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SBD Global/July 17, 2012/Olympics

Libyan Olympic Committee Chief Abducted By Gunmen

Gunmen abducted the president of the Libyan Olympic Committee in the nation's capital, "grabbing him from his car and bundling him into a waiting vehicle," according to Esam Mohamed of the AP. Committee Chief Ahmed Nabil al-Taher al-Alam was "kidnapped on Sunday near the organization's offices in central Tripoli," according to his brother, Salah al-Alam. Al-Alam added that there "has been no contact with him or the captors since." IOC President Jacques Rogge expressed "grave concern" about the kidnapping, and said his office have "offered any possible help if we can do something." He said, "Hopefully this will evolve in a good way" (AP, 7/16).
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