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08 Dec 2011
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Executive Board meeting concludes in Lausanne

The final International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) meeting of 2011 wrapped up today in Lausanne with a broad range of decisions being made. 

It was decided that the text for the Directions Concerning the Election of the IOC President, originally drafted in March 2001, would be updated and modernised to better reflect the realities of the present day. The new text can be found here.

The EB approved the appointment of IOC Athletes’ Commission member Claudia Bokel as a replacement for Rebecca Scott on the Ethics Commission, retroactive to 30 September 2011.

The creation of a new Sport for Hope Centre in Haiti was approved by the Board pending the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the IOC, the NOC of Haiti and the Haitian government. If all goes as planned, work on the USD 17-million centre will begin in 2012, with its opening scheduled for 2014.

Provisional IOC recognition of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) was granted for two years, pending the adoption of new statutes by the FIA General Assembly on 9 December 2011. The statutes will incorporate acceptance of WADA compliance and CAS jurisdiction for all doping-related disputes.

The EB was pleased to hear the positive developments with regard to the NOC of Ghana, which has now been deemed fully compliant with IOC rules.

An update on the Museum 2020 project, which will see The Olympic Museum in Lausanne undergo 20 months of renovations, was presented on Wednesday. The Museum will be free to the public until its closure in January 2012 and a temporary museum on Lake Geneva will open on 15 April.

The EB also followed the recommendations of the IOC Ethics Commission in:

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