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2 July 2007, 12:00 pm
Nominations Finalized - Voting Starts on Friday 5 July
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ISAF Athletes Commission

The nominations for the ISAF Athletes' Commission have now been finalized, with the nomination deadline closing today, Monday 2 July, at 1600 hours UTC. Nominations have been received for each of the eleven Olympic events.
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The voting to determine the one representative for each of the 11 Olympic events will now take place during the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cascais, Portugal. Voting will commence at 1200 hours UTC (1300 hours BST) on Friday 6 July and will close at 2300 hours UTC (2400 hours BST) on Sunday 15 July 2007.

Nominated Athletes

The following are the candidates nominated to the ISAF Athletes' Commission by the deadline of 1600 hours UTC on Monday 2 July.

Where an Olympic event has only one candidate nominated, then that candidate is automatically elected to the ISAF Athletes' Commission. For all other Olympic events, online voting will take place amongst the athletes at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships to elect the candidate for each event.

The nominations are:

Star
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Brad NICHOL (USA) Andy HORTON (USA) Brad NICHOL (USA)
Torben GRAEL (BRA) Bill ALLEN ( USA) Claude BONANNI (USA)
Mark REYNOLDS (USA) Mark REYNOLDS (USA) Hal HAENEL (USA)
RS:X - Women
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Olga MASLIVETS (UKR) - ELECTED Olga MASLIVETS (UKR) Angeliki SKARLATOU (GRE)
RS:X - Men
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Benjamin BARGER (USA) - ELECTED Nick DEMPSEY (GBR) Ben BARGER (USA)
Laser Radial
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Laura BALDWIN (GBR) Ciara PEELO (IRL) Sari MULTALA (FIN)
Tania ELIAS CALLES (MEX) Paula DOUAT (COL) Andrey QUINTERO (COL)
Laser
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Roope SUOMALAINEN (FIN) Roope SUOMALAINEN (FIN) Jeff MARTIN (GBR)
Haris PAPADOPOULOS (CYP) Pavlos KONTIDES (CYP) Haris PAPADOPOULOS (CYP)
470 - Women
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Marcelien DE KONING (NED) - ELECTED Marcelien DE KONING (NED) Lobke BERKHOUT (NED)
470 - Men
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Andreas KOSMATOPOULOS (GRE) - ELECTED Andreas KOSMATOPOULOS (GRE) Sofia BEKATOROU (GRE)
Yngling
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Sofia BEKATOROU (GRE) - ELECTED Sofia BEKATOROU (GRE) Andreas KOSMATOPOULOS (GRE)
Tornado
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Konstantinos TRIGONIS (GRE) Iordanis PASCHALIDIS (GRE) Konstantinos TRIGONIS (GRE)
Enrique FIGUEROA (PUR) Santiago LANGE (ARG) Konstantinos TRIGONIS (GRE)
49er
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Peter KRUGER ANDERSEN (DEN) - ELECTED Pete SPAULDING (USA) Chris DRAPER (GBR)
Finn
Nominee Proposer Seconder
Dan SLATER (NZL) - ELECTED Dan SLATER (NZL) Marelien DE KONING (NED)

Voting

Voting will be undertaken to determine the athlete who will represent each of the Olympic events.

Only athletes officially entered to the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships are entitled to vote. Athletes shall only vote for a candidate to the ISAF Athletes' Commission in the event in which that athlete is entered to compete at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships. In order to access the online voting an athlete will be required to enter his/her ISAF Sailor ID and password. All votes will be scrutinized to ensure that this requirement has been complied with. If an athlete casts a vote for a candidate not in his/her event the vote will not be valid and will not be counted.

Each athlete may vote only once. The vote an athlete casts will be final and athletes may not change their vote having voted. Voting will be determined by simply majority, with the candidate receiving the most votes by 2300 hours UTC on Sunday 15 July elected as the event representative on the ISAF Athletes' Commission. The votes cast will not be made public.

In the case of a draw in the number of votes, the athlete who is highest on the ISAF World Sailing Rankings as at 27 June 2007 will be elected.

Voting will open at 1200 hours UTC (1300 hours BST) on Friday 6 July and will close at 2300 hours UTC (2400 hours BST) on Sunday 15 July 2007.

Voting will be accessible on: www.sailing.org/athletevoting

For a complete list of all the news about the ISAF Athletes' Commission and news related to the Athletes' Commission CLICK HERE.

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