POSTED: December 9th 2009
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IOC considers new members: Prince Feisal of Jordan on the list

Prince Feisal of Jordan delivering his opening address at the latest Generations For Peace camp / Image: Generations For Peace
Prince Feisal of Jordan delivering his opening address at the latest Generations For Peace camp / Image: Generations For Peace


SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

LAUSANNE, Dec. 9: The IOC has put forth the names of six potential new members to its 112 strong assembly that will be voted on at the Vancouver session in February. This will take place prior to the opening of the winter Games.  

At the top of the list is Prince Feisal of Jordan, leader of the groundbreaking Generations For Peace humanitarian organization and president of the NOC of Jordan, his sister, Princess Haya, is also IOC member and president of the FEI international equestrian federation.

Other names up for IOC membership consideration are: Yang Yang of China, two-time Olympic gold medalist in women’s short track speedskating, Pat McQuaid of Ireland, president of UCI cycling federation, Barry Maister, secretary general of the New Zealand NOC and former field hockey gold medallist; Maria Casada Estupinan of Spain, head of the ITU International Triathlon Union; and Dagmawit Girmay Berhane, an official of the Ethiopian NOC.

Four members are set to retire at the end of the year so the new six could bring the membership number to 114, including 20 women. Among other responsibilities, the IOC members vote for the selection of Olympic host cities.



Keywords · IOC · Prince Feisal · Princess Haya · Yang Yang · Pat McQuaid · Barry Maister · Maria Casada Estupinan · Dagmawit Girmay Berhane


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