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Richard Cochrane is trained in chemistry and metallurgy but is far more interested and practiced as a political and fund raising consultant, writer and amateur historian. He grew up in a Navy family and with his two younger brothers carried on its 500+ year tradition of naval service to Great Britain and the USA then enjoyed a career with one of the largest advertising and public relations agencies working with numerous Fortune 500 companies and many of America's premier educational institutions. He maintains friendships and acquaintanceships around the world. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
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August 9th, 2008 • Richard Cochrane
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Religion mars Olympics — Again
Politics and religion marred the first day of competition at the Beijing Olympics. According to a report in the Jerusalem Post on Saturday Mohammad Alirezaei, an Iranian swimmer refused to compete alongside Israeli Tom Be’eri in the 100 meter breaststroke, apparently on orders of the chiefs on the Iranian Olmypic delegation.
In the Athens Olympics one of Iran’s competitors, who was a gold medal favorite, pulled out because he was drawn against an Israeli.