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  • Golden 25 -- #25 Richard Pound


    Richard Pound (ATR)
    (ATR) He’s back. The often iconoclastic IOC member from Canada has always been a leading figure, whether as marketing commission chair, Executive Board member or founding chairman of the World Anti Doping Agency. He has graced the Golden 25 in the past.

    Pound, 72, steps back into the spotlight to lead a three-member commission for WADA investigating allegations that the IAAF covered up results of 150 blood tests.

    2014 ranking: unranked

    The Around the Rings Golden 25, now in its 19th year, is sponsored by EY.

    The list spotlights 25 individuals who will have substantial influence on the Olympic Movement in the year ahead. The Golden 25 is compiled by the staff of Around the Rings, the world’s most experienced journalistic team dedicated to covering the Olympics.

    The countdown from number 25 began December 20. The number-one position will be announced Jan 1, 2015.

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