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  1. Much is riding on President Obama's new push for youth sports and...

    Tom Farrey

    What's in play with Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics? It might be health care reform.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2009
  2. 'I came all the way here, so I have to run'

    Tom Farrey

    Every time Lopepe Lomong runs, he remembers where he came from -- being led out of a church by soldiers with AK-47s as a child in war-torn Sudan. And he won't forget that as he tries to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic track team.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2008
  3. Former athlete concerned about Uday connection

    Tom Farrey

    A former Iraqi athlete paid to advise U.S. officials was fired after expressing concerns about the official chosen to head the sports ministry.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2003
  4. Will Uday's legacy live on?

    Tom Farrey

    Uday Hussein's reign of terror is over, but an exiled former Iraqi athlete fears the legacy of Saddam's son may live on.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2003
  5. Iraqi Olympic Committee to be dismantled

    Tom Farrey

    Amid the cries of too little, too late, the chief of the International Olympic Committee has acknowledged that Iraqi athletes were tortured.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2003
  6. Slow justice is no justice

    Tom Farrey

    Soon, the IOC will tell the world what the world already knows about Uday Hussein. It's about time.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2003
  7. Bombing evokes mixed emotions from former athletes

    Tom Farrey

    The Iraqi National Olympic Committee headquarters was bombed and largely destroyed Tuesday by U.S. war planes, prompting mixed reaction from former Iraqi athletes who said they have been tortured by Olympic committee chief Uday Hussein.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2003
  8. The price of war could be high for the Olympics

    Tom Farrey

    Bombs on Baghdad may solve the IOC's problem with Uday Hussein, but sharpen concerns about Athens.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2003
  9. Report: Iraq's Olympic chief turned on top aide

    Tom Farrey

    Longtime deputy chairman of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee, Aseel Tabra reportedly has been jailed.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2003
  10. IOC board 'endorses' probe of Uday Hussein, INOC

    Tom Farrey

    The International Olympic Committee has given approval for a formal investigation into the torture of athletes in Iraq.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2003
  11. War talk clouds probe into alleged torture of athletes

    Tom Farrey

    If the IOC discovers Iraq has abused Olympic athletes, it's already divided on what action to take.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2003
  12. Pound pushes for investigation of torture allegations

    Tom Farrey

    Pressure is mounting on the International Olympic Committee to investigate allegations of various forms of abuse at the Iraqi National Olympic Committee.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2003
  13. The horrors of Saddam's 'sadist' son

    Tom Farrey

    Former Iraqi athletes allege they have been tortured by the Iraqi National Olympic Committee president.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2002
  14. Lack of evidence led FIFA to exonerate Iraq

    Tom Farrey

    FIFA official who exonerated Iraq doesn't doubt athletes' allegations.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2002
  15. Human rights group claims Iraqi athletes were tortured

    Tom Farrey

    A human rights group demands that the IOC expel Iraq's national Olympic committee because its chief ordered the torture of athletes who failed to please him.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2002
  16. Keeping the torch lit

    Tom Farrey

    Thirty years after terrorism at the Munich Olympics, the victims' families try to keep their memories alive.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2002