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May 14 - Some of you may have spotted the two Olympic Torch Relay logo pins that have been listed on eBay and appeared at a retailer. These pins will be officially released this week to coincide with the start of the torch relay in the UK.
May 2 - A new series of pins has been announced today and they all feature the popular Union Flag theme. The first are a set of 3 flag/logo pins pairing the Union Flag with the Olympic Games logo in white and flag colours and also with the Paralympic Game slog in white.
April 23 - Thanks to two readers for pointing out a promotion by worldwide sponsor P&G. The company are offering the chance to earn points when you buy their products. These points which can be used to buy Olympics themed rewards. Each £1 you spend earns 4 points and 40 points will get you a pin badge.
April 18 - The original Faith pins that were thought to have been completely allocated and sold out are now available in very limited numbers at your favourite retailers. We have no word on the numbers that have been released, but there are not many. Contact your preferred retailer as soon as you can to secure your pin!
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
The Director of Event Operations is a member of the WorldSkills International Senior Management Team and hence has a very important role in managing all operational matters for the organization’s flagship event, the WorldSkills Competition, as well as the biennial General Assembly meetings. The Director of Event Operations is required to complete complex tasks and projects, able to make timely decisions with limited guidance, understands strategic priorities, and exercises appropriate levels of urgency and judgement to situations that require a high level of attention. The Director of Event Operations is passionate about the vision and mission of WorldSkills and is proactive, resourceful, dedicated, and works with a high level of integrity.