At a press conference following today's Executive Board meeting, the IOC President said the main reason for not granting requests for additional events received by sports was because the Games has reached maximum capacity, "Most of the applications have been politely declined because all of the applications combined resulted in a potential accumulation of 720 athletes to the already 10,500 of Games. So we kindly said to the Federations, sorry but we cannot accommodate your request."
At today's press conference the IOC President also confirmed ISAF President Göran Petersson and HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, a member of the ISAF Events Committee, are amongst six persons to be nominated by the Executive Board as IOC Members. The recommendation of the Executive Board will be made to the current IOC Members who will vote on it at the next IOC Session to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark this October.
ISAF Secretary General Jerome Pels said: "Of course we're disappointed that our request to keep the 11th medal has not been accepted but we understand and respect the IOC's decision. We're sad to see the Multihull off the Olympic Programme for London 2012, but for 2016 Games there will be a new discussion on the events and equipment within ISAF with a possibility of a come back of the Multihull.
"We now look forward with great anticipation to the London 2012 Olympic Games. ISAF is working closely with the IOC and the London Organisers to ensure the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition builds on the successes achieved at Qingdao in 2008."
The 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will feature 380 athletes competing across the following 10 events, selected by the Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in November 2007:
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance - 49er
Men's Windsurfer - RS:X
Men's Keelboat - Star
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women's Keelboat Match Racing - Elliott 6m
Women's Windsurfer - RS:X
The IOC Executive Board is the body responsible for deciding on events and disciplines at the Olympic Games. It consists of the IOC President, four Vice-Presidents and ten other members, elected at the IOC Session. The IOC Session, which brings together all IOC Members, remains responsible for the composition of sports on the Olympic programme.
Find out more about the build up to the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition on the ISAF London 2012 microsite at www.sailing.org/london2012.