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Mario Vázquez Rañawas re-elected asANOC President for afurther four-year termduring the ANOCGeneral Assembly inAcapulco. He has beenPresident of theAssociation since itscreation in 1979.Gunilla Lindberg wasalso re-elected asANOC SecretaryGeneral. She has heldthis post since 2004.The IOC MedicalCommission has createdan ad hoc workinggroup on athlete bodycomposition, health and performance toaddress these issues asthey relate to sports inwhich weight plays amajor role. It met for thefirst time, in October inGraz (Austria). Sport was officially recognised as an importanttool for education, development and peace byworld leaders during a summit on the MillenniumDevelopment Goals (MDGs) that took place inNew York from 20 to 22 September. The role ofsport to "promote cooperation and solidarity,tolerance, understanding, social inclusion, andhealth, at local, national, and international levels"was mentioned in the official outcome documentof this high-level United Nations (UN) meeting,which aimed to assess and accelerate the effortsmade towards achieving the eight global goals bythe deadline of 2015.Nawal El Moutawakel, an Olympic championand IOC Executive Board member, addressed theUN General Assembly on behalf of the IOC andsaid: "The Olympic Movement -the IOC, theInternational and National Sports Federations andthe 205 National Olympic Committees -is usingthe power of sport to promote the MDGs incountries across the world and cooperate to thisend with all sectors, from governments to UNagencies, funds and programmes, NGOs, thebusiness community and civil society at large.While we indeed are doing our best, we are fullyaware that more must and can be done. All of usin sport can and must do more. This is a clarioncall to sports organisations and the billions ofsportspersons, their supporters and fansthroughout the world, to play their part."UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: "Weuse sport in many of our programmes. Some ofthe world's greatest athletes are helping us toraise awareness of important issues, such ashunger, HIV/AIDS, gender equality, education andenvironmental care." He added: "Here at theMDG Summit, we will hear much talk about theneed for stronger partnerships in making theGoals a reality. Sport exemplifies that very spirit:teamwork. fair play. people collaborating fora common goal." CONFERENCEON PREVENTIONOF INJURYAND ILLNESSINSPORTUNOFFICIALLYRECOGNISES SPORT The 2011 IOC World Conference on Prevention ofInjury and Illness in Sport will be held in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, from 7 to 9 April 2011. The eventis designed as a continuation of the 1st and 2ndWorld Congresses on Sports Injury in 2005 and2008, but will be organised for the first time bythe IOC in collaboration with the Principality, andwill also look beyond injuries by including thetopic of prevention of other health problemsassociated with sports participation.Recognised scientists and practitioners fromthe medical and sports worlds will review anddiscuss the latest developments, risk factors andprevention programmes and assess the need forfurther research into the prevention of athletes'injuries and illnesses. The idea is to combineforces in order to identify and minimise riskfactors in sport and maximise safe sportsparticipation. The final programme reflects themulti-disciplinary approach and covers a widerange of topics, featuring as many as 94 inivitedspeakers for keynote lectures and symposia at the three-day Conference. Learn more about the Conference at www.ioc-preventionconference.orgBelowPreventing injuries in sport is the themeof the conference in AprilAboveNawal El Moutawakel addresses the UN General Assembly in New YorkOLYMPIC REVIEW13NEWS INBRIEF

AboveIOC Athletes' Commission ChairmanFrank Fredericks distributing ACP certificatesIOCPRESIDENTVISITSMIDDLEEASTThe IOC President, Jacques Rogge, madea visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel inOctober. Beginning in the Jordaniancapital, Amman, the President met variousNOC members including Prince Feisal AlHussein, NOC President and IOC member,and was received by King Abdullah theSecond. The President and his delegationflew to Ramallah in the West Bank, wherethey visited a refugee camp beforemeeting the President of the PalestinianOlympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub, and thePalestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad.In Israel, the IOC President held "veryconstructive" talks with the IsraeliPresident, Shimon Peres. A number ofissues were raised during their meeting,including concerns over the freemovement of Palestinian athletes andofficials. Mr Peres offered his constructivecooperation to find solutions.The delegation also met withmembers of the Israeli NOC, including itsPresident, Zvi Varshaviak. Since themeetings, the IOC has announced thatrepresentatives of the Palestinian andIsraeli NOCs will meet in Lausanne laterthis year to tackle the issue under theleadership of the IOC.And following a telephoneconversation between the IOC Presidentand Israeli Prime Minister BenjaminNetanyahu, it has been agreed that thePrime Minister will be kept updated on thediscussions. 14OLYMPIC REVIEWFollowing its meeting in Acapulco inOctober, the IOC Executive Board (EB)announced that it is looking favourably atthe inclusion of women's Ski Jumping, SkiHalfpipe, Ski Slopestyle, SnowboardSlopestyle, Biathlon Mixed Team Relay,Figure Skating Team Event and Luge TeamRelay in the programme of the Sochi2014 Olympic Winter Games. However,before taking a final decision, the EB saidit would like to consider the outcome ofthe respective World Championships,which will take place during the winterseason in 2011.The IOC Olympic ProgrammeCommission analysed the requests putforward by the International SportsFederations based on established criteria,and submitted its findings to the EB. Thekey positive factors included whether thechanges would increase universality,gender equity and youth appeal, and ingeneral add value to the Games. Otherconsiderations included the cost ofinfrastructure, and the impact on theoverall quota and the number of events.The EB also confirmed that the sportsprogramme of the 2018 Olympic WinterGames, which will be presented to the IOCSession for approval, would be the sameas the one in Sochi, with seven sports. Furthermore, the EB chose ColoradoSprings, USA, as host of the nextInternational Athletes' Forum to be held inOctober 2011. Led by the IOC's Athletes'Commission, the event will bring togethersportsmen and women from all continentsas well as from International Federations todiscuss the current matters affecting theircareer and lives after their years of high-level competition. It was also agreed thatLos Angeles, USA, will organise the 5thIOC World Conference on Women andSport in February 2012.ROUND-UP:EXECUTIVEBOARDMEETINGATHLETECAREERPROGRAMMEThe word needs to be spread more about thethree letters "ACP". This was one of the mainconclusions of the 5th IOC Athlete CareerProgramme (ACP) Forum held in Lausanne inOctober. The event brought together athletes andrepresentatives of NOCs, Adecco and the IOC fortwo days in order to improve the implementationof the programme across the globe. Launched in2005, the ACP aims to support elite athletes tosuccessfully manage training, competition as wellas the challenges and opportunities of day-to-daylife. It focuses on three fields: Education, Life Skillsand Employment.Twenty-seven NOCs in all continents havealready been actively cooperating with Adecco toimplement the ACP in their countries. And withmore than 6,800 athletes having benefitted fromthe service already, the ACP is becoming asuccess story. However, reaching out to as manyathletes and potential employers as possible willremain a challenge for all stakeholders involved.Sergei Aschwanden, bronze medallist in judoin Beijing in 2008 and currently a student ofsports sciences and business in Switzerland, gavehis view of how the ACP could best meet athletes'expectations. "It is about making them aware thatthere is a life beyond their sporting career andthat there is the ACP to assist them in shapingtheir futures. In a positive environment, theathletes will learn how to deal with socialpressures, how to manage their time and how toplan ahead. And this is exactly what many of themare expecting from sAbove President Rogge meets Israeliuch a tailored programme." President Shimon Peres LeftPresidentRogge with Palestinian Prime MinisterSalam Fayyad