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The 121st IOC Session elected six new members from four different continents to the IOC. In other decisions, Mario Pescante and Ser Miang Ng became IOC Vice- Presidents, and Craig Reedie as well as John Coates joined the IOC Executive Board. The Session also elected five honorary members. The new IOC members are: Richard Peterkin ( St Lucia); HRH Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark; Habu Ahmed Gumel ( Nigeria); Habib Abdul Nabi Macki ( Oman); Lydia Nsekera ( Burundi); and Göran Petersson ( Sweden). Petersson joined the IOC in his role as President of the International Sailing Federation ( ISAF). The others were elected as independent individuals. The geographic diversity of the new IOC members reflects the universality of the Olympic Movement. The members will serve eight- year terms. The IOC currently has 112 members. Mario Pescante and Ser Miang Ng, who were EB members to date, have been elected as Vice- Presidents. They are replacing Lambis Nikolaou ( Greece) and Chiharu Igaya ( Japan) whose terms of office for Vice- Presidency ended. Furthermore, Craig Reedie and John Coates were elected as members of the Executive Board. An IOC member since 1994, Reedie is also a member of the London 2012 Organising Committee Board. Coates, an IOC member since 2001, is President of the Australian National Olympic Committee. Chaired by President Jacques Rogge, the EB now comprises Thomas Bach, Zaiqing Yu, Mario Pescante and Ser Miang Ng as Vice- Presidents; and Sam Ramsamy, Gerhard Heiberg, Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña, Frank Fredericks, Nawal El Moutawakel, Richard L. Carrión, Craig Reedie and John Coates. Zhenliang He ( China), Walther Tröger ( Germany), Tamás Ajan ( Hungary) and Fernando Lima Bello will cease to be IOC members at the end of this year. As they have served more than 10 years and rendered exceptional services to the IOC, the Session has elected them as IOC honorary members from 1 January 2010. Mustapha Larfaoui, whose membership recently ceased, was elected honorary member with immediate effect due to his outstanding contribution to the IOC. Below ( left to right) Göran Petersson, Lydia Nsekera, Habib Abdul Nabi Macki, Jacques Rogge, Habu Ahmed Gumel, HRH Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Richard Peterkin 121STIOCSESSIONELECTS SIXNEWMEMBERS GOLF& RUGBY TOJOIN2016 OLYMPICGAMES Golf and rugby sevens were voted for inclusion in the programme of the 2016 Olympic Games. The two sports had been recommended by the IOC Executive Board ( EB) in August following an extensive evaluation by the Olympic Programme Commission of the seven sports seeking to enter the programme. " Both golf and rugby are very popular sports with global appeal and a strong ethic," said IOC President Jacques Rogge. " They will be great additions to the Games." " The International Golf Federation is absolutely delighted. We thank the IOC for the thorough process and we are looking forward to playing our part as a member of the Olympic Movement," said Peter Dawson, Secretary General of the International Golf Federation. Bernard Lapasset, President of the International Rugby Board, said: " Rugby is honoured to be a part of the Olympic Sports Programme and we are already looking forward to Rio 2016." Golf was played at the Games in 1900 in Paris and in 1904 in St Louis, while rugby was part of the programme of four editions of the Games between 1900 and 1924. In addition to the two new sports, the Session also voted to accept the list of 26 core sports on the programme for the Olympic Games in 2016. During the 119th Session in Guatemala City in 2007, the IOC approved a simplified voting process for new sports to enter the programme. The IOC members also requested guidance from the EB in the selection of the new sports and entrusted it to make a proposal to the Session based on the work of the Olympic Programme Commission. 10OLYMPIC REVIEW

The IOC has signed an agreement with ELTA Technology Co. Ltd. within Chinese Taipei for the XXI Olympic Winter Games ( 2010) in Vancouver and the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games ( YOG) in Singapore in 2010. ELTA has acquired the broadcast and exhibition rights across all broadcast platforms. The IOC has awarded the broadcast rights for the Vancouver Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games to SportsMax's parent company, International Media Content Ltd. ( IMC), in the Caribbean. IMC has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms. ESPN has acquired free- to- air television and radio broadcast rights in Argentina for the Vancouver Games and the London Games, includ-ing minimum free- to- air exposure guarantees; pay television rights to air the Games on cable and satellite platforms in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay for the same period; and satellite- only television rights in Venezuela for the same period. The IOC has announced an agreement with Radio Televisión Española ( RTVE) for the broadcast rights within Spain for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio in 2016. RTVE, Spain's public service broad-caster, has acquired the broadcast and exhibition rights across all broadcast platforms. In Brazil, the IOC has awarded the broadcast rights for the Sochi Games and the Rio Games to three organisations. Globo Comunicação e Participações S. A. ( TV Globo), which won the bid, has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms, including exclusive rights for subscription television, internet and mobile phone and, on a non- exclusive basis, free- to- air television ( in partnership with Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes Ltda). In addition, Radio e Televisão Record S/ A ( Rede Record) has acquired rights to free- to- air television ( on a non- exclusive basis). The IOC has also announced agreements with MediaCorp, SingTel and StarHub to become the official broadcasters in Singapore for the 2010 YOG. Olympic Broadcasting Services ( OBS), the host broad-cast subsidiary wholly owned by the IOC, will be responsible for delivering a number of live broadcast feeds and a 24- hour Youth Olympic News Channel. The coverage will embrace all broadcast platforms. ? IOC information seminar for 2018 Applicant Cities, 2- 5 December 2009 ? Applicant Cities to participate in Olympic Games Observer Programme - Vancouver 2010, 12- 28 February 2010 ? Applicant Cities to reply to IOC questionnaire, 15 March 2010 ? IOC Executive Board meeting to select Candidate Cities for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games ( June 2010) ? Submission of Candidature Files to the IOC, 11 January 2011 ? Report by the 2018 IOC Evaluation Commission, published by 6 June 2011 ? Election of the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the 123rd IOC Session, Durban, 6 July 2011 Visit www. olympic. org for more information KEY DATES: PHASE 1 KEY DATES: PHASE 2 THREE APPLICANTCITIES FOR2018WINTERGAMES OLYMPIC REVIEW11 Three cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees ( NOCs) to apply to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and XII Paralympic Winter Games in 2018. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Annecy ( France), Munich ( Germany) and PyeongChang ( Republic of Korea).* The three Applicant Cities will now proceed to Phase 1 of the IOC's two- step procedure, which will lead to the election of the 2018 host city in Durban, South Africa, in July 2011. Phase 1, known as the Candidature Acceptance Procedure, involves a thorough review by the IOC of each city's potential to organise successful Olympic Winter Games in 2018. Cities are required to answer a questionnaire, and their answers are studied by the IOC. At the end of this first phase, the IOC Executive Board selects the cities that will become Candidate Cities. During Phase 2, known as the Candidature Procedure, Candidate Cities will be requested to submit their Candidature File - which is an in- depth description of their Olympic project - and will be subject to a technical assessment made by a visiting team - the IOC Evaluation Commission. The IOC Evaluation Commission's appraisal will be published in a report, and sent to the IOC members no later than one month before they cast their vote on 6 July 2011. The report will also be available to the public on olympic. org. * The cities will be listed in alphabetical order until such time as the official drawing of lots is carried out by the IOC Executive Board. The order of drawing of lots will then be used until the election of the 2018 host city. IOCANNOUNCES BROADCAST AGREEMENTS