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  1. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has appointed Ms Nawal El Moutawakel to chair the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. El Moutawakel will lead a 17-strong, multinational team of men and women, who will be responsible for assisting the Rio 2016 Organising Committee during the period leading up to the Olympic Games, as well as monitoring the progress of preparations. An IOC member since 1998, El Moutawakel joined the IOC Executive Board in 2008, the same year that she was appointed as the Chair of the 2016 Olympic Games Evaluation Committee. She is the former Minister of Youth and Sport in Morocco and an Olympic champion, having won gold in the 400m hurdles in the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984. She also chaired the Evaluation Commission for the 2012 Olympic Games. The members of the Coordination Commission, also announced today, comprise IOC members from five continents with wide-ranging Olympic Games experience gained either from work on former IOC Evaluation or Coordination Commissions or with previous Games Organising Committees. "Nawal El Moutawakel is ideally suited to lead our highly experienced and multifaceted team of experts," said IOC President Rogge. "As an Olympic gold medallist and Chair of the IOC Evaluation Committee for the last two Olympiads, she knows the Games inside and out, is well-acquainted with the Rio organisers and has the experience and leadership abilities to ensure that Rio is 100 per cent ready to host a fantastic Games in 2016," added Rogge. El Moutawakel said she was honoured to become the first women to chair the Coordination Commission. "I am delighted to have been named as Chair of the Commission and am confident our team will help Rio deliver a memorable Summer Games in 2016," she said. "Having chaired the Evaluation Committee for the 2016 Games, I have first-hand knowledge of the many strengths that Rio and Brazil have to offer, and together we will strive to showcase that to the world in six years’ time." The members of the Coordination Commission are as follows: Chair Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL (MAR) Executive Director for the Commission Gilbert FELLI (SUI) IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Members (in alphabetical order) Beatrice ALLEN (GAM) Sergey BUBKA (UKR) Richard L. CARRIÓN (PUR) John D. COATES, AC (AUS) Timothy Tsun Ting FOK (HKG) Alex GILADY (ISR) Greg HARTUNG (AUS) Patrick Joseph HICKEY (IRL) Nicole HOEVERTSZ (ARU) Nat INDRAPANA (THA) Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN (GUA) Gunilla LINDBERG (SWE) Julio César MAGLIONE (URU) Alexander POPOV (RUS) Francesco RICCI BITTI (ITA) Ching-Kuo WU (TPE) http://www.olympic.org/en/content/Media/?a...cleNewsGroup=-1
  2. Bach confirms plan to stand again for IOC Executive Board January 4 - Thomas Bach confirmed today that he will seek election next month for another four-year term on the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board. The 56-year-old German claimed that he "had been asked by many people to run for another term" when his current period as IOC vice-president ends. But he can run for another four-year term to sit on the Executive Board when the IOC members vote on it at their 122nd Session, which is due to take place on the eve of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Bach, a former fencer who won an Olympic gold at Montreal in 1976, was elected as a member of the IOC in 1991 and served eight years on the Executive Board between 1996 and 2004. Bach, the founding President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), is tipped by several experts as a potential successor to Jacques Rogge when the Belgian steps down as President of the IOC in 2013. Rogge himself has claimed Bach is one of "five, six" IOC members who might succeed him in 2013 after 12 years in office. In a recent interview, Rogge said: "He has much knowledge and he knows the Olympic Movement very, very well. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
  3. Feb 2010, according this: http://olympic-museum.de/o-reports/report2008.htm no much information available
  4. Brazil, Germany and Russia have all formally bid to host the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2013, the last tournament to be staged before it makes way for the sport's Olympic debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The interest in the event, which will feature 24 men's and 16 women's teams playing over three days of competition, from countries not among the traditional group of rugby nations is proof that the sport's inclusion in the Olympics is already having a positive effect, officials from the International Rugby Board (IRB) claim. Bernard Lapasset, the President of the IRB, said: "This announcement means that the tournament is guaranteed to break new ground as it will be hosted by a new territory, demonstrating rugby sevens' growing global appeal. "With the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 to look forward to, rugby sevens is certainly on a high. "The fact that three new nations from South America and Europe are committed to tendering for Rugby World Cup Sevens is a further representation of the global prestige and growth of a tournament that is a major event on the sporting calendar and one that is cost-effective to host." Brazil will start as the early favourites to host an event that would be an ideal dress rehearsal for the Olympics. Its women's team qualified for this year's World Cup in Dubai - the first time a side from Brazil of either sex had reached a major tournament - and with the Brazilian Rugby Union having secured funding from the Government since Rio was awarded the Olympics and sevens was introduced into the Games the sport is set for further major development. The number of clubs in the country has already doubled from 30 to 60 in the two months since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Copenhagen. The host country for World Cup will be selected by the IRB's ruling Council at its meeting in May 2010. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
  5. December 14 - Andy Roddick and Serena Williams want to represent the United States at London 2012 when mixed doubles makes its return to the Olympic programme after an absence of 88 years. But they could face pressure from Serena's sister, Venus, who is discussing a partnership with American doubles star Bob Bryan. Roddick, who has lost three Wimbledon singles finals to Roger Federer, approached Serena Williams, the world number one and a three-time winner of Wimbledon, as soon as the news broke. "It's confirmed," Roddick said on Twitter. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
  6. somewhat exotic but its nice
  7. Vladimir Putin to Have Hands-on Role with Russia World Cup Bid (ATR) Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s sports minister and FIFA Executive Committee member, tells World Football Insider that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is set to play a much more visible role in the country's World Cup bid campaign during 2010. ... Putin’s intervention in Sochi’s bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics was considered crucial to the Black Sea city’s ultimate success, and officials on rival bids privately fear his input. One rival bid official described the Russian premier as the country’s “secret weapon” and another described how Sochi had “absolutely nothing going for it” until Putin weighed in behind the bid campaign. ... Mutko said that the formal lobbying of FIFA executive members is still to fully kick into gear, but that when they had been presented with the possibilities offered by the world’s largest country they had been “left a very good impression". http://www.aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=33905
  8. IOC Press release The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the inclusion of a mixed doubles tennis event as well as several changes to the track cycling programme of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The inclusion of the tennis mixed doubles event will not increase the current number of athletes and will bring an added value to the Olympic programme by providing another opportunity for men and women to compete together on the same field of play. http://www.olympic.org/?articleNewsGroup=-...articleId=75443
  9. Players like Lionel Messi (pictured) and Wayne Rooney will be eligible to play at London 2012 after FIFA today decided to retain its current under-23 status at the Olympics. A working group of the world governing body had been looking into the idea of changing the system to under-21 after the bigger Confederations expressed their desire for the change. But the FIFA's ruling Executive Committee, meeting at Robben Island today to discuss the issue, decided to retain the current format. Jerome Valcke, the FIFA General Secretary, said: "There were quite extensive discussions between the various confederations but it was decided to keep the current system. But Valcke did not rule out the possibility of a change in the system - which currently limits teams to players under the age of 23 as well as three overage players - for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php?op...d=1:latest-news
  10. cool indded, any difference among the LA84 socks?
  11. he FIFA Executive Committee held today a very special meeting in Robben Island Following the recommendation of the Olympic football working group, the Executive Committee agreed to keep the current system of limiting to under 23 players and up to three overage players the men’s Olympic football tournament of London 2012. http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/r...g+robben+island
  12. I understand your point of view and agree that Europe would host the WC, IMO in 2018
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