IOC President Thomas Bach © IOC

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports activities Options Communications

(SFC) The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) Government Board
(EB) assembly in Lausanne confirmed that the institution of the Unbiased
Testing Authority (ITA), has gone ahead and the EB authorised its enterprise

The ITA is an unbiased non-for-revenue Swiss Basis that may present
doping management providers to Worldwide Federations (IFs) and Main Occasion
Organisations (MEOs) to strengthen World Anti-Doping Code in an autonomous and harmonized

IOC Medical and Scientific Director Dr. Richard Budgett defined
to the press that the ITA is about to be in place previous to the PyeongChang 2018 winter
Olympics happening in Korea in February of subsequent yr. And will probably be
chargeable for doping management nevertheless sanctioning will fall beneath the Courtroom of
Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at PyeongChang 2018, as was with Rio 2016 final yr.

One other level that was authorised by the board was the IOC
Needle Coverage and the IOC Coverage relating to sure Nationwide Olympic Committee’s
(NOCs) Scientific and Medical Gear for PyeongChang 2018.

5 athletes change nationality previous to the PyeongChang
2018 Olympic winter Video games:  

Ms Ekaterina Avvakumova (biathlon), from Russia to Korea;

Mr Florent Claude (biathlon), from France to Belgium;

Mr Tomaz Druml (snowboarding / Nordic Mixed), from Austria to

Mr Timofei Lapshin (biathlon), from Russia to Korea; and

Mr Steven Theolier (snowboarding  / alpine snowboarding), from
France to the Netherlands.

Dr. Jacques Rogge steps down from UN publish

IOC Honorary President Dr. Jacques Rogge for private causes didn’t renew his mandate as particular envoy of the UN
Secretary-Common for Youth, Refugees and Sport, which ended on 30 June.

Nevertheless the IOC stays dedicated to the very profitable refugee program that launched at Rio 2016 and
talks are within the works for a possible Refugee Olympic Workforce for Tokyo 2020, and
it’s reinforcing its efforts with the United Nations, particularly with UNHCR
in refugee camps around the globe. 

The NOC of Qatar threw its help behind the IOC refugee packages
along with the NOC and authorities of Liechtenstein and numerous others
might be a part of them as talks are continuing.

Olympic Coaches

The EB additionally helps the institution of IOC Coaches
Lifetime Achievement Awards as proposed by the IOC Athletes’ Entourage

The award will acknowledge one retired feminine coach and one
retired male coach who’ve “excellent achievements and contribution to an
athletes’ lifetime of coaches to athletes’ life and the Olympic Motion”.

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-six years of expertise
within the Olympic Motion, previously on the European Olympic Committees with
SportEurope beneath former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario
Pescante. She labored with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and in addition
managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge throughout his marketing campaign for the

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