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Rodney Mark Jones
Monday, 8 December 1997
Washington DC USA

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I'm a computer networking consultant working in the Washington, DC metro area. In my spare time I enjoy learning about other cultures and languages, homebrewing, cooking, swimming, bowling, fishing, reading and listening to music. I work out at the National Capital YMCA and I'm considering joining a local curling club.  I enjoy hard science-fiction but I'm also a fan of Star Trek, Sailor Moon and James Bond. I love to travel and I am very fond of southern Italy and the Caribbean, especially the US Virgin Islands. I'll be visiting Quito, Ecuador in December and hopefully visit Bogota and Amsterdam this spring and Athens again in the fall. I sometimes spend my freetime playing in the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization of hobbists who study and recreate the European Middle Ages and early Rennaisance. These interests keep me pretty busy.

Rodney Mark Jones

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Ecuador NOC Suspension Lifted

The International Olympic Committee Executive Board, at its meeting in Lausanne last week, lifted the suspension it imposed on the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee in September 1997. The indefinite suspension was placed on the EOC due to political in-fighting and other problems that hampered its effectiveness as a National Olympic Committee. The Executive Board voted to recognize Danil Carrera as the NOC president after hearing a report presented by IOC members Mario Vázquez Raña and Agustín Arroyo.

2006 Winter Games

Ostersund failed to revive its bid for the 2006 Winter Games last week when the Swedish sports federations decided not to overrule the Swedish Olympic Committee. The city will bid for the Winter Games of 2010 in two years.

The city of Helsinki, Finland has officially teamed up with Lillehammer, Norway to put together a bid for the 2006 Winter Games.

The Swiss Olympic Committee has selected Sion as its proposed host for the 2006 Winter Games.

The Austrian Olympic Committee surprised many of us watching the candidate selection process when they chose Klagenfurt as their choice to host the 2006 Winter Games. Klagenfurt has put forth a joint bid with towns in Italy and Slovenia.

Nagano Downhill Update

The men's downhill course for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano has been redesigned with a starting gate at 1,765 meters. The IOC Executive Board approved the Nagano Organizing Committee's 1 December 1997 decision to raise the starting gate in a comprise with the International Ski Federation (FIS) over the length of the men's downhill course. Bernard Russi created the new course design after visiting the venue on 30 November 1997.

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