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10 Years Since Atlanta Olympics Ceremony...

July 19, 2006

Spain's water polo team celebrates their 1996 victory. Third from right is future IOC member Manuel Estiarte. (ATR) (ATR) While 10th anniversary tributes have already started...

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2014 Olympics Bids Update

July 19, 2006

More rain is expected in the Korean peninsula this week.  PyeongChang FloodsPresident Moo Hyun Roh says the government will make every effort to help t...

Press Release: IOC Doping Rules Upheld in EU

July 18, 2006

 (ATR) IOC rules on doping do not violate European Union fair trade law. The EU Court of Justice has ruled in an appeal that stems from a case that be...

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 ...

Rio 2007 Mascot: The Sun

July 18, 2006

The mascot for the Rio 2007 Games needs a name. Entries are being accepted through August 4 . (Co-Rio) (ATR) The sun - always a strong presence in Brazil - is the mascot for t...

Press Release: London 2012 General Counsel

July 17, 2006

 (ATR) Here is the press release issued by London 2012 for the appointment of its new General Counsel.LONDON 2012 APPOINTS GENERAL COUNSELThe London 2...

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...

Centennial Olympic Games Museum Open

July 17, 2006

The Centennial Olympic Games Museum is now open to the public. (ATR) (ATR) The largest exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the Olympics opened this weekend in Atlanta, coincidin...

Press Release: Montreal 30th Anniversary

July 17, 2006

 (ATR) Here is the press release issued by the Canadian Olympic Committee announcing plans for the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Games.Montreal Cel...

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 ...

Modest Celebration for '96 Olympics Anniversary

July 16, 2006

Billy Payne (l) with Anheuser Busch Olympics marketing chief Tony Ponturo at a party this weekend. (ATR) (ATR) Commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the Atlanta Olympics ...