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U.S. President Hails Olympics "Dudes, Dudesses"

May 17, 2006

President Bush with speed skater Chris Witty. (ATR) (ATR) U.S. President George Bush hosted members of the U.S. teams from the Turin Olympic and Paralympic Games at a White Ho...

Oceania Olympic Cmtes Celebrate 25th

May 14, 2006

ONOC President Kevan Gosper. (ATR) (ATR) The just-ended General Assembly for the Oceania National Olympic Committees in Fiji "was a celebration of a lot of goodwill, coming on...

Chicago Moves Ahead With Olympics Plans

May 10, 2006

 (ATR) An Olympics bid exploratory committee is being formed in Chicago. The announcement from Mayor Richard Daley came during a City Hall meeting Wednesday with USOC chair Pe...

Pescante Leaves European Olympics Post

May 09, 2006

Mario Pescante plans to step aside as EOC President. (ATR) (ATR) A leadership change is coming for the European Olympic Committees: Mario Pescante of Italy will step down as p...

Three U.S. Cities Make Olympics Cut

July 26, 2006

 (ATR) Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco have made the first cut in a possible bid for the 2016 Olympics from the U.S. The three cities were announced Wednesday by the U....

13 Iraq Olympic Hostages Freed

July 26, 2006

President Ahmed Al Samarrai and Secretary General Ammar Jabbar still captives. (ATR) (ATR) Five hostages from the Iraq National Olympic Committee remain captives following the...

Iraq Olympic Hostage Update

July 21, 2006

Iraq NOC President Ahmad Al Samarrai and Secretary General Ammar Jabbar at Olympics meetings in Seoul earlier this year. (ATR)  Waiting Game for Iraq Olympi...

Korea Olympic Unification Break Off

July 20, 2006

 (ATR) Talks this week between South and North Korea over a unified team for the 2008 Olympics are apparently off. North Korea has not followed up on arrangements with the Sou...

Iraq Olympics Aid Pact is Signed

July 18, 2006

Iraq NOC President Ahmad Al-Sammarai and secretary general Ammar Jabbar. (ATR)  Olympic Hostages Barter for Prisoner?The hostages from the National Olympic ...

Iraq Olympic Hostages Update

July 17, 2006

Tiras Odisho is the director general of Iraq NOC. (ATR)  (ATR) The director general of the National Olympic Committee of Iraq tells Around the Rings efforts...

Six Olympics Hostages Freed in Iraq

July 16, 2006

NOCI President Al-Sammarai is still in the hands of kidnappers. (ATR) (ATR) Reports from Baghdad say six hostages are free from the nearly 30 seized Saturday at a meeting of ...

Violence Strikes Iraq Olympics Committee

July 15, 2006

Kidnapped: NOCI President Ahmad Al-Sammarai and Ammar Jabbar al-Saadi, secretary general.(ATR) (ATR) Sources in Iraq tell Around the Rings there is no word on the fate of the...