- 15 Jul 2006
- IOC News
IOC calls for immediate release of Iraqi hostages
The IOC was informed that the President and Secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Iraq as well as the Presidents of the Iraqi Boxing and Taekwondo federations have been kidnapped in Baghdad. The IOC strongly condemns these acts against the sport community and calls for the immediate release of the hostages. The IOC is in contact with the National Olympic Committee of Iraq and is monitoring the situation closely.