- 08 Jul 2005
- IOC News
SINGAPORE 2005: Session Wraps-Up Final Full Day Of Meetings
At the opening of the Session this afternoon, the first item on the agenda was a report from VANOC on their progress since the last IOC Session. VANOC discussed their venues, budgets, marketing success and the launch of their new emblem Ilanaaq. The VANOC presentation was followed by the report of the IOC’s Coordination Chairman, René Fasel. Chairman Fasel noted that he had visited Vancouver several times since the Games in Athens and that the launch of Ilanaaq had been a great success. He confirmed that VANOC now had their full quota of eight vice-presidents and a staff of 112, with eight nationalities, speaking 20 different languages. The Commission Chairman also praised VANOC’s marketing programme that has seen great success since its inception and the IOC’s Transfer of Knowledge Programme, which has greatly assisted VANOC since the Organising Committee was created.
Elections To The Executive Board
The last item on the agenda was the nominations for the election to the IOC EB. For the election to Vice-President, the members nominated were: Richard Kevan Gosper (AUS), Chiharu Igaya (JPN), Lambis V. Nikolaou and Ching-Ko Wu. These nominees will be put forward to fill the vacancies left by Un Yong Kim and Vitaly Smirnov. There will also be an election for ordinary members of the EB with Iván Dibós (PER) and Ser Miang Ng (SIN) trying to replace Lambis V. Nikolaou, whose term is ending at the end of the Singapore Session.