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Date
20 Mar 2000
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IOC News , Press Release

44 CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE ATHLETES’ COMMISSION DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN SYDNEY


Lausanne, 20th March 2000 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the names of the 44 candidates who will be standing for election to the Athletes’ Commission during the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney.
Following the reforms adopted by the 110th IOC Session in Lausanne on 11th and 12th December 1999, the structure of the Athletes’ Commission was altered to include 19 members: eight athletes representing the summer sports, elected during the Games of the Olympiad; four athletes representing the winter sports, elected during the Olympic Winter Games; and seven athletes appointed by the IOC President, to ensure a fair balance in terms of sex, sport and region.
For the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney, which will mark the start of the new election procedure, the four athletes who obtain the largest number of votes will serve a term of eight years, and the next four elected will have a four-year term. The latter four will thus conclude their term at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, in 2004, where four new members will be elected. The athletes appointed by the IOC President will serve an eight-year term.
The eight athletes elected will become IOC members for the duration of their term within the Athletes’ Commission, conditional on the acceptance of the next IOC Session in Sydney.
Among the 44 candidates, 5 are from Africa, 6 from the American continent, 9 from Asia, 22 from Europe and 2 from Oceania. Of these, 40 competed in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and many hope to be taking part in the Games in Sydney.
Thirteen sports out of the 28 on the programme in Sydney are represented, namely athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, canoe-kayak, aquatic sports, gymnastics, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery, sailing and volleyball.
To be eligible, the candidates must fulfil the following conditions:
- no more than one candidate per National Olympic Committee (NOC) may be proposed;
- candidates must be at least 18 by 1st October 2000;
- candidates must not have been guilty of any doping offence during their sports career;
- candidates must have been selected by the athletes’ commission of the NOC in question, or by the equivalent representative body;
- candidates must have taken part in the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta, in 1996, or be taking part in the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney.

The NOCs had until 15th March to respond to the IOC’s invitation and submit candidatures of athletes representing the summer sports.
The list of candidates will be validated by the Executive Board at its meeting in Lausanne on 18th and 19th April, and will be given to all the athletes taking part in the Games in Sydney when they arrive at the Olympic village. The voting period will begin on 16th and conclude on 27th September, and the results will be announced on 28th September. The elected athletes will then be co-opted as IOC members on 29th September, during the final part of the 111th IOC Session.


LIST OF CANDIDATURES RECEIVED FOR ELECTION TO THE IOC ATHLETES’ COMMISSION (to be validated by the Executive Board)
NAME
COUNTRY
SPORT
OG participation

Mr Konstantin ANDRIUSHIN
Kyrgyzstan
Swimming
Atlanta
Sydney ?

Mr Roland BAAR
Germany
Rowing
Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Peter BLANGE
Netherlands
Volleyball
Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Sergei BUBKA
Ukraine
Athletics

Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta
Sydney ?

Mr Perica BUKIC
Croatia
Water polo
Los Angeles
Seoul
Atlanta

Ms Charmaine CROOKS
Canada
Athletics
Los Angeles
Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Robert CTVRTLIK
United States of America
Volleyball
Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Pascal DANGBO
Benin
Athletics
Barcelona
Atlanta

Ms Yaping DENG
People’s Republic of China
Table tennis
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Vlade DIVAC
Yugoslavia
Basketball
Sydney ?

Ms Rania Amr ELWANY
Egypt
Swimming
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Kenneth ERICHSEN
Guatemala
Badminton
Atlanta

Mr Manuel ESTIARTE
Spain
Water polo
Moscow
Los Angeles
Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta
Sydney ?

Mr Fakhr Al-Dien GOR
Jordan
Athletics
Atlanta

Mr Nicolae JURAVSCHI
Republic of Moldova
Canoe-kayak
Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta

Ms Barbara KENDALL
New Zealand
Sailing
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Balazs KISS
Hungary
Athletics
Atlanta

Mr Ivan KLEMENTJEVS
Latvia
Canoe-kayak
Atlanta

Ms Damayanthi Darsha KOBALAVITHANAGE
Sri Lanka
Athletics
Barcelona

Mr Robert KORZENIOWSKI
Poland
Athletics
Atlanta

Ms Stefka KOSTADINOVA
Bulgaria
Athletics
Seoul
Barcelona
Atlanta

Mr Dieudonné KWIZERA
Burundi
Athletics
Atlanta

Ms Eun-K
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