As Vitaly SMIRNOV (RUS) had reached the end of his four year term on the EB and Un Yong KIM (KOR) had resigned from the IOC, there were two Vice-President positions up for election during this Session. The IOC members who stood for election to these positions were Richard Kevan GOSPER (AUS), Chiharu IGAYA (JPN), Lambis V. NIKOLAOU (GRE) and Ching-Kuo WU (TPE). Following the vote by the Session, NIKOLAOU and IGAYA were elected to the position of Vice-President of the IOC.
There was also a vote for the position of ordinary EB member due to the term of NIKOLAOU coming to an end. The two candidates for this post were Iván DIBÓS (PER) and NG. Following the withdrawal of DIBÓS before the vote, NG was elected by vote to the EB as an ordinary member.
|Barbara KENDALL's membership
of the IOC has been confirmed
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The Session also confirmed the election of KENDALL as an IOC member. She replaced Susie O'NEILL (AUS) on the IOC's Athletes' Commission following the resignation of O'NEILL from the IOC and the Athletes' Commission at the beginning of the year. KENDALL was elected to the Commission because the Commission's rules dictate that the replacement shall be the athlete from the same continent, who had the next highest number of votes in the election in which the member was elected. KENDALL therefore joined the Athletes' Commission meeting in June in Lausanne and is now an IOC member.