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    (ATR) The class of 2013 for the Around the Rings Golden 25 is about to be unveiled, the list of movers and shakers who will have the most influence on the Olympic Movement for the year ahead.

    The ATR Golden 25, now in its 17th year, will debut the 2013 rankings with a countdown to number-one starting Dec. 17, ending Jan 1.

    As is the case every year, the ATR Golden 25 is determined by the events and personalities ahead for the next 12 months.
    For 2013, the selection of a 2020 Summer Olympics host, the possibility of sports being cut or added to the Games and the election of a new president for the International Olympic Committee are among the factors that will affect the Golden 25.

    In 2012 the Jubilee underground line, a critical transport link for the London Olympics was number-one. The smooth running of the Jubilee line was seen as crucial to the success of London, emblematic of the entire transport plan for the Games.

    Other number-ones have included prime ministers, IOC members and presidents, federation leaders and the residents of Olympic host cities. Current IOC president Jacques Rogge holds the record for the top spot, three times, the last time in 2011.

    The Golden 25 is compiled by the staff of Around the Rings, the most-experienced and best-informed team covering the Olympic Movement, led by ATR Editor and founder Ed Hula.

    Other factors affecting the 2013 Golden 25 are preparations for Sochi 2014 preparations and leadership succession in organizations outside the IOC.

    The Around the Rings Golden 25 is presented by Ernst & Young. 
    Ernst & Young
    Written and reported by ATR Staff.

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