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Date
28 Jul 2000
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IOC News , Press Release

THE IOC TO CONSIDER 14 CANDIDATES FOR MEMBERSHIP


Lausanne, 28 July 2000 - The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today in Lausanne nominated 14 candidates for membership to the IOC from the ranks of International Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs), in accordance with the reforms voted by the 110th Session in December 1999.

The IOC Session, the assembly of all its members, will vote to elect these candidates as IOC members during the 111th Session in Sydney, September 11-13, 2000. The IOC members also will vote to elect on September 30, 2000, eight active athletes who will have been themselves elected as members of the Athletes’ Commission by the athletes participating in the Sydney Olympic Games.

The candidates for IOC membership are:

Name
Country
Year of birth
Quality/Title

Mr. Ruben Acosta
Mexico
1934
President, FIVB

Mr. Tamas Ajan
Hungary
1939
Secretary General, IWF

Mr. Alfredo Goyeneche
Spain
1938
President, NOC

Mr. Bruno Grandi
Italy
1934
President, FIG

Seyed Mostafa Hashemi Taba
Islamic Republic of Iran
1946
President, NOC

Mr. Paul Henderson
Canada
1934
President, ISAF

Mr. William Hybl
United States of America
1942
President, NOC

Mr. Gian Franco Kasper
Switzerland
1944
President, FIS

Mr. Kipchoge Keino
Kenya
1940
President, NOC

Mr. Carlos Arthur Nuzman
Brazil
1942
President, NOC

Mr. Lassana Palenfo
Ivory Coast
1941
President, NOC

Mr. Henri Serandour
France
1937
President, NOC

Mr. Robert Steadward
Canada
1946
President, IPC (Paralympic)

Mr. Zaiqing Yu
People’s Republic of China
1951
Vice-President, NOC



The Nomination Commission considered 48 proposals of candidature.

The Executive Board and the Nomination Commission express their disappointment at the lack of nominations by IFs and NOCs of women for candidates to the IOC. The Executive Board reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of women to executive positions in sport’s administration, as it does to the promotion of women at the highest level of sport’s competition. The Executive Board has designated Ms. Anita DeFranz, Vice-President of the IOC, to look into the matter and report to the EB at the earliest possible time.

Candidates who have not been selected by the Executive Board for election during the 111th IOC Session will nonetheless remain as applicants for future consideration.


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