|Sir Craig Reedie Elected Vice-President of IOC|
Thursday, 26 July 2012 13:32
Britain's Sir Craig Reedie, a member of the London Olympics organising committee board, was elected as an International Olympic Committee vice-president on Thursday along with Nawal El Moutawakel.
Sir Craig exclusively told iSportconnect: "To be elected as a Vice President of the International Olympic Committee is the greatest possible honour at any time - but from a personal point of view the honour is greatly enhanced to be elected in London before the Olympic Games which have been such a wonderful project for me for many years."
Reedie, 71, a top class badminton player in his youth, lobbied successfully for the sport's introduction at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Moroccan Nawal El Moutawakel, 50, who won the inaugural women's 400 metres hurdles gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, was elected to the other vacant vice-president's position.
El Moutawakel, who four years ago became the first woman from a Muslim nation voted onto the executive board, now becomes the first to reach the vice presidency.
"I am deeply honored," said El Moutawakel, who heads the IOC's coordination commission for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "I will continue to promote the Olympic movement with passion and devotion and energy. You can count on me."
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