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Date
01 Sep 2000
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IOC News , Press Release

IOC NAMES EVALUATION COMMISSION FOR 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES


Lausanne, 1 September 2000 -
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the composition of the Evaluation Commission that will review the qualifications of the candidate cities to host the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008.

The Commission is composed of external experts and representatives of the IOC, National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs), athletes, and for the first time, of one representative of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The Commission will meet to organise its work and then conduct on-the-ground analysis of the five candidate cities: Beijing, Istanbul, Osaka, Paris, and Toronto, between mid-February and mid-April 2001.

The full composition of the Commission is as follows:

Chairman
Mr Hein VERBRUGGEN

Vice-Chairman
Mr Gilbert FELLI

Members :
IOC representatives
Mr Francisco J. ELIZALDE
Mr Mario PESCANTE
Mr Craig REEDIE CBE
IF representatives
Mrs Els VAN BREDA VRIESMAN, (FIH)
Mr Patrick BAUMANN, (FIBA)
Mrs Catrin NORINDER, (FEI)
NOC representatives
Mr Carlos Arthur NUZMAN
Mr Tomas SITHOLE
Mr Bob ELPHINSTON
Athlete representative
Mr Sergei BUBKA
Specialists
Mr Simon BALDERSTONE, (Environment)
Mr Rocky YOON
IPC representative
Mr Robert McCULLOUGH
IOC Administration
Ms Jacqueline BARRETT



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