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  • Golden 25 -- #19 Gunilla Lindberg


    Gunilla Lindberg (ATR)
    (ATR) The secretary general of the Association of National Olympic Committees is poised for a busy year.

    As part of the ANOC leadership with Sheikh Ahmad, she will help drive forward the modernization of the organization. Various new commissions are working up new ideas and initiatives.

    2014 marks her 10th year in the ANOC role, a position she relishes and works hard in to meet the needs of the world’s Olympic committees.

    The 66-year-old Swedish IOC member, one of only a few women in senior positions on the committee, is overseeing the development of ANOC’s new offices in Lausanne that are set to open in the spring. That’s required more frequent visits to Lausanne. She’s currently juggling her time between the Swedish NOC, where she has been secretary general since 1989, and an increasing workload at ANOC and IOC duties.

    An IOC executive board member for the last two years -- her third term -- she’s charged with delivering a successful PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in her role as head of the coordination commission. Lindberg is also part of the Sochi and Rio coordination commissions.

    In the coming months, Lindberg will also offer her input into the Stockholm bid for the 2022 Winter Games.

    2013 ranking: 10

    Reported by Mark Bisson

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