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OLYMPIC REVIEW5OLYMPIC REVIEWOR CONTRIBUTORSEXECUTIVEBOARDPresident Jacques RoggeVice-PresidentsZaiqing Yu, Mario Pescante, Ser Miang Ng,Thomas BachMembersGerhard Heiberg, Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña, FrankFredericks, Nawal El Moutawakel,Richard L. Carrión, Craig Reedie,John Coates, Sam RamsamyOLYMPIC REVIEWCommunications DirectorMark AdamsEditor-in-Chief Kathleen Di GiacomoFrench EditionAurélie Eichler Spanish Edition Dolores VázquezProduction Agency Touchline Production Editor Andy TongueArt Editor John Paul YettonSub Editors Rob Furber, Sylvie Venet-TupyTranslation Denis Echard, LauraNadal Obrador,Ros Schwartz ISSN: 0251-3498Printed in the UKIMAGESCover Image Richard JuilliartInside TOPL; Getty Images; AFP; PanosOR CONTACTDETAILSPlease send your letters to: Olympic Review, IOCDepartment of Communications,Château de Vidy, 1007Lausanne, Switzerland. website:, email: olympicreview@olympic.orgtel +41 (0)21 621 6111fax +41 (0)21 621 6356Olympic Review uses PEFC-certified paper stocksourced from sustainablemanaged forests.Olympic Review is published by the International OlympicCommittee.The articles published in Olympic Review do not necessarily reflect theopinion of the InternationalOlympic Committee. No articles may be reproducedwithout the permission of the IOC Department ofCommunications.WONDY ASNAKEWondy Asnake has been working on sustainabledevelopment issues for over 14 years. Currentlywith the UN Environment Programme (UNEP),responsible for the development andimplementation of activities to raise the profile ofsustainable development issues linked to health,education, youth and women, in cooperation witha wide-range of civil society organisations andsister UN agencies, he pioneered UNEP's flagshipyouth magazine. He has served as member ofthe IOC's Sport and Environment Commissionand the UN Secretary-General's Inter-AgencyTask Force on Sport for Development and Peace.KAREN ROSENAs the daughter of an athletics coach in Alabama,Karen Rosen grew up holding the tape at the finishline, running results and reading the photo-finish.She attended her first Olympic Games in Montrealin 1976 on a family holiday and worked for ABC atthe 1984 Los Angeles Games. Rosen has coveredevery edition of the Games since 1992. She haswritten for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aroundthe Rings, USA Today, the Associated Press and TVGuide magazine. Rosen also has run a lap in 12different Olympicstadiums.MURAT AGCATurkish journalist Murat Agca, who writes forthe Milliyet Daily News, is a member of theInternational Sports Journalist Association(AIPS) and treasurer of the European SportsWriters Association (UEPS). For this issue ofOlympic Review, he interviewed weightlifterNurcan Taylan, who, after a gold medal inAthens in 2004, is hoping to strike gold againin London.