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As many of us know the current president of the IOC, Jacques Rogge, is due to step down as IOC President next year. I was wondering what the process is for electing a new president. Who is considering running, who are the front runners? I know next to nothing about this process for any information would be welcome.

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That was just a tradition that Samaranch started. Rogge is merely reverting to the norm. Could be!

This guy is ABSOLUTELY NO FUN to be with!!

just to clarify...

First woman to be IOC president, and from an african country, and muslim: yeah... if the election were (is it was or were in this case?) open to the public, I could see her getting it easily.

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One problem with that. Nawal has already been appointed as an IOC Vice-President back on last Thursday. I do not see her running for president, if she has already been chosen for the forementioned position.

Link: http://www.insidethegames.biz/olympics/summer-olympics/2012/17905-reedie-and-moutawakel-elected-ioc-vice-presidents-

Anyway, I would like to see the list (when it comes) of who really wants to be IOC President.

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Rumors also have Dick Pound running lol

Some people here may think he is just too 1980s and 1990s type of person for the job. He could have been IOC President, if Samaranch didn't stay as long as he had.

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One problem with that. Nawal has already been appointed as an IOC Vice-President back on last Thursday. I do not see her running for president, if she has already been chosen for the forementioned position.

Link: http://www.insidethe...ice-presidents-

Anyway, I would like to see the list (when it comes) of who really wants to be IOC President.

Exactly.

El Moutawakel will be president, but not this soon. Btw, we don't generally write about "Jaques" so what's this preoccupation with "Nawal"?

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Some people here may think he is just too 1980s and 1990s type of person for the job. He could have been IOC President, if Samaranch didn't stay as long as he had.

I was kidding lol.

Anyways, what does a Bach win say about a Munich bid in 2022? Does it hint that Oslo could pull a surprise?

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Does anybody know about the process it takes to become president of the IOC? When do candidates have to declare by, do they campaign etc.?

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Would be interesting to have El Moutawakel as IOC president... How old is she?

Not old enuf.

Does anybody know about the process it takes to become president of the IOC?

Tenure and being simpatico/a with your 114 other IOC'ers. Plus giving your whole life 24/7 for like, 12 years, to the cause.

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I have a feeling it could be either Dick Pound or maybe event Aussie John Coates (though I don't know what his french is like lol) - only reason I am even considering Coates is his presence in the official box in London's OC directly behind the Her Majesty and Roggue

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I reckon Coates would be a great prez - he's done the hard yards, served on commissions and as a vice-president. And he's an extremely effective political operator. But he himself has ruld it out, saying it should be a European with links to the IFs.

Pound missed his chance in 2001. Plus, as much as I like his blunt talking, it's exactly that blunt talk that makes him abrasive to many in the IOC. And he's getting on. He's a yesterday's man in many ways now.

El Moutawakel's one for the future. I really can't see who could challenge and win against Bach.

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I've never been a great fan of Coates. I'd rather see El Moutawakel. I think it would do the image of the Olympics wonders if a woman was put in the top job. In addition to that, gender politics aside, she seems extremely capable and is slightly younger than the other candidates.

I couldn't handle another grey-faced Samaranch-Rogge. At least Coates knows how to smile.

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I reckon Coates would be a great prez - he's done the hard yards, served on commissions and as a vice-president. And he's an extremely effective political operator. But he himself has ruld it out, saying it should be a European with links to the IFs.

Pound missed his chance in 2001. Plus, as much as I like his blunt talking, it's exactly that blunt talk that makes him abrasive to many in the IOC. And he's getting on. He's a yesterday's man in many ways now.

El Moutawakel's one for the future. I really can't see who could challenge and win against Bach.

Another reason to not count out Coates is I am pretty sure he was pretty instrumental in the creation of the YOGs based on AOYF and other similar NOC based youth olympic festivals (I remember reading this somewhere, please correct me if I am wrong).

The other factor may stem back to Sydney 2000 where one has to remember Roggue was head of the IOC oversight and they both worked very closely. Though being close to the current boss is not a qualifier in itself, it suggests he may be part of the same political force within the IOC and has shown ingenuity and competence from not only a NOC - AOC sport management perspective and some degree of OCOG operational experience/knowledge..

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Not old enuf.

Tenure and being simpatico/a with your 114 other IOC'ers. Plus giving your whole life 24/7 for like, 12 years, to the cause.

If the term is 12 years then how did Samaranch serve for 20 from 1981-2001??

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What is the likelyhood of the YOGS being scrapped? While they are popular right now, I just can't help but feel they might go the way of an event like the Goodwill Games - they are already a redundant concept. When cities start to end up in debt because of them Rogge's house of cards might just collapse!

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What is the likelyhood of the YOGS being scrapped? While they are popular right now, I just can't help but feel they might go the way of an event like the Goodwill Games - they are already a redundant concept. When cities start to end up in debt because of them Rogge's house of cards might just collapse!

So long as there are middling to smaller cities that can't get the senior OGs, the YOGs will survive.

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So long as there are middling to smaller cities that can't get the senior OGs, the YOGs will survive.

Well, that will always be the case. You really think the YOGs will go on forever?

The issue is money -- not smaller cities that can't host grown-up Olympics. If the YOGs don't find an audience, if they consistently lose money, if the IOC gets tired of throwing good money after bad -- they'll dry up and die.

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Well, that will always be the case. You really think the YOGs will go on forever?

The issue is money -- not smaller cities that can't host grown-up Olympics. If the YOGs don't find an audience, if they consistently lose money, if the IOC gets tired of throwing good money after bad -- they'll dry up and die.

Almost every major sporting event loses money. If the Universiad, World Games etc can survive for decades, so can the YOG

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