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Sorry I've been away a bit recently.

Does anyone know why Hein Verbruggen is suddenly NOT an IOC member and NOT Chairman of the Beijing CoOrdination Commission, and is running in an election to become an IOC member? Did I miss something?

It's bugging me now, I can't work it out.

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Hein Verbruggen was chairman of the UCI, world cycling organisation. But in september he quit this job. But he is still in the IOC. He is the representitive for the UCI in the IOC. Every Olympic sport has sush a representative. He will do it until the games of 2008. But the IOC has to approve this conctruction, but it wan't be a problem, because Verbruggen is a big shot inside the IOC.
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So how come he is not on the Beijing 2008 Commission, and now Kevan Gosper is in charge?

Why is he now only the "interim President" of GAISF?

Am I right in understanding that he has changed his job at UCI which effects his position at the IOC as their representative, which means he is required to re run for election to continue his IOC membership?

He is no longer on the 2008 Co-Ordination Commission and is not on the list of active IOC members, on olympic.org.

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Here the message Hein Verbruggen gets back in the IOC

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IOC nominates five new members

Posted: Thursday Oct 27, 2005 3:33 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - International Tennis Federation chief Francesco Ricci Bitti was among five candidates nominated Thursday for IOC membership.

Also put forward by the IOC executive board were: Beatrice Allen, vice president of Gambia's national Olympic committee; Nicole Hoevertsz, secretary general of Aruba's Olympic committee; Prince Tunku Imran, president of the Olympic Council of Malaysia; and Hein Verbruggen, former head of the international cycling union.

 

The five will be up for election to eight-year terms at the International Olympic Committee assembly in Turin on the eve of the Winter Olympics in February.

Bitti would become Italy's fifth IOC member, joining Mario Pescante, Franco Carraro, Manuela di Centa and Ottavio Cinquanta. Only Switzerland currently has that many members.

Verbruggen, a Dutch lawyer, lost his IOC membership in September when he stepped down as president of the cycling federation. But, as executive vice president of the cycling body, he remains eligible to regain his IOC post.

Verbruggen has temporarily stepped aside as the head of the IOC's coordination commission for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Australia's Kevan Gosper is serving as temporary chairman until Verbruggen gets back onto the IOC.

The IOC currently has 115 members. Five delegates finish their terms at the end of the year. They are Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla of Colombia, Tay Wilson of New Zealand, Nikos Filaretos of Greece, Boris Stankovic of Serbia-Montenegro and Kikis Lazarides of Cyprus.

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So he is back in the IOC and as chairman of the 2008 Beijing Games

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Here the message Hein Verbruggen gets back in the IOC

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IOC nominates five new members

Posted: Thursday Oct 27, 2005 3:33 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - International Tennis Federation chief Francesco Ricci Bitti was among five candidates nominated Thursday for IOC membership.

Also put forward by the IOC executive board were: Beatrice Allen, vice president of Gambia's national Olympic committee; Nicole Hoevertsz, secretary general of Aruba's Olympic committee; Prince Tunku Imran, president of the Olympic Council of Malaysia; and Hein Verbruggen, former head of the international cycling union.

 

The five will be up for election to eight-year terms at the International Olympic Committee assembly in Turin on the eve of the Winter Olympics in February.

Bitti would become Italy's fifth IOC member, joining Mario Pescante, Franco Carraro, Manuela di Centa and Ottavio Cinquanta. Only Switzerland currently has that many members.

Verbruggen, a Dutch lawyer, lost his IOC membership in September when he stepped down as president of the cycling federation. But, as executive vice president of the cycling body, he remains eligible to regain his IOC post.

Verbruggen has temporarily stepped aside as the head of the IOC's coordination commission for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Australia's Kevan Gosper is serving as temporary chairman until Verbruggen gets back onto the IOC.

The IOC currently has 115 members. Five delegates finish their terms at the end of the year. They are Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla of Colombia, Tay Wilson of New Zealand, Nikos Filaretos of Greece, Boris Stankovic of Serbia-Montenegro and Kikis Lazarides of Cyprus.

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So he is back in the IOC and as chairman of the 2008 Beijing Games

Thanks for that, Olympia!

Can someone just clarify... are these five candidates competing against each other or is it inividual - I.e "do you accept this person as a member of the IOC: yes/no"? or is there more than one place up for grabs?

If I remember rightly only Barbra Kendall was elected to the IOC in Singapore. Between Athens and Singapore, there was Kim Un Yongs resignation, after the scandal, Susie O'Neil with her family commitments (who B. Kendall replaced), that Japanese 'fella resigned, and at the end of this year the terms of about 5 member will end, with at least 3 stepping down or retiring permanently (because J. Rogge said they would be getting the Olympic Order in gold when they stand down- active members can't be awarded that). Then Igor Slakov's expulsion at Singapore... there must be a few places up for grabs.

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To those who want to know about this guy, he has returned to be an IOC member again. As such, the Netherlands return to having 4 IOC members in the hierarchy.
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