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IOC: Beijing Air Quality Could Put Athletes at Risk

Article: IOC: Beijing Air Quality Could Put Athletes at Risk

BEIJING, China, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – World record marathoner Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia has announced that he will not participate in the marathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Gebrselassie, who suffers from exercise-related asthma, has expressed fears that the air pollution in the Chinese capital will threaten his health. A new assessment of…

Chicago 2016 Summer Olympics Bid Focuses on Green Games

Article: Chicago 2016 Summer Olympics Bid Focuses on Green Games

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 29, 2008 (ENS) – Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games makes the environment an integral part of its proposal. Mayor Richard Daley said, “Our plan involves the entire city, focuses on athletes and leaves a lasting legacy for our young people through sport, culture, education and the environment.” “We are…