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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Press Release: IOC Assists Iraq

November 30, 2006

  INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASEThe Olympic Movement teams up to assist Iraqi athletes At a ceremony held in Kuwait City yesterday, In...

Press Release: Canada NOC Preps for Beijing

November 21, 2006

 Olympic Medallists Teach Beijing Olympic Hopefuls Winning StrategiesTORONTO, November 21, 2006 - In an effort to increase Canada's medal total at the...

Paralympians Freed in Baghdad

November 06, 2006

 (ATR) A blind athlete and the secretary general of the Iraq basketball federation have fled to Jordan after their release late last week from kidnappers.T...