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25 Nov 2002
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Day 1 - IOC Executive Board in Mexico City

Today marks the first day of the IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting in Mexico City.

The meeting began with the entire morning dedicated to the subject of the seven audits which have been made over past months of the IOC administration. Discussions between the EB members concluded with the approval of a new IOC functional organisation chart, which will form the basis of the future development of the IOC administration. Most notable in the new chart is the creation of a new role of Olympic Games Executive Director and of a new Department of Information Management. The Olympic Games Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring successful IOC support to the organisation of the Olympic Games. The creation of this new role serves to strengthen the mission and direction of the IOC under President Rogge of consolidation and focus on the Olympic Games. The Information Management Department will be responsible for the co-ordination, centralization and management of information, including the Olympic Museum Study Centre. In addition, the new chart increases the synergies between the IOC and the Olympic Museum (founded in 1993) by merging several functions including marketing, communications, finance, technology and human resources with the relevant IOC departments.

In the afternoon, the board elected Ms Pernilla Wiberg as new member of the Ethics Commission in replacement of Ms Yaping Deng, who resigned her position as athletes' representative due to other commitments. It also decided to suspend the decision to propose the exclusion of Mr Mohamad Hasan until the 115th IOC Session next year in Prague but to extend his suspension as IOC member until that time.

During the media briefings that were held at 1.30p.m. and 6.30p.m., the IOC Director General, Mr François Carrard confirmed that discussions on the Olympic Programme would be on the agenda tomorrow upon Mr Carraro's (Chairman of the Olympic Programme Commission) arrival in Mexico City.

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