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  • Monday Memo - London Debrief; IAAF Gala; Elections for India, South Africa


    London, Rio Debrief

    The Windsor Barra Hotel is hosting the London debrief. (ATR/Panasonic Lumix)
    London 2012's transfer of knowledge runs through Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro

    The weeklong debrief began last week with three days of meetings between technology experts from the two Olympic cities. The formal knowledge share among London staffers and their Rio counterparts kicked off Saturday.

    Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018 are also in town, as are 2020 bid cities and other Olympic stakeholders.

    IOC president Jacques Rogge is attending the debrief, visiting venues and observing progress toward 2016.

    IAAF Centenary Gala

    Around the Rings will be on the scene in Barcelona for this weekend’s IAAF Centenary Gala.

    The inaugural class of the IAAF Hall of Fame will be inducted at the Gala, and the 2012 Athletes of the Year will be announced.

    The IAAF’s Centenary Historic Exhibition at the Juan Antonio Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum will also come to a close over the weekend.

    NOC Elections in Indian, South Africa

    Elections for president of the Indian Olympic Association are slated for Sunday.
    Raja Randhir Singh at the 2010 Asian Beach Games in Muscat, Oman. (ATR)

    IOC member and current IOA secretary general Raja Randhir Singh is running against Abhay Singh Chautala, chair of the national boxing association.

    Also this weekend, Gideon Sam is set for a new term as president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee at Saturday’s SASCOC elections.

    South Africa 2010 chair Irvin Khoza entered the race against Sam but withdrew last week.
    Written by Matthew Grayson

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