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New Director General Takes Over at IOC...

November 07, 2003

(ATR) - There's a new man in the Director General's office at International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne. Urs Lacotte, selected months ago for the job, took over...

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Witness says Welch Handed Over His Watch

November 06, 2003

NOVEMBER 6, 2003 (ATR) - Rod Hamson, former finance chief of Salt Lake City's bid for the Games told a federal court that International Olympic Committee members received paym...

Ex-SLC Financial Officer Details Payment

November 05, 2003

NOVEMBER 5, 2003 (ATR) - The former finance officer for the Salt Lake City Olympic testified that he processed checks and wire transfers to International Olympic Committee mem...

Old Stories Re-Told By SLC Trial Witness

November 04, 2003

NOVEMBER 4, 2003 (ATR) - Tom Welch's former secretary said she was pressured to hand over a letter in 1998 that broke open the scandal over Salt Lake City's bid for the 2002 O...

Rogge at UN: Olympic Resolution Adopted

November 03, 2003

(ATR) - A resolution calling for an Olympic Truce during the Athens Games next August has passed unanimously in the General Assembly of the United Nations.In remarks to the Ge...

First Testimony in SLC Bribery Trial

November 03, 2003

NOVEMBER 3, 2003 (ATR) - The former secretary for Salt Lake City bid leader Tom Welch is the first witness in the bribery trial of Welch and fellow bid leader Dave Johnson. Un...

Afro-Asian Games Close

November 02, 2003

(ATR) - Sports leaders and government officials in India say the successful staging of the first Afro-Asian Games shows that the country is ready to host even bigger events, s...

Athens Tickets Open to Public Again

November 01, 2003

(ATR) - Ticket sales for the Athens Olympics to the general public have resumed for residents of the European Union. Until today, only ticket buyers from the first round of sa...

Shotput Move to Olympia Underway

October 31, 2003

(ATR) - Greece's Minister of Culture confirms that organizers of the 2004 Games are seeking to move the shotput event from Athens to Ancient Olympia.Evangelos Venizelos, who o...

A "Sophisticated Campaign Of Bribery"

October 31, 2003

OCTOBER 31, 2003 (ATR) - Prosecutors have launched their trial of Tom Welch and Dave Johnson, claiming the two former bid leaders "chose to wage a sophisticated campaign of br...

Jury Picked For Salt Lake City Trial

October 30, 2003

(ATR) - A jury has been selected for the federal trial of former Salt Lake City bid leaders Tom Welch and Dave Johnson. After three days of selection a panel of eight men and ...