Golden Odyssey Mining Inc.
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Golden Odyssey Mining Inc.

December 07, 2006 10:00 ET

Golden Odyssey Mining Announces Lindsay Bottomer as Newest Director

RENO, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - Golden Odyssey Mining Inc. ("Golden Odyssey" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:GOE)(OTCBB:GODYF) is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Lindsay R. Bottomer, M.Sc. (App). P.Geo.to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Bottomer is a Vancouver based mining executive with 33 years of experience in global mineral exploration and development with major and junior mining companies. Mr. Bottomer obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from the University of Queensland and a Master of Applied Science degree from McGill University. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy as well as the past President of the British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines. Mr. Bottomer is currently an elected councilor on the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

Mr. Bottomer is currently Vice-President, Corporate Development with Entree Gold Inc.(EGI: AMEX) (ETG:Toronto), and was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Rio Resources Ltd., a public company focused on gold and silver exploration in Canada. Mr. Bottomer serves as a director of several listed junior exploration companies, including Silver Quest Resources Ltd. and Titan Uranium Incorporated. Previously, Mr. Bottomer served as Vice-President Exploration with IMA Exploration Inc., Director of Canadian Exploration with Echo Bay Mines Ltd., and Vice-President of New Projects with Prime Equities International.

Mr. Bottomer is also a past recipient of the CJ Westerman Memorial Award, an award granted to a professional geoscientist who combines a solid professional career with outstanding service and dedication to advancing public recognition of geoscience.

About Golden Odyssey

The Corporation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the State of Nevada. Golden Odyssey currently has six active projects all situated on major gold trends. On the Walker Lane Belt in Esmeralda County the Corporation has the Morningstar, Palmetto and Golden Shirene projects. The Walker Lane Belt is one of the most highly prospective areas of Nevada. The region is currently being actively explored by Barrick Gold/Kinross Gold at the Round Mountain Mine, Gryphon Gold at the Borealis Mine and Newcrest at the Redlich project. On the Cortez Trend in Eureka County, the Corporation holds the Anchor and JDS projects, situated on trend with Barrick Gold Corporation's East Archimedes mine and US Gold Corporation's Tonkin Springs Mine. On the Carlin Trend in Elko County the company is exploring the Mexican Hill project which is southeast of Newmont's Rain and Emigrant Springs mines.

Forward-looking Statements:

Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference include, but are not limited to: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital. Golden Odyssey Mining Inc. will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect the financial results is included in documents filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities by Golden Odyssey Mining Inc.

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