POSTED: February 25th 2016

Olympics: Bach amplifies the 2024 Evaluation Commission

Olympian sprinter and silver medalist Frank Fredericks will chair the 2024 Evaluation Commission © IOC
Olympian sprinter and silver medalist Frank Fredericks will chair the 2024 Evaluation Commission © IOC

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced the fourteen member Evaluation Commission that will oversee the bidding process for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The last commission for the 2020 Games was selected by former president Dr. Jacques Rogge and included seven members.

The commission will be led by Olympian sprinter Frankie Fredericks and include a number of experienced IOC members. Currently both Nawal El Moutawakel and Gunilla Lindberg are chairmen of two Olympic Games coordination commissions respectively Rio 2016 Summer Games and PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games.

 The line-up for 2024 includes International Basketball Federation (FIBA) President Patrick Baumann, International Triathlon Union (ITU) President Marisol Casado, Equestrian Gold medalist at the 2002 Asian Games Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski, Olympic Gold medal swimmer Kirsty Coventry, IOC Executive Board Member Ugur Erdener, Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission member Habu Gumel, Badminton World Federation (BWF) President Poul-Erik Høyer, Paralympic Gold medalist Duane Kale,  New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith, Rio 2016 Executive Board Member Bernard Rajzman, and  PyeongChang 2018 Coordination Commission Member Tsunekazu Takeda.

The entourage for the 2024 evaluation process will also include a number of experts in various sectors relating to hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-five years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency.

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