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09 Apr 2002
IOC News , Press Release

Nomination of athletes to the IOC Athletes Commission

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (9 April 2002) – Following the results of the elections in Salt Lake City of four athletes to the IOC Athletes Commission, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr. Jacques Rogge, has appointed two athletes, Mrs. Lee Kyung CHUN and Mrs. Rania AMR ELWANI to the Athletes Commission to ensure a fair balance between continents and gender. Mrs. Elwani was candidate for the Sydney 2000 election, as was Ms. Chun for the Salt Lake 2002 election.

The new composition of the Commission is as following:

Chairman: Mr Peter TALLBERGFINSailing
Vice-Chairman: HSH Prince Albert of MonacoMONBobsleigh
Mrs Rania AMR ELWANIEGYSwimming
Mr Roland BAAR *GERRowing
Mr Sergey BUBKA *UKRAthletics
Mrs Lee Kyung CHUNKORSpeed skating
Mrs Charmaine CROOKS *CANAthletics
Mr Robert CTVRTLIK *USAVolleyball
Mrs Yaping DENGCHNTable tennis
Mrs Manuela DI CENTA *ITACross country skiing
Mr Manuel ESTIARTE *ESPSwimming
Mr Jari KURRI *FINIce hockey
Mrs Mireya LUIS HERNANDEZCUBVolleyball
Mr Noureddine MORCELIALGAthletics
Mrs Susie OíNEILL *AUSSwimming
Mr Matthew PINSENT *GBRRowing
Mr Alexander POPOV *RUSSwimming
Mr Adne SONDRAL *NORSpeed skating
Mrs Pernilla WIBERG *SWEAlpine skiing

* elected by their peers.
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