POSTED: January 13th 2010
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Rio 2016: Nawal El Moutawakel first women to chair coordination commission

Soccer icon Pele greeted Nawal El Moutawakel in Rio for the evaluation commission / Image: Rio 2016
Soccer icon Pele greeted Nawal El Moutawakel in Rio for the evaluation commission / Image: Rio 2016

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA, Jan. 13: IOC President Jacques Rogge has made Nawal El Moutawakel in charge of the commission set to over see the preparations for the Rio Games. She is the first woman ever to be put in charge of and IOC coordination commission.

Rogge said, "Nawal El Moutawakel is ideally suited to lead our highly experienced and multifaceted team of experts.

"As an Olympic gold medallist and Chair of the IOC Evaluation Committee for the last two Olympiads, she knows the Games inside and out, is well-acquainted with the Rio organisers and has the experience and leadership abilities to ensure that Rio is 100 per cent ready to host a fantastic Games in 2016," he added.

The former gold medal hurdler and sports minister chaired the evaluation commission for the 2016 bid cites and is very familiar with the Rio project plan.

El Moutawakel said, "I am delighted to have been named as Chair of the Commission and am confident our team will help Rio deliver a memorable Summer Games in 2016.

"Having chaired the Evaluation Committee for the 2016 Games, I have first-hand knowledge of the many strengths that Rio and Brazil have to offer, and together we will strive to showcase that to the world in six years’ time."

The commission will be a 17 member multi-national team of men and women coming from all areas of the Olympic movement.

The members of the Coordination Commission are as follows:
 
Chair
Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL (MAR)
 
Executive Director for the Commission
Gilbert FELLI (SUI) IOC Olympic Games Executive Director

Members (in alphabetical order)
Beatrice ALLEN (GAM)
Sergey BUBKA (UKR)
Richard L. CARRIÓN (PUR)
John D. COATES, AC (AUS)
Timothy Tsun Ting FOK (HKG)
Alex GILADY (ISR)
Greg HARTUNG (AUS)
Patrick Joseph HICKEY (IRL)
Nicole HOEVERTSZ (ARU)
Nat INDRAPANA (THA)
Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN (GUA)
Gunilla LINDBERG (SWE)
Julio César MAGLIONE (URU)
Alexander POPOV (RUS)
Francesco RICCI BITTI (ITA)
Ching-Kuo WU (TPE)





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