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  • Monday Memo - Sochi Press Briefing; Asian Games Vote; Elections for BOA, ISAF


    Sochi Press Briefing

    Around the Rings will be on the scene in Sochi for this week’s World Press Briefing on the 2014 Winter Olympics.
    Sochi awaits the world's press. (ATR)

    After a Monday night welcome dinner, delegates will spend the bulk of Tuesday and the entirety of Wednesday touring Games venues.

    Presentations on press operations, sport, photo services, accreditation, accommodation, the Olympic News Service, transport, rate card and technology, among other topics, follow Thursday and Friday at the Grand Hotel Krasnaya Polyana.

    2019 Asian Games Vote

    Around the Rings will be on the scene in Macau for Thursday’s vote on hosting rights to the 2019 Asian Games.

    The ballot tops the agenda at the Olympic Council of Asia’s 31st General Assembly.

    Surabaya, Indonesia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Hanoi, Vietnam are the three bidders.

    Also in Macau, the Executive Board of the Association of National Olympic Committees will meet Friday.

    Sebastian Coe, the next chair of the British Olympic Association? (ATR/Panasonic Lumix)
    BOA Elections

    Sebastian Coe is set to take over the British Olympic Association at Wednesday’s election for the BOA chairmanship.

    The double Olympic champion and chair of LOCOG is the lone candidate to succeed Colin Moynihan following Richard Leman’s recent withdrawal.

    Sailing Elections

    It’s a crowded field for Saturday’s elections of the International Sailing Federation.

    Three candidates will stand for president and 14 for vice president at the General Assembly in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.

    Carlo Croce of Italy, David Kellett of Australia and Eric Tulla of Puerto Rico are the nominees to succeed IOC member Goran Petersson of Sweden, president of ISAF since 2004.

    For biographies as well as a complete list of the VP candidates, click here.

    Wakeboard World Champs

    The first cable wakeboard system was developed in 1962. (Getty Images)
    IOC inspectors will spend this week in the Philippines for the 2012 Cable Wakeboard World Championships.

    South African’s Sam Ramsamy is representing the Program Commission in Pampanga as the IOC evaluates another of the seven sports shortlisted for addition to the 2020 Olympics.

    Competition runs through Sunday.

    ISEM Conference

    Speakers from Innsbruck 2012, London 2012, Glasgow 2014, Sochi 2014 and Qatar 2022 highlight the program at the 2012 International Sports Event Management Conference running Tuesday through Thursday in London.

    Click here for the complete program.

    Written by Matthew Grayson

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