Mayor Proclaims Olympic Day and Citywide Celebration
Houston, TX June 22, 2009. Mayor White announced today that June 23 will be celebrated citywide as Olympic Day with a special event featuring former Olympian Leigh Barczewski at the NFL Youth Education Town #2 at James Driver Park Boys and Girls Club facility. Leigh will present on one of the 4 Olympic values, Respect, as well as share with the children his experience as an Olympic cyclist in the 1976 games. Atos Origin will be sponsoring the event along with the Houston Sports Authority.
At the urging of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley during the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January in Washington, D.C., Mayor White joined with fellow mayors across the country in a collective pledge of support for hosting the Olympic Games in Chicago in 2016. Today’s mayoral proclamation and the community’s cooperative celebration with other cities will send a clear message to the International Olympic Committee that our city and the United States of America support the Chicago 2016 bid for the Olympic Games. An announcement of the site for the 2016 Olympic Games is forthcoming in October 2009.
Olympic Day is a worldwide commemoration of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s June 23, 1894, convening of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games. National Olympic Committees (NOCs) throughout the world will also participate in the international celebration, with each Olympic Committee sending Olympic Day greetings to participating nations.
WHAT: Olympic Day event
WHEN: June 23, 2009 at 11:00a.m.
WHERE: NFL Youth Education Town #2 at James Driver Park
10918 ½ Bentley
Houston, TX 77093
The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the "Sports Authority", is a political subdivision of the City, the County and the State of Texas, created for the purposes set forth in the Concurrent Order and the Act, including planning, acquiring, establishing, developing, constructing or renovating of one or more sports and community venue projects and related infrastructure.
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Atos Origin is one of the world’s leading international information technology services companies. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company’s annual revenues total more than $8.3 billion and it employs over 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. In North America, Atos Origin has offices located in Houston and Dallas Texas, Columbus and Cincinnati Ohio, and in Toronto Canada and hosts several clients nationwide. www.na.atosorigin.com
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