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Date
06 Jun 2005
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IOC News , 117th Session

Election of the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad – who votes?


On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee will elect the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad. The voting members will all receive a copy of the IOC Evaluation Commission’s report ahead of this decision, which will provide them with a technical analysis of the five Candidate Cities. Below is some background information on the make-up of the IOC membership and on who will be eligible to vote on 6 July.




Composition of the IOC membership
The IOC is currently composed of 116 members, including the President, Jacques Rogge. Members are elected either as independent individuals, as active athletes, or as presidents or persons holding an executive or senior leadership position within an International Federation (IF) or a National Olympic Committee (NOC). There is, in addition to the 116 members, an Honorary President for Life, 20 honorary members, and three honour members, none of whom have the right to vote.




• At the moment, 22 members are presidents of an NOC, six have the role of vice-president, and four are secretaries general.
• Fourteen members are presidents or secretaries general of an Olympic IF and nine are vice-presidents.
• Nineteen IOC members are also members of the Athletes’ Commission, the majority of whom were elected by the athletes themselves: 12 members were elected by the athletes taking part in the Olympic Games, and seven members were appointed by the IOC President to ensure a fair balance of gender, sports and geographical regions.




Role of the members
Members of the IOC represent and promote the interests of the IOC and the Olympic Movement in their countries and in the organisations of the Olympic Movement in which they serve. (N.B. they do not represent their country in the IOC, as is often wrongly believed.) They meet each year for the ”IOC Session” in order to make decisions on the institution and the Olympic Games, such as the election of the host cities for the Olympic Games, changes to the Olympic Charter, the election of the IOC president, vice-presidents and Executive Board members, as well as the co-option of new members.



A sporting past
Over a third of IOC members have competed in the Olympic Games, with 25 winning medals. In all, 69 medals have been won by the IOC members: 32 gold, 23 silver and 14 bronze. IOC President Jacques Rogge participated in three editions of the Olympic Games in sailing (Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976). Many more IOC members have competed in a sport at world championship level.




Who will vote on 6 July?
In the first round of the election for the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games, 17 of the 116 members will not vote: President Jacques Rogge, who elects not to vote, the members from countries who have candidate cities: France (Jean-Claude Killy and Henri Serandour), the USA (Anita L. DeFrantz, James L. Easton and Robert Ctvrtlik), Russian Federation (Vitaly Smirnov, Shamil Tarpishev and Alexander Popov), Great Britain (HRH The Princess Royal, Craig Reedie and Phil Craven) and Spain (Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón and Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr), and one member, Ivan Slavkov, who has been deprived of his rights, prerogatives and functions. In addition Nikos Filaretos and Guy Drut will not be present in Singapore. This leaves 99 members who will have the right to vote in the first round (assuming all are present in Singapore). In the second, the members from the country that has been eliminated (for having received the least votes) will be able to join in the vote.

 

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 Who votes and who does not vote - Election 2012





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