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07 Feb 2014
Olympic News

Olympic champion elected IOC member

During the 126th Session in Sochi and just a few hours before the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Poul-Erik Høyer, Olympic champion in badminton and President of the Badminton World Federation, was elected as an IOC member

Two positions in the IOC Executive Board were up for vote as well: Zaiqing Yu became IOC Vice-President, a position that became available following the election of Thomas Bach as IOC President in September 2013.Ugur Erdener was elected to the IOC Executive Board with the mandate of Sam Ramsamy coming to an end.

Three IOC members - Beatrice Allen, Nicole Hoevertsz and HRH Prince Tunku Imran - were re-elected by the Session.

Prior to the elections, the Session had heard reports about the preparations for the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games as well as updates from WADA, CAS, various IOC commissions and the IOC administration.

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