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www.olympic.orgOLYMPIC REVIEW15Sochi has been elected as the host city for theXXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Theannouncement was made by IOC PresidentJacques Rogge in Guatemala City, where the IOCmembers were meeting. Sochi was elected in thesecond round of voting with 51 votes against 47votes for PyeongChang.The IOC members made their choice for 2014based on not only the candidature files andpresentations made by the delegations from Sochi(Russia), Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang(Republic of Korea)*, but also on the basis of thedetailed report and presentation made by theIOC's Evaluation Commission for the 2014Olympic Winter Games, which was chaired by IOCmember Chiharu Igaya. The vision of Sochi 2014 is to unite the resources of the city of Sochi, the Krasnodarregion and the Russian nation to develop inSochi greatly needed sports and resortinfrastructure, in a sustainable, inclusive,environmentally responsible manner. Their goalis to deliver Olympic and Paralympic WinterGames of unsurpassed excellence for theathletes, the Olympic family, the Paralympicfamily and the world.*Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lotsBelow The ecstatic Sochi delegation picturedwith IOC President Jacques Rogge after theannouncement of the decisionSOCHI ELECTED AS HOSTCITY OFXXIIOLYMPIC WINTERGAMESIOCSESSIONINGUATEMALA: "HOWOLYMPIC VALUES AREBROUGHTTOLIFE"The annual gathering of the IOC members inGuatemala in July gave the IOC an opportunity toreflect on how the organisation brings its values tolife not only every two years at the OlympicGames, but every day in between. Acting as a catalyst for collaboration between all members ofthe Olympic family, from the National OlympicCommittees, the International Sports Federations,the athletes, the Organising Committees for theOlympic Games, to the TOP partners, broadcastpartners and agencies from the United Nations,the IOC shepherds success through a wide range of programmes and projects. Showcasing the work that touches the lives of across-section of people primarily in emerging anddeveloping countries, from young athletes aimingto achieve the pinnacle of sport to victims inrefugee camps and people living in post-conflictsituations, IOC Commission Chairmen and womenoutlined the results of projects in a number offields; Olympic Solidarity, Women and sport, Sportand Environment, Sport for Peace, Olympic Truceand Cooperation and Development.Details of the results of the IOC's work can be found in more detail in 'Catalyst forCollaboration'. Please emailolympicreview@olympic.org for a copy.Below A local artist performs during the OpeningCeremony of the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala CityELECTIONSThe Session re-electedGerhard Heiberg to theExecutive Board for a new four-year term ofoffice, elected four newmembers - Princess Haya bint Al-Hussein(United Arab Emirates),Rita Subowo (Indonesia),Patrick Baumann(Switzerland) and AndresBotero (Colombia) - andappointed three honorarymembers: ShagdarjavMagvan (Mongolia), Anani Matthia (Togo) and Ram Ruhee(Mauritius).NEW NOCSWELCOMEDThe Olympic familywelcolmed new memberswith recognition by theSession of two newNational OlympicCommittees (NOCs),Montenegro and Tuvalu.Montenegro, located insouth-eastern Europe, is the youngest state inthe world. Tuvalu iscomposed of a group ofsmall islands in thePacific, with 12,000inhabitants. This bringsthe number of NOCs to a record 205.SESSIONNEWSIOCNEWSResults of the vote:Round 1Round 2Sochi: 34Sochi: 51Salzburg: 25PyeongChang: 47PyeongChang: 36

16OLYMPIC REVIEWwww.olympic.orgIOCNEWSIOC President JacquesRogge was honoured withthe title of Doctor HonorisCausa by the University ofGalileo in Guatemala City.On this occasion, Roggealso inaugurated theFaculty of Sport Scienceswhere future sportseducators are prepared toteach young Guatemalanpeople the principles ofOlympic philosophy. "The graduates of thisFaculty, like those of otherinstitutions elsewhere, arethe backbone of thedevelopment of sport and the promotion of itsvalues."said the IOCPresident.Philip Craven, President ofthe InternationalParalympic Committee(IPC), has received the titleof Doctor Honoris Causa(Honorary Doctor of LawsDegree) from the Universityof Nottingham (GreatBritain). Kipjoge Keinoreceived the title of DoctorHonoris Causa from theUniversity of Bristol (GreatBritain). Alex Gilady hasreceived the title of DoctorHonoris Causa in philosophyfrom the University of Haifa.Zaiqing Yu has received thetitle of doctor honoris causafrom the University of WestAlabama (USA).ZhenliangHe gave a talk onOlympism at the MeijiUniversity in Tokyo (Japan)and on the occasion wasawarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa bythe University.In less than three years the first Youth OlympicGames will be held. The launch of this event washeralded when 111 IOC members gave theirendorsement to a concept which lies close to theheart of the IOC president. Conceived out of thesuccessful staging of regional and continentalsporting events for the youth, the Youth OlympicGames will be the IOC's flagship project foryoung people. The Youth Olympic Games - agegroup 14 to 18 - will bring togetherapproximately 3,200 athletes and 800 officialsfor the Summer Games and 1,000 athletes and580 officials for the Winter Games. The Youth Olympic Games aim to bringtogether talented athletes from around the worldto participate in high-level competitions and torun, alongside the sports element of the event,education programmes on topics such as theOlympic values, the benefits of sport for a healthylifestyle, the social values sport can deliver andon the dangers of doping and of training toexcess and/or of inactivity. Eleven cities have been put forward by theirNOCs to apply to host the 1st edition (inalphabetical order): Algiers (Algeria), Athens(Greece), Bangkok (Thailand), Belgrade (Republicof Serbia), Debrecen (Hungary), Guatemala City(Guatemala), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Moscow(Russian Federation), Poznan (Poland), Singapore(Singapore) and Turin (Italy).BelowThe Youth Olympic Games: an event foryoung people to compete, learn and have funA"GO"FORYOUTHOLYMPICGAMESThe 13th Olympic Congress, to be held inCopenhagen in October 2009, will include apublic consultation for the first time in thehistory of Olympic congresses. This publicsounding on some of the themes of theCongress will be launched in early 2008 on theofficial website of the Olympic Movement, IOCPresident Jacques Rogge announced inGuatemala City."This is the first Congress of the millennium,and the first one since the start of the digitalrevolution. Even if the Olympic Congress isprimarily for the Olympic family, we need to takethe pulse using the modern methods available tous, and in particular open up to the public." The Editorial Committee will then choose themost relevant contributions for inclusion in theCongress proceedings.The role of the Olympic Movement in societyand in all regions of the world is the guidingconcept of the 13th Congress. Under this overallumbrella, the five themes - The Athletes, TheOlympic Games, The Structure of the OlympicMovement, Olympism and Youth and The DigitalRevolution - chosen by the 2009 CongressCommission, will include discussions anddebates on the success of the Olympic Games,the Olympic values, the social and professionallife of athletes during and after high-level sportsparticipation, good governance, ethics of theworld of sport, youth and communication in thedigital age.The 13th Olympic Congress will be held from 3 to 5 October 2009 in the Danish capital,Copenhagen. It will bring together around 1,000participants.2009OLYMPICCONGRESS: FIRST-EVERPUBLIC CONSULTATIONSIMPLIFIEDVOTINGPROCESSFORTHEOLYMPICPROGRAMMEThe process of the choice of sports to be on theOlympic programme will be simplified in futurefollowing a decision taken by the IOC Session inGuatemala City, upon proposal of the IOCExecutive Board (EB). Paragraphs in the OlympicCharter will be changed accordingly. Until this change in the regulations, while ittook only a simple majority for a sport to beremoved from the programme, two-thirds wasneeded to add a new sport. The new rulessimplify the voting procedure by requiring asimple majority for both inclusion and exclusion. The number of core sports has been increasedfrom 15 to 25 from the Games of 2020 onwards.For the 2016 Games of the Olympiad, the 26 coresports from London 2012 will be proposed. Themaximum number of sports included in theprogramme remains capped at 28. In the future,the Session will cast a bloc vote for 25 coresummer sports, proposed by the EB. These 25core sports will need a simple majority to beincluded in the Olympic programme. If no majorityis reached to vote for the core, additional roundsof votes by the Session, determined by thePresident, will be implemented. IOC PresidentJacques Rogge complimented this new systemfor "providing a better flexibility to change theOlympic programme through the introduction ofup to three new sports". Seven core sports will be included in theprogramme for the Olympic Winter Games. Thevoting procedure by the Session for these sevenwinter sports is the same as for the summersports. The Session applied the bloc vote for thefirst time and voted for the seven core sports tobe on the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. NEWSINBRIEF