing Ol...

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...