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  • Four Nominations to International Olympic Committee


    05/02/07

    Princess Haya, president of FEI. (ATR)  

    (ATR) Two women and two men are nominated for election to the IOC at the session this July in Guatemala. Two of the nominees are from Asia, one is from South America and one from Europe.

    The group was nominated last week by the IOC Executive Board at its meeting in Beijing.

    Their election would bring the membership of the IOC to 115.

    Two federation leaders are nominated:

    · HRH Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein of the United Arab Emirates, President of the International Equestrian Federation

    · Patrick Baumann of Switzerland, secretary general of the International Basketball Federation.

    Two NOC presidents are on the list of nominees:

    · Andrés Botero, President of the Columbian Olympic Committee

    · Rita Subowo, President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee.

    The names were taken from the files of about 150 applications kept by the IOC Nominations Commission.

    In

    IOC nominee Andres Botero, Colombian Olympic Committee president. (ATR)  
    a statement announcing the nominations, IOC President Jacques Rogge says the selections are intended to bring more women to the IOC.

    “The fact that half of the nominees are women, as was the case with the nominations made in 2006, reflects the IOC’s desire to lead by example as regards our policy of increasing the number of women in sports organizations.”

    The elections will take place on July 7, the last day of the IOC Session in Guatemala, so the new members will not be able to vote for the 2014 host city, which happens three days prior.

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