|Rodney Mark Jones|
Monday, 8 December 1997
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
and James Bond.
I love to travel and I am very fond of
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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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