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Aisha Garad Ali (Djibouti), Pierre-Olivier Beckers (Belgium), Frank Fredericks (Namibia), and Lingwei Li (China) for the election of a maximum of five IOC members at the 124th IOC Session in London in July.The EB also selected Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the sole nominee to host the 127th IOC Session, in 2015. The vote will take place at the next IOC Session, in London, this July.The IOC Executive Board (EB) held its first meeting of 2012 in March, having received reports from the IOC commissions and administration, and updates on preparations for upcoming Olympic Games: London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, and PyeongChang 2018.The EB made a number of decisions during the meeting, including the selection of Tsunekazu Takeda (Japan), IOC AND IPC SIGN AGREEMENT EXTENSIONEB PROPOSES FIVE NEW IOC MEMBERSOLYMPIC MUSEUM OPENS ON THE HELVÉTIEAbove The Olympic Museum's collections can now be viewed on the Helvétie, a Belle Époque boat on Lake Geneva, which has been turned into a floating museum while renovation work is carried out on the Museum buildingNEWS IN BRIEFIOC announces new Finance DirectorThe IOC has appointed Caroline Kuyper as its new Finance Director. A Swiss national of Dutch origin, Kuyper joins the IOC from Nestlé, the world's largest food and nutrition company, where she most recently held the position of Head of Finance for Research and Development, Innovation and Technology.IOC picks new Medical and Scientific DirectorThe IOC has appointed Dr Richard Budgett as its new Medical and Scientific Director, to replace Dr Patrick Schamasch who retires later this year. Dr Budgett will join the organisation on 1 November following the completion of his work as Chief Medical Officer at the London Organising Committee. Above The agreement was signed at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland The IOC and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have signed an extension to their current agreement, which will see the IOC support the IPC and the Paralympic Games through to 2020. The present accord, which runs through to 2016, will now be extended to the Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018 and the Summer Games in 2020.The agreement includes an increased financial contribution from the IOC and also the systematic inclusion of the IPC in programmes and activities such as Olympic Solidarity and Transfer of Knowledge, and greater cooperation in the areas of event planning and delivery.IOC President Jacques Rogge said: "The IOC and the IPC have had a long and strong relationship, and it is with great pleasure that that we are able to extend this agreement with the IPC and ensure that the Olympic and Paralympic Games continue to be held in the same host cities until 2020." 14 OLYMPIC REVIEW

The 8th edition of the IOC World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, later this year. The IOC, in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and in There will be an additional Grand Prize winner for the IOC's "Show Your Best" initiative - a global campaign and video competition to help build involvement with the Olympic Movement among young people and create the next generation of Olympic fans.Since the campaign launched in November 2011, there have been hundreds of submissions from more than 50 countries around the world, while over 13,000 people have voted for their favourite videos. In the campaign, people are encouraged to record videos of themselves demonstrating their personal best. Videos submitted are judged by Olympic athletes and the Grand Prize winner will win a trip for two to London as guests of the IOC for the London 2012 Summer Games. Submissions are judged on how well the video represents the Olympic values; how well it demonstrates the idea of AMSTERDAM TO HOST 8TH IOC WORLD CONFERENCE'SHOW YOUR BEST' CAMPAIGN ADDS NEW PRIZEAbove American Ryan Celestain was announced as the first winner of the IOC's 'Show Your Best' initiativecollaboration with the National Olympic Committee of the Netherlands, will host the event, which will highlight the importance of sport as a vehicle for social and economic development within the context of a sporting, educational and cultural framework. The theme of the Conference will draw on the value of sport in the broader forums of its societal impact, with emphasis on the role of family and local structures, and will focus on the UN Year of International Cooperatives, Energy for All and the Decade for Sustainable Education. The IOC has launched a new online community to increase engagement between Olympic fans worldwide and Olympic athletes.The Olympic Athletes' Hub (www.olympic.org/hub) is a searchable directory of Olympians that provides posts from their Facebook and Twitter accounts and other information designed to connect people with their favourite athletes. Fans can also unlock secret training tips from Olympic legends such as Nadia Comaneci, Edwin Moses or Yelena Isinbaeva.The more athletes that users "like" on Facebook or follow on Twitter through the site, the more points they receive, accumulating prizes such as virtual gold, silver and bronze medals.During the London 2012 Olympic Games, a special section will be created on the Hub where users can view what the athletes competing at the Games are saying on social media sites. In addition, for the first time ever at the Olympic Games, chats with athletes will take place from within the Olympic Village, connecting fans and Olympians in real time.IOC LAUNCHES OLYMPICATHLETES HUB"Showing Your Best"; and how inspiring the video is overall. Users can record, upload and share their talents and skills - whatever those may be - on the Olympic website.www.olympic.org/showyourbestOLYMPIC REVIEW 15