Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Iraq to Battle US in Titan Games June 19-20

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will host a teleconference to announce the names of three Iraqi athletes that have been added to the program of the 2004 Titan Games, June 18-20, in Atlanta, Ga. on Tuesday, May 25, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Participating on the call will be one Iraqi athlete and a coach as well as Greg Harney, the USOC’s Managing Director of International Affairs.

The participation of three Iraqi athletes for the 2004 Titan Games is the result of an on-going effort between the USOC, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the IOC's Solidarity Department. In April, the USOC announced this partnership had provided training opportunities for two Iraqi wrestlers at its training center in Colorado Springs.

The Titan Games

A property of the U.S. Olympic Committee in partnership with the affiliated National Governing Bodies and hosted by the Atlanta Sports Council, The Titan Games, Built by Home Depot, is a multi-sport competition featuring the Olympic sports of boxing, fencing, judo, shot put, taekwondo and wrestling. The edgy, fast-paced mini-sports festival debuted in 2003 and will be the final competition for more than 180 U.S. and international athletes on their Road to Athens. The Titan Games -- It’s not all the Olympic Sports, Just the Most Painful Ones!

For additional information, please contact the USOC Media & Public Relations Division, (719) 866-4529.

Matt Garvey

Director of Communications

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