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  • Petition to IOC for Moment of Silence For Israel Victims During London Olympic Closing Ceremonies

    08/04/2012 2:31:48 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies ^ | August 4, 2012 | Miranda Flint
    New Yorker - Israeli Starts Petition to Encourage IOC to Observe Moment of Silence During Olympic Closing CeremoniesBy Miranda Flint When the International Olympics Community (IOC) refused to honor the victims of the 1972 Munich massacre with a moment of silence, during the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, many protested against the decision. In Greater New York, JCC Rockland began a petition, hoping to gain enough signatures to convince the IOC to reconsider its decision. Joel Leyden, President of Leyden Digital PR, noticed the petition, but, he told Jewocity, “At first I didn’t think much of it.” There was...
  • [China]IOC president: "Historic" Beijing Games to advance Olympic goals

    08/05/2008 7:07:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 15+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 08/04/08
    IOC president: "Historic" Beijing Games to advance Olympic goals 2008-08-04 23:01:55 BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing Games will be a "historic" one and will significantly advance the Olympic goals of universality and fair play, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge said here on Monday. "We are now just days away from what I believe will be a historic Olympic Games," Rogge said at the opening ceremony of the 120th IOC session, held in the National Center for the Performing Arts in central Beijing. The Beijing Games are already a "landmark event for the Olympic Movement," he...
  • IOC President Welcomes Kim Resignation

    05/24/2005 11:25:01 AM PDT · by JZelle · 168+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-24-05 | STEPHEN WILSON
    LONDON (AP) -- IOC president Jacques Rogge welcomed the resignation of the committee's jailed vice president and suggested a suspended Bulgarian member should do the same thing. Rogge made his first public comments Tuesday on the resignation of Kim Un-yong, who is serving a two-year prison term in South Korea on corruption charges. Kim, whose resignation was accepted Friday, stepped down rather than face an expulsion vote at the International Olympic Committee session in Singapore in July. "It's always nice not to have to vote on the exclusion of a colleague," Rogge said. "I still believe that the session would...
  • Athens Handed Severe IOC Reprimand Over Games

    02/21/2003 2:40:53 PM PST · by GeneD · 16 replies · 210+ views
    Filed at 5:08 p.m. ET LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Olympic chiefs handed Athens a blunt reprimand about their organization of the 2004 Games on Friday, just 18 months away from the opening ceremony. ``It is a serious situation,'' International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said. ``It is getting really urgent. ``Six weeks ago I was in Athens and delivered a positive message. I regret to say that since then there has been a slippage in deadlines. ``There is (now) a sense of urgency which needs to be found. ``We expressed our concerns and have sent a message to the prime...
  • More Hurdles for NYC 2012 Games Bid

    11/03/2002 1:34:25 PM PST · by GeneD · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Filed at 3:45 p.m. ET Being selected the U.S. candidate for the 2012 Summer Olympics was the easy part for New York. Now comes the true challenge -- winning the international race. Backers of New York's bid were ecstatic after beating out San Francisco in a vote of the U.S. Olympic Committee on Saturday to become the nation's official entry for 2012. It marked the end of a five-year domestic selection process that began with eight candidate cities. But that was just a warmup for the high-stakes global contest which could feature a dozen contenders. ``We're going to win,'' New...
  • Taekwondo official alleges Olympic fix

    08/05/2002 5:22:29 PM PDT · by GeneD · 4 replies · 208+ views
    USA Today ^ | 8/5/02 | Vicki Michaelis
    <p>Another Olympic results-fixing scandal could be brewing, with U.S. Olympic officials urging an investigation into allegations that the taekwondo judging at the 2000 Sydney Olympics was manipulated.</p> <p>Chong Woo Lee, a WTF vice president at the time of the 2000 Olympics, said one method he used was to set up the Korean athletes' strongest rivals to "be defeated in a preliminary match by judges'/referees' decision."</p>