POSTED: Monday January 3rd 2011
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IOC President, TV Negotiator Share #1 Spot on Golden 25 Most Influential for 2011

The looming deal for the U.S. rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics propel IOC President Jacques Rogge and Richard Carrion, the IOC’s lead negotiator, into the number-one ranking in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2011.

The looming deal for the U.S. rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics propel IOC President Jacques Rogge and Richard Carrion, the IOC’s lead negotiator, into the number-one ranking in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2011.

“With just three years left as IOC President, Jacques Rogge can shape the future of the organization beyond his tenure with a lucrative U.S. rights package for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics,” said ATR editor Ed Hula.

“Carrion has the job of organizing the bidding for the U.S. rights and meets regularly with the networks to stoke the interest in bidding to air Sochi and Rio de Janeiro.”

“NBC rights run through 2012, with at least two of its three competitors expected to make competitive bids. Carrion and Rogge will be working to see that those bids generate the cash they believe the Olympics are worth in the U.S.,” said Hula.

Rogge also will oversee the election of a host for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe and Olympic minister Hugh Robertson grabbed the number two spot in the Golden 25 for 2011, just a year ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

To view the complete Golden 25 list for 2011, visit http://www.aroundtherings.com/golden25.aspx.

The 2011 Golden 25 is the 15th consecutive year Around the Rings has named the personalities who will be the most influential for the Olympic Movement in the next year.

In the first edition in 1997, the late IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch - then at the peak of his 20-year tenure as head of the IOC - held the top spot.

"Over the years, a place on The Golden 25 has been one of the most coveted nominations in the Olympic Movement. We think it speaks to the reputation Around the Rings has built over the last 20 years as the single most authoritative publication focusing on the Olympics," said Publisher Sheila Scott Hula.

For the first time, ATR subscribers had the opportunity to vote for the person they think will be most-influential in the coming year.

The #1 Readers' Choice will be announced Mon., Jan 3 at 5 p.m. ET. To view Readers’ Choice votes and comments, visit AroundtheRings.com.

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