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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...

Philippines Aim for 1st Olympic Gold

December 21, 2006

Kathleen Eunice Alora of the Philippines (in red) with her Doha taekwondo bronze. (ATR) Sports leaders in Philippines say they are targeting the Beijing Olympics for the count...

Panama NOC Leadership Still in Doubt

December 17, 2006

Miguel Vanegas, elected president of the Panama Olympic Committee on Dec.15. (ATR) Turmoil over the leadership of the Panama Olympic Committee has apparently not been settled ...

Iraq: Hope for Athletes, Despair for Chaos

December 07, 2006

Iraqi athletes in opening ceremony of the Doha Asian Games. (ATR)  (ATR) Iraq wins its first medals in 20 years at the Asian Games, while hope dwindles over...

OCA Chief Says No to Australia in Asian Games

December 05, 2006

Sheikh Ahmad, president of the Olympic Council of Asia. (ATR) (ATR) The president of the Olympic Council of Asia is rejecting talk of allowing Australia to compete in the Asia...

Press Release: USOC Heisman Humanitarian

December 05, 2006

 Inaugural Heisman Trophy Humanitarian Award Presented to U.S. Olympic Speedskater Joey CheekColorado Springs, Colo. & New York, N.Y. - The Heisma...

Sun Shines on Asian Games

December 03, 2006

Rain-related problems for the badminton venue are over, with normal play Sunday. (ATR) (ATR) After troublesome rain for the open of the Asian Games in Doha, the sun returned o...

More Talks for Unified Olympics Team

December 03, 2006

The two Koreas march under the Unification flag at the Asian Games opening ceremony Dec. 1. (ATR) ATR) Sports leaders from North Korea and South Korea have agreed to continue ...

Two Koreas Talk Olympics Unity

December 01, 2006

Mun Jae Dok,(l) N.Korea NOC president, with S. Korea's Jung Kil Kim. (ATR) Talks for a unified team at the Beijing Olympics will continue in Doha Friday, hours before North Ko...