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07 Aug 2008
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The voice of the athletes at the heart of the IOC

Two days after being selected by his peers as the new Chairman of the IOC Athletes' Commission, double silver Olympic medal winner Frank Fredericks was today elected to the IOC's Executive Board.
With the resounding support of the IOC membership (92 votes in favour, 8 against), Fredericks - known by his friends and colleagues as Frankie -  will now take the voice of the athletes to the core of the IOC's decision-making body.
Fight against doping
"I am humbled and honoured," said Frankie, as his election was announced. "I will rely on my fellow athletes for guidance to ensure the voice of the athletes stays up-to-date and active in the IOC and that we remain constant in the fact that the Olympic Games are for athletes. I will continue to support the fight against doping, because it is athletes who cheat but also athletes who are cheated. Thank you for your support, and I will do my best to serve you well."
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