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Born in Barbados, Alan Harris, 25, attended Queen's College before pursuing his degree in Sociology at the University of the West Indies. During that time he also obtained a diploma in Mass Communications from the International School of Radio Broadcasting. In 2008, Harris joined the Barbados Advocate and, in 2010, during the inaugural YOG in Singapore, he was awarded the Steve Parry Award by the IOC for the Most Outstanding Young Reporter.John Vidal is The Guardian's environment editor. He joined the paper in 1995 after working for Agence France Presse. On page 64, he details how the IOC has placed environmental responsibility at the core of its work since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and looks ahead to the Rio+20 conference in June.Japan's Sara Takanashi, who is pictured on this issue's front cover, made Olympic history in Innsbruck when she won the first ever women's ski jumping event to be held on an Olympic stage. She shares her experiences from the Winter Youth Olympic Games on page 39. EXECUTIVE BOARDPresident Jacques RoggeVice-Presidents Zaiqing Yu, Mario Pescante, Ser Miang Ng,Thomas BachMembers Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña, Frank Fredericks, Nawal El Moutawakel, Richard L. Carrión, Craig Reedie, John Coates, Sam Ramsamy, Gunilla LindbergOLYMPIC REVIEWCommunications DirectorMark AdamsEditor-in-Chief Kathleen Di GiacomoFrench Edition Aurélie Eichler Spanish Edition Dolores Vázquez Production Agency Touchline Production Glyn Wilmshurst, Michael Stoneman, Tom PountneyDesign John Paul Yetton, Liam YeohImage retouching Jason DutchSub Editor Laura Adcock Translation Denis Echard, Laura Nadal Obrador, Ros Schwartz Proofreading Libero Language Lab ISSN: 0377-192XPrinted in the UKIMAGESCover Image Getty Images Inside IOC; IOC/Mine Kasapoglu; IOC/Richard Juilliart; IOC/Greg Martin; IOC/Bob Long;IOC/Giulio Locatelli; LOCOG; Getty Images; AFP; IYOGOC/GEPA; Tom Boyd CONTACTSPlease send your letters to: Olympic Review, IOC Department of Communications, Château de Vidy, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland. website:, email: olympicreview@olympic.orgtel +41 (0)21 621 6111 fax +41 (0)21 621 6356 Olympic Review uses PEFC-certified paper stock sourced from sustainable managed forests.Olympic Review is published by the International Olympic Committee. The articles published in Olympic Review do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the International Olympic Committee. No articles may be reproduced without the permission of the IOC Department of Communications.ALANHARRISJOHNVIDALSARATAKANASHIOLYMPIC REVIEW 5OLYMPIC REVIEW