On 28 July 2000, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne nominated 14 candidates, from a candidature of 48 proposals, for membership to the IOC from the ranks of International Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs), in accordance with the reforms voted by the 110th Session in December 1999.
The IOC Session, the assembly of all its members, will vote to elect these candidates as IOC members during the 111th Session in Sydney, September 11-13, 2000. The IOC members also will vote to elect on September 30, 2000, eight active athletes who will have been themselves elected as members of the Athletes' Commission by the athletes participating in the Sydney Olympic Games.
The candidates for IOC membership are:
Tamas Ajan, Hungary, Secretary General, IWF
Alfredo Goyeneche, Spain, President, NOC
Bruno Grandi, Italy, President, FIG
Seyed Mostafa Hashemi Taba, Iran, President, NOC
Paul Henderson, Canada, President, ISAF
William Hybl, USA, President, NOC
Gian Franco Kasper, Switzerland, President, FIS
Kipchoge Keino, Kenya, President, NOC
Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Brazil, President, NOC
Lassana Palenfo, Ivory Coast, President, NOC
Henri Serandour, France, President, NOC
Robert Steadward, Canada, President, IPC
Zaiqing Yu, China, Vice President, NOC
Of the 35 International Federations, candidates from only 5 are nominated. The International Sailing Federation is delighted to be one of those sports and that Paul will continue to support sailing at the highest echelons.
The Executive Board and the Nomination Commission expressed their disappointment at the lack of nominations by IFs and NOCs of women for candidates to the IOC. The Executive Board reaffirmed its commitment to the promotion of women at the highest level of sport's competition. The Executive Board has designated Ms. Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the IOC, to look into the matter and report to the Executive Board at the earliest possible time.