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IOC Athletes' Commission Election, 31 Candidates


by Sasha Manuel

IOC Athletes' Commission Election, 31 Olympian Candidates

Thirty-one athletes are candidates for the IOC Athletes' Commission elections, which will be held during the Games in Beijing in 2008. Four places will be available, replacing Sergey Bubka, Robert Ctvrtlik, Barbara Kendall and Alexander Popov.

These candidates should have been nominated by their respective NOCs and should have participated in the last 2004 Athens Games. The voters will be the athletes participating in the upcoming 2008 Beijing Games.

Here's a list of the 31 candidates (in alphabetical order), which is still subject for approval of the Nominations Commission:

Luciana AYMAR
ARG
Hockey

Claudia BOKEL
GER
Fencing

Igor BORASKA
CRO
Rowing

Iztok COP
SLO
Rowing

Khishigbat ERDENET-OD
MGL
Judo

Susana FEITOR
POR
Athletics

Julie FOUDY
USA
Football

Grant HACKETT
AUS
Aquatics

Justine HENIN
BEL
Tennis

Chris HOY
GBR
Cycling

Chih-Hsiung HUANG
TPE
Taekwondo

Salim ILES
ALG
Aquatics

Otylia JEDRZEJCZAK
POL
Aquatics

Barbara KENDALL
NZL
Sailing

Wilson KIPKETER
DEN
Athletics

Ching LI
HKG
Table tennis

Xiang LIU
CHN
Athletics

Tereza MARINOVA
BUL
Athletics

Amélie MAURESMO
FRA
Tennis

Dae Sung MOON
KOR
Taekwondo

Martina MORAVCOVA
SVK
Aquatics

Koji MUROFUSHI
JPN
Athletics

Alexander POPOV
RUS
Aquatics

Camelia Alina POTEC
ROU
Aquatics

Yumilka RUIZ LUACES
CUB
Volleyball

Arantxa SANCHEZ - VICARIO
ESP
Tennis

Ganna SOROKINA
UKR
Aquatics

Nikola STOJIC
SRB
Rowing

Artur TAYMAZOV
UZB
Wrestling

Paul TERGAT
KEN
Athletics

Pedro YANG
GUA
Badminton

The IOC Athletes' Commission was created in 1981. It serves as the link between the Olympic athletes and the IOC, acting as the athletes' voice within the Olympic Movement. The majority of the Commission's members (12 out of 19) have been elected by their peers within the period of the ongoing Olympic Games since 1996.

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