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Date
04 Sep 2006
Tags
IOC News , Press Release

IOC announces composition of Evaluation Commission for 2014 Olympic Winter Games


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the composition of the Evaluation Commission which will visit the three Candidate Cities bidding to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. The team, composed of representatives of the Olympic Movement and a number of specialists, will analyse the candidature files that Sochi (Russian Federation), Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea)* will have submitted to the IOC by 10 January 2007, and carry out inspections on site before issuing a report one month before the election of the host city in Guatemala City in July 2007.
 
The composition of the Evaluation Commission is:
 
Name
Function
Mr Chiharu IGAYA
Chairman, IOC Vice-President
Mr Gilbert FELLI
IOC Olympic Games Executive Director
Mr Kai HOLM
IOC Member
Mr Stig Ove GUSTAFSSON International Ski Federation
Ms Rebecca SCOTT
IOC Member, Athlete Representative
Mr Dwight BELL
NOC Representative
Mr Jan-Ake EDVINSSON
IF Representative
Mr Miguel SAGARRA
IPC Representative
Mr Theodore PAPAPETROPOULOS Finance
Mr Rémy CHARMETANT
Former OCOG Representative
Mr Jose Luis MARCÓ
Legal Aspects
Mr Simon BALDERSTONE
Environmental Aspects
Prof. Philippe BOVY
Transport Aspects
Ms Jacqueline BARRETT
IOC Head of Bid City Relations
Mrs Sophie SKEELS
IOC Bid City Relations
Miss Helen STEWART
IOC Bid City Relations
 
 
Commenting on the announcement, IOC President Jacques Rogge said: "The Evaluation Commission plays a key role in assessing the Candidate Cities' ability to host successful Olympic Winter Games in 2014. We have here an excellent team, and I am pleased that Chiharu Igaya has accepted to lead it. As an Olympic medallist and current IOC Vice-President, he has a great knowledge of the Olympic Movement and what it takes to organise the Olympic Winter Games. His experiences as a member of the Nagano 1998 Organising Committee and Chairman of the 2006 Evaluation Commission, together with the support of an experienced team will be tremendous assets."
 
* Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots.
 
Note to the editor: Winning a silver medal in the slalom at the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo in 1956, thus becoming the first Japanese athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games, Chiharu Igaya participated in two other editions of the Olympic Winter Games (Oslo 1952 and Squaw Valley 1960) and won several Japanese and US national skiing championships as well as many other international competitions. His sporting career and his dedication to sport have led him to become a member of various commissions. He is currently an IOC Vice-President.
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