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But Parsons was effectively sidelined ...
But Parsons was effectively sidelined from his main role after the Vancouver Winter Olympics with the announcement that an American, Darryl Siebel, the former spokesman for the United States Olympic Committee, was the latest expensive recruit to the BOA's new headquarters offices in Charlotte Street.
was made communications director, effectively leapfrogging Parsons, who was moved into the role of "director of sport liaison".
Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier Online - Sports
USOC spokesman Daryl Seibel said his group is still working with USATF to settle the issue.
"We feel very safe," said USOC ...
"We feel very safe," said USOC spokesperson Darryl Siebel.
Sunday Chinese authorities said they foiled a terrorist plot agains the upcoming games in Beijing.They say they raided a group of Islamic seperatists in January, discovering guns, homemade bombs and other materials made to sabotage the games.Siebel
says it's not exactly surprising.He
says security is always a concern at the olympics and Beijing will be no exception."This is a very high profile event," Siebel
says the ultimate responsibility for security at the games rests with the host country.With the games just five months away and American athletes preparing to travel to Beijing, Siebel
says the USOC
is confident the Chinese authorities are on top of the security concerns.
Journal Gazette/Times-Courier Online
"The action taken today by USA Track & Field represents the type of cooperation and compliance we've been seeking for months," USOC spokesman Daryl Seibel said."This is a significant step and it's a step toward a resolution."
Young has admitted he
was the athlete in question and a portion of the appeals decision has been made public, but USATF officials have stuck by confidentiality rules that have been in place since 1989.
"We are pleased that the leadership of USA Track & Field
has taken this action," Seibel
U.S. Olympic Committee delays decision on 2016 - 2005-09-12
Darryl SiebelU.S. Olympic Committee delays decision on 2016 - 2005-09-12
..."What we're doing is taking a fresh look at the process," says spokesman Darryl Siebel.
"We want to make sure that the cities who would be part of a process have a clear understanding of the pros and cons of bidding for an Olympic games."
The Olympic committee was stung after New York placed fourth in voting for the 2012 games, which were eventually awarded to London.The bid by Washington-Baltimore
in 2012 did not even make it to the finals of the U.S. voting. Siebel
says previous shortfallings played no role in the cautious approach this time.
The committee has expressed some trepidation over new international Olympic bid rules.