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Monday Memo: New Aussie IOC Member, More...

January 17, 2005

Who will get Susie O'Neill's IOC seat? (ATR) Welcome back to the return of the Monday Memo, a glance at the week ahead from the Around the Rings, plus any late-breaking news f...

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Athens 2004 Chief: Ceremony Not Indecent

January 17, 2005

Gianna Angelopoulos says Greece could be drawn into an "American culture war" over indecency complaints about the opening ceremony. (ATR) ATR) Athens 2004 President Gianna Ang...

Turin Olympics Test Successful

January 17, 2005

 (ATR) The first test event in the city of Turin for the 2006 Olympics was a success, organizers tell Around the Rings. â??Everything went well,â? is the assessment of a TORO...

Blair to Business: Olympics Worth Fight

January 16, 2005

Tony Blair has been a key booster of the London Olympic bid. (ATR) (ATR) British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the Olympics are â??a prize worth fighting forâ?. The call to ...

Rogge To Check Vancouver Olympics Preps

January 15, 2005

IOC President Jacques Rogge (r) and then Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien minutes after Vancouver's election in 2003 as the 2010 Winter Games host. Rogge is hoping to mee...

Jailed Olympics VP Loses Final Appeal

January 14, 2005

Un Yong Kim joined the IOC in 1986 and was elected vice president in 2003, shortly before he was charged in Korea with bribery and embezzlement. (ATR) (ATR) South Koreaâ??s Su...

Olympics Chief Honored, Hospitalized

January 14, 2005

Gianna Angelopoulos, 49, during the Olympics last August. (ATR) (ATR) Days after receiving high honors from the Greek Republic, Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulos has b...

WWUG: Boost for Innsbruck Olympics Bid?

January 14, 2005

 (ATR) Supporters of an Innsbruck bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics tell Around the Rings they hope the Winter World University Games now underway might make a difference in ne...

Susie Oâ??Neill Resigns Olympics Seat

January 13, 2005

Susie O'Neill was elected to the IOC in 2000. (ATR Photo) (ATR) Olympian Susie Oâ??Neill has resigned her seat on the International Olympic Committee to spend more time with h...

Violence Shadows Kyrgyz Olympics Cmte

January 13, 2005

 (ATR) The assassination of the president of the Kyrgyzstan National Olympic Committee and one of the candidates seeking to be his successor could lead to the loss of IOC reco...

Kenyan Minister Says Olympics Bid Coming

January 13, 2005

Kip Keino is president of the Kenya NOC. (ATR Photo) (ATR) Two days after IOC President Jacques Rogge opened a visit to Kenya with the comment that Africa should hold the Olym...