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24 Sep 2003
Olympic News

The Executive Board starts in Lausanne

Gathering today in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, the IOC Executive Board started its first morning session with the activity report of the IOC President Jacques Rogge. The EB then took note of the interim report of the joint IOC/World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Inquiry Commission recently set up to study the case of the American athlete Jerome Young. This Commission, composed of IOC Director General François Carrard, Patrick Schamasch, IOC Medical Director, David Howman, WADA Director General and Olivier Niggli, WADA Legal Director, recommended that the case be reviewed by the relevant competent bodies, that is, essentially the IAAF and possibly the USOC.

Two months after the election of Vancouver as Host City for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and the nomination of René Fasel as Chairman of the 2010 Coordination Commission, the Executive Board has officially approved the composition of the full commission as follows: Gunilla Lindberg and the Prince of Orange (IOC representatives), Ottavio Cinquanta and Gian-Franco Kasper (IF representatives), Tsunekazu Takeda and José Luis Marco (NOC representative), Fraser Bullock (past Organising Committee representative), Rita van Driel (International Paralympic Committee representative), Pernilla Wiberg (athletes' representative). Gilbert Felli, Olympic Games Executive Director, will act as the Executive Director of the Commission.

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The Executive Board also held this morning a fruitful and positive joint meeting with the IOC Athletes' Commission.

Official website of WADA

Official website of USOC

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