IOC Athletes’ Commission election at London 2012 Olympic GamesFour athletes out of 21 candidates will be elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission at the Olympic Games in London to represent the athletes within the Olympic Movement for an eight-year term of office. Athletes have always been at the heart of the Olympic Movement and in 1981 the IOC Athletes’ Commission was formed. Led by its Chairman, who sits on the IOC Executive Board, the Commission represents the athletes within the Olympic Movement and upholds their rights and obligations.
IOC assesses sustainability action in the light of Rio+20World leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, are meeting in Rio from 20 to 22 June to discuss how to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, often abbreviated to Rio+20, will also be joined by an IOC delegation and this is for good reasons. The IOC and the Olympic Movement are actively contributing to achieving a sustainable future for all, and in recognition of its work, the IOC was even granted “permanent observer status” by the United Nations in 2009.
Saudi Arabia joins Brunei Darussalam and Qatar in sending female athletes to London 2012 – All NOCs will now have been represented by women at Olympic GamesThe announcement today that Saudi Arabia will be sending two female athletes to the London 2012 Olympic Games means that every National Olympic Committee (NOC) will have been represented by women at the Games.