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  • Spheres of Influence: Olympics Leaders in Beijing, Federations and Business


    (ATR) In addition to the Golden 25 – the most influential people in the year ahead for the Olympics -- Around the Rings also presents Spheres of Influence. This is a listing of individuals in several categories who will make a difference in the year ahead. Here’s the listing for Beijing, federations and business.
    BOCOG Secretary General Wang Wei.  

    Must knows for Beijing: BOCOG secretary general Wang Wei … BOCOG VPs Liu Jing Min and Jiang Xiaoyu … Media Center Director Li Zhanjun … Host broadcasting president CEO Manolo Romero and senior executives Ma Guoli and Yannis Exarchos … BOCOG media chief Sun Weide … BOCOG marketing director Yuan Bin … Yu Zaiqing, IOC member and BOCOG VP … Chinese NOC president Li Peng … Hong Kong NOC president and IOC member Timothy Fok…

    IAAF President and IOC member Lamine Diack.  
    Federation Titans: Sepp Blatter, FIFA President and IOC member … IAAF President and IOC member Lamine Diack … FINA president and IOC member Mustapha Larfaoui … Federation presidents Ruben Acosta of volleyball, Harvey Schiller of baseball, Don Porter from softball, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein >of equestrian; Els van Breda Vriesman from field hockey and C.K. Wu of Taiwan, president of the boxing federation. The last three are also IOC members.

    IOC Marketing Director Timo Lumme.  
    On the Business Side: IOC marketing director Timo Lumme … U.S.–based consultants Terrence Burns, George Hirthler, Charlie Battle and Andrew Craig … marketing consultant Rob Prazmark ... Visa Olympic exec Michael Lynch … Davis Butler of IOC agency Olympic Marketing Services … European consultants Jon Tibbs, Mike Lee, Robin Courage, Iain McLeod and Jean Marie Weber … Olympic ticket and travel broker Sead Dizdarevic of Jet Set Sports and CEO Mark Lewis … USOC marketing director Rick Burton … NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel … Chad Lion-Cachet, CEO of Sportsworld, the U.K. Olympic ticket and travel company … Samsung Olympics executive T.H. Kim … GE Global Chief Marketing Officer Dan Henson and Matthias Hanssen, who leads day to day Olympic sponsorship details…

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