POSTED: July 23rd 2012

Mario Pescante finalizes his resignation as IOC vice-president

Mario Pescante has been a leading figure in Italian sport for decades
Mario Pescante has been a leading figure in Italian sport for decades

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

July 23 – During the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board meeting taking place in London, Mario Pescante, finalized his resignation as vice-president.

Pescante tendered his resignation following the government’s lack of support behind the Rome 2020 Olympic bid earlier this year.

IOC President Jacques Rogge regretted the decision by Pescante to leave his position as vice-president but he acknowledged and thanked him for his valuable contribution to the IOC and especially for his work as chairman of the international relations commission.

Rogge and Pescante have a long history of working together first at the European Olympic Committee (EOC) starting back in 1989 then afterwards when Rogge was elected President in Moscow in 2001 and Pescante was elected as vice-president in Copenhagen in 2009.

Pescante will also be awarded the annual prize by the US Olympic Truce Foundation for his work with peace and sport on August 1st during the Olympic Games.  

He has served as a Deputy in the Italian Parliament since 2006 and President of the European Union Commission of the Italian Parliament since 2008.

Keywords · Mario Pescante · Jacques Rogge · IOC

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