Olympic Movement Coordination Meeting

On 2 November 2013, ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah participated in the 2nd Olympic Movement Coordination Meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne with senior representatives of the Olympic Movement’s key stakeholders.

“On this occasion, the subjects addressed included the fight against doping, the fight against match-fixing and illegal betting, the sports calendar and autonomy and good governance in the Olympic Movement,” announced the IOC. “With regard to the fight against match-fixing and illegal betting, participants agreed to increase their coordinated efforts, under the IOC’s leadership, in order to preserve the basic principles of the Olympic Movement and the integrity of sport.

“With respect to the sports calendar, the participants agreed that any new initiative has to respect the uniqueness of the Olympic Games. It means that neither the Olympic programme nor Games revenues should be adversely affected in any way.

“IOC President Dr Thomas Bach presented subjects that are part of his mandate’s priorities, such as the sustainability of the Olympic Games through reconsidering the bidding procedure, reviewing the Olympic programme and leaving a positive legacy; protecting the athletes’ health and integrity and caring about their life after their sporting career; and developing a strategy for bringing young people into sport.”

ANOC Executive Council members were present at this meeting among others: Patrick J. Hickey, ANOC Senior Vice-President representing ANOC in the IOC Executive Board, Julio C. Maglione, FINA President and Lawrence Probst III, Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee. A third Olympic Movement Coordination Meeting will be held in the first half of 2014.

(c)IOC, Richard Julliart

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