POSTED: August 1st 2015

Olympics: Day 2 of 128th IOC Session features Games reports and governance

DR. ERIC C. SCHWARZ at the KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTER (KLCC) / Sports Features Communications 

(SFC)  Day two of the 128th IOC Session here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia started with an acknowledgement of members of the IOC family who has passed away over the past months, an asked the Full Assembly to stand for a moment of silence.

This was followed by IOC Member from China Zaiqing YU, speaking on behalf of the other Chinese IOC members, expressing their sincere gratitude for their support and trust to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing and Zhangjiakou.    This was followed IOC Member Patrick Baumann from Switzerland, on behalf of his colleagues, to express their gratitude - and that of Switzerland - for providing them with the honor of hosting the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne.

The members excused for this meeting, as well as the approval of minutes from the 127th IOC Session in Monaco, took place.  A report from IOC President Thomas Bach was provided to the IOC Members in written form.

This was followed by the final report of the organizing committee of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games; followed by an update from the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee - as well as Chair of the Coordination Commission, Nawal El Moutawakel from Morocco; a report by the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Committee, including comments from the Chair of the Coordination Commission, Gunilla Lindberg from Sweden; and afterward, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee provided their update, which included a presentation by the Chair of the Coordination Commission, John Coates of Australia.

Following the break for lunch, governance was the focus of the first part of the afternoon session..  The ethics section started with Chair of the Ethics Commission, Yusufa Ndiaye of Senegal, presenting his report.  Second was the election for the new members of the Ethics Commission.  While votes were counted, the Chair of the Audit Committee Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant of Belgium provided his report, followed thereafter by the Finance Committee report provided by Chair Ser Miang Ng of Singapore. 

Members elected to the Ethics Commission were announced.  They include Chair Yusufa Ndiaye of Senegal; Vice Chair Guy Canivet of France; and committee members Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant of Belgium; Geert Corstens of Luxembourg; Francisco Elizalde of the Philippines; Robin Mitchell of Fiji; Patricia O'Brien of Ireland; Pál Schmitt of Hungary; and Yang Yang of China.

This was succeeded by the final report of the organizing committee of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games; followed by an update report from the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games, including comments from the Chair of the Coordination Commission, Angela Ruggiero of the United States of America; with the final presentation of the session from the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games, including the Chair of the Coordination Commission, Frank Fredericks from Namibia.

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DR. ERIC C. SCHWARZ is a tenured Senior Lecturer of Sport Management at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.  He has been an academician for 15 years in the areas of sport business management, international tourism, and hospitality management - with special focus on the areas of sport marketing, sport finance, tourism, and facility/event management.  He speaks globally and is the author of numerous publications in these areas, as well as been actively involved in consulting projects working with a multitude of sport and community organizations ranging from grassroots efforts to hallmark events.  

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