Germany’s was elected president of the International Olympic Committee in succession to the outgoing Jacques Rogge. In an election at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Bach won a majority of 49 votes in the second round, placing him well ahead of Puerto Rico’s Richard Carrion, in second place with 29 votes. Singapore’s Ser Miang Ng gained six votes, Switzerland’s Denis Oswald five votes and Ukraine’s Sergey Bubka four votes. Chinese Taipei’s Ching-Kuo Wu was eliminated after the first round of voting.
a leading Brazilian journalist, was appointed as communications director for Rio 2016, the organising committee for the next summer Olympic Games. Andrada replaced Carlos Villanova, who returned to work for the Brazilian government after more than two years on the Rio 2016 project.
Sir Philip Craven,
Great Britain’s will battle it out with incumbent also of Great Britain, for the presidency of the International Paralympic Committee at an election later this year. They are the only two candidates for the presidency, with the election scheduled for November 24, during the IPC Congress in Athens, Greece. There were fresh concerns over Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for hosting the 2016 Olympic Games after the resignation of the head of the public body co-ordinating planning for the event. It was announced that
who led the Olympic Public Authority (APO), had quit in a letter handed to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.
the UK’s International Olympic Committee executive committee member and former chair of the British Olympic Association, was nominated by the IOC to become the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, replacing Australia’s John Fahey, who was nominated by the governments that back WADA. Reedie survived a late challenge from Edwin Moses, the former double Olympic and world 400m hurdles champion, who has a strong anti-doping track record, and was appointed chair of the board of directors of the US Anti-Doping Agency in September last year.