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  • Golden 25 -- #10 Nawal El Moutawakel


    Nawal El Moutawakel (IOC)
    (ATR) This IOC vice president is following progress towards the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 as the chair of the IOC coordination commission.

    Moutawakel will leave the executive board after her term ends in 2016 but at age 52, seems likely to return in the future.

    The Moroccan athletics pioneer is a vice president of the IAAF and could be one of the candidates for the presidential election in 2015. Regardless, she will be one of the important leaders of the federation for years to come.

    2014 ranking: 11

    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.

    Reported by Ed Hula

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