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    Gilbert Felli, IOC Executive Director of Olympic Games #14

    Felli will exert his influence on the 2018 Olympic bid race in the final months before the IOC vote on July 6. As part of the IOC Evaluation Commission, he will visit the candidate cities Annecy, Pyeongchang and Munich.

    The IOC's technical guru will also turn his attentions to the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Growing the global audience for the inaugural winter edition and making it a success will be largely dependent on his guidance on the sports competition format and innovations in staging the Games.

    In his IOC coordination commission role, he will also clock up the air miles in monitoring preparations for the summer Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.

    Felli, 63, joined the IOC staff 20 years ago.

    2010 Ranking – 13

    Dmitry Chernyshenko, Sochi 2014 President / CEO #15

    Chernyshenko continues to thrive in his leadership of the Sochi Winter Olympics project. His knowledge, hard-working ethic, easy charm and good humor have won him friends in all the
    Dmitry Chernyshenko
    right places.

    In conjunction with Jean-Claude Killy, head of the IOC Sochi coordination commission and Felli, he's ensured the huge project for the Games stays on track.

    There's still plenty to be done. The 'big build' in the Black Sea resort gathers pace in 2011, particularly on the Olympic Park site where the ice venues are under construction. Two big moments for Sochi 2014 happen in February: the first test event, an Alpine skiing competition and the mascot launch.

    2010 Ranking – 16

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    Written by Mark Bisson.

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