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OLYMPIC REVIEW5OLYMPIC REVIEWOR CONTRIBUTORSEXECUTIVEBOARDPresident Jacques RoggeVice-PresidentsZaiqing Yu, Mario Pescante, Ser Miang Ng,Thomas BachMembersGerhard Heiberg, Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña, FrankFredericks, Nawal El Moutawakel,Richard L. Carrión, Craig Reedie,John Coates, Sam RamsamyOLYMPIC REVIEWCommunications DirectorMark AdamsEditor-in-Chief Kathleen Di GiacomoFrench EditionAurélie Eichler Spanish Edition Dolores VázquezProduction Agency Touchline Production Editor Andy TongueArt Editor John Paul YettonSub Editors Laura Adcock, Sylvie Venet-TupyTranslation Denis Echard, LauraNadal Obrador,Ros Schwartz ISSN: 0251-3498Printed in the UKIMAGESCover Image Phil SearleInside TOPL; Getty Images; AFPImage Retouching Jason DutchOR CONTACTDETAILSPlease send your letters to: Olympic Review, IOCDepartment of Communications,Château de Vidy, 1007Lausanne, Switzerland. website:, email: olympicreview@olympic.orgtel +41 (0)21 621 6111fax +41 (0)21 621 6356Olympic Review uses PEFC-certified paper stocksourced from sustainablemanaged forests.Olympic Review is published by the International OlympicCommittee.The articles published in Olympic Review do not necessarily reflect theopinion of the InternationalOlympic Committee. No articles may be reproducedwithout the permission of the IOC Department ofCommunications.ADAM SZRETERAdam Szreter is a Swiss-based journalist whospecialises in providing editorial support toInternational Sports Federations. He waspreviously in charge of international mediarelations for Omega, and director of publicrelations and communications for theInternational Boxing Association (AIBA). Forthis issue's cover story, he looks at theevolution of Olympic Day into the Movement'sannual celebration of the Olympic Values,encompassing not just sporting but alsocultural and educational programmes andactivities around the world.NICOLA JOYCENicola Joyce is a freelance journalist whospecialises in writing about sport and fitness. With a background in triathlon, she enjoyed talking to Spain's Javier GómezNoya for the latest installment of the 2012Games countdown in Olympic Review. Nicola's love for writing is rivalled only by herlove for training and competing: she hasswum the English Channel (twice), run threemarathons and completed triathlons up tohalf-iron distance.GERARDO ESPAÑALARRETAGerardo España Larreta has been a sportsjournalist for more than 40 years in Ecuador. Heis director of the Caravanaradio and televisiongroup as well as the General Secretary of theFederation of Sports Journalists of America. ForOlympic Review, he interviewed weightlifterAlexandra Escobar who is benefitting from anOlympic Solidarity scholarship as she trains forthe 2012 Games in London.