Sunday, January 10, 2010

Change is wise

HRH Prince Feisal Al-Hussein of Jordan and Chinese speedskater Yang Yang are among six candidates nominated by the International Olympic Committee Executive Board for election as IOC members in Vancouver in February.

HRH Prince Feisal (picture), who is Chairman of the OCA’s Sports and Peace Committee and President of the Jordanian Olympic Committee, was nominated as an individual member.

Yang Yang, an Olympic speedskating champion, was nominated as an active athlete.

The IOC now has 108 members after the terms of office of four members expired at the end of 2009, including He Zhenliang of China. The total number of IOC members cannot exceed 115.

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