As with a number of Olympics of recent times, the operation of the Games (by SOCOG
) was budgeted to earn a small profit of $30 million from revenue of $2.6 billion (12).
In Maguire v Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, (60) a subsequent complaint by Bruce Maguire about the accessibility of the Games web site, SOCOG
attempted to rely on the defence of unjustifiable hardship, claiming that the cost and difficulty involved in making its web site accessible were too onerous, requiring extensive changes to infrastructure and significant labour costs.
An identifying brand helped galvanise the workforce, says Claire Houston, former manager of workforce training for SOCOG
. "It united the volunteer, paid and contractor staff into one group with set objectives and vision--it was about one GamesForce with one clear goal--no matter where you came from," she says.
Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) said SOCOG
, along with the Australian firm Rambler, which is manufacturing furniture for the Games, will give a total of 106,000 items to East Timor.
admitted last week warm April currents in Sydney Harbor mean a slightly higher chance of a shark attack Sunday compared with the cooler, spring climate in September, when the Games will be held.
So in this context it is not surprising that SOCOG
and the Daily Telegraph justify overriding local concerns and discomfort about locating the Olympic beach volley-ball at Bondi, by referring to a higher court of foreign perceptions; or that the extreme secrecy provisions surrounding the establishment of SOCOG
itself, seem motivated by a desire to hide from Australians the unfavourable terms of SOCOG
's financial relationship with international organisations.
SYDNEY, March 29 Kyodo The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games board (SOCOG
) will see its third change in as many months after Liberal opposition Olympics Minister Ron Phillips lost his parliamentary seat in the New South Wales (NSW) election on Saturday.
Olympic Committee booth at Super Show, the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG
) has begun seeking foreign licensees to supplement an expected 54-55 domestic licensees.
It should also be noted that both procedures that have-until now--involved a French federation [CAS OG 2000/014 (FFG v/ SOCOG
)] and the French NOC [CAS OG 04/008 (CNOSF v/ ISF & IOC)] were conducted in English, language used to draft the respective awards as well.
Organising commitee SOCOG
know that a successful relay is crucial if they are to restore public trust in the tarnished 'Olympic ideal' before the Games open on September 15.
10 Kyodo Australian Prime Minister John Howard has expressed his concern over the constant problems plaguing Sydney Olympic organizers (SOCOG
), the Australian Broadcasting Radio Corp.
The Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG
) sold half its premium tickets to a single company, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Friday.