Sierra Leone News, Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
Page added on July 28, 2012
The two Sierra Leone athletes Ola Sesay and Ibrahim Turay representing the country in this year’s Olympic Games in London are going to be among the 4,000 athletes to cast their votes during the IOC Athletes Commission Election before the end of the games on August 12th 2012. (Photo: l-r The Two Sierra Leonean athletes Ola Sesay and Ibrahim Turay)
The election is to elect 21 athletes that will represent the athletes within the Olympic Movement for eight years with the current members who have all finished their term of office.
According to the information gathered by this medium each voter will be asked to select four candidates from different sports to ensure a varied representation from the Olympic sports programme and the result will be announced on 9th August 2012 at 2pm in the International Zone in the Olympic Village.
Voting offices will be set up in the Olympic Village in London, the Olympic Sailing Village and the Olympic Rowing and Canoe Sprint Village as well as in the cities hosting the football competitions.
The IOC Athletes Commission was created in 1981 to give a voice within the Olympic Movement to the athletes. Led by its chairman, who has a place on the IOC Executive Board, the 20 member Commission represents the athletes and upholds their rights and obligations.
According to the information the IOC athletes Commission makes recommendations to and participates in the IOCs main commissions and working groups.
The commission also work in liaison with the athletes ‘commission of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations(Ifs),Continental Associations, International Paralympics Committee(IPC) and World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) and they also raises awareness among athletes of the fight against doping and host of other things.
By Bernard Turay in the UK
Stay with Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
© 2012, Sierra Express Media. All rights reserved.
Search This Site
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
ALSO IN THE NEWSRadisson Blu Mammy Yoko opens its doors to guests
On Tuesday April 15th, the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel, Freetown opened its doors after a complete refurbishment which focused on stylish and spacious interiors and a welcoming atmosphere. Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko is Sierra Leone’s first 5-star hotel and achieving those sort of standards has taken time and the entire refurbishment of the building […]
MORE STORIESNo Doctors at Connaught Hospital
HAVE YOUR SAYShare you views: What would you like to see more/less of on Sierra Express Media? Send us your ideas and include your name and the area you are writing from.
Our New Website Has a More Efficient LayoutWe invite you to give us your feedback
MORE NEWS HEADLINES