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Muaythai gains provisional recognition from IOC

Date : 07 Dec 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland, December 6, 2016: The IOC Executive Board concluded the first day of a three-day meeting on Tuesday with a number of decisions taken on institutional matters.

NEW IOC RECOGNITIONS

The International Cheer Union (ICU) and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) were granted provisional IOC recognition for a period of three years by the Executive Board.

These two International Federations will now be able to receive funding from the IOC and can apply for development programmes. The full recognition has to be granted by the IOC Session. 

CHANGE OF NATIONALITIES

The EB approved the change of nationalities for two athletes who will compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics:

- Mr Jan HUDEC (Skiing), from Canada to Czech Republic
- Ms Katerina SMUTNA (Skiing), from Austria to Czech Republic 

NEW APPOINTMENT

Finally, the EB was informed of the appointment of Mr Samuel Schmid, former President of the Swiss Confederation, former Federal Council in charge of Army, Population and Sport and member of the IOC Ethics Commission, as new Chairman of the Inquiry Commission looking into allegations surrounding systematic doping at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.

Mr Schmid follows Guy Canivet – a former judge of the French Constitutional Court – who stood down from his position as Vice Chair of the IOC Ethics Commission and as Chair of the IOC Inquiry Commission for personal reasons. 

BUENOS AIRES 2018 YOG SPORTS PROGRAMME

Following the YOG Tripartite Working Group recommendations for the future of the YOG adopted by the IOC Session in Rio last August, the IOC EB agreed today to add dance sport, karate and sport climbing to the YOG Buenos Aires 2018 sports programme.

Source: www.olympic.org

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