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SBD Global/September 17, 2013/Olympics

Olympic Notes: Russian International Olympic University Opens In Sochi

The Russian Int'l Olympic University, or RIOU, "opened with great fanfare on Monday in Sochi, the host city for next year's Winter Games." It is "the first university established in conjunction" with the IOC and "aims to provide former athletes with education to help them build a career after their competitive days are over" (MOSCOW TIMES, 9/16). ... South Korea on Monday "celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first Olympic Games held on its soil." The country's leading sports officials and former Olympic medalists "were on hand to mark the quarter-century anniversary of the 1988 Seoul Olympics." The ceremony "was held at the Seoul Olympic Museum in the nation's capital" (YONHAP, 9/16). ... A "memorandum of understanding that focuses on free blood tests for Cambodian athletes as well as their health was signed" by National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Secretary-Deneral Vath Chamroeun and NOCC Sport Medicine & Science Centre President Lee Han during a ceremony on Saturday morning (PHNOM PENH POST, 9/16).
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