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SBD/April 2, 2014/Olympics
Appointment Of USOC's Probst As IOC Press Chair A Sign Of Improved Relations
Published April 2, 2014
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TV GUIDE: Bach, who is interested in launching an Olympic network, named himself chair of the TV & New Media Commission. Former IOC President Jacques Rogge previously held that post and divided responsibility for rights negotiations between Bach, who oversaw Europe, and Carrion, who oversaw the U.S. and other markets. Bach did not make clear who would take over responsibility for those negotiations in the future. NBC holds the TV rights in the U.S. through the '20 Tokyo Games. New members of that committee, which is responsible for the bulk of IOC revenue, include Le Prince Feisal Al Hussein (Jordan), Habu Gumel (Nigeria), Juan Antonio Samaranch, Jr. (Spain), Gerardo Werthein (Argentina) and Zaiqing Yu (China). Ottavio Cinquanta (Italy) and John Coates (Australia) remain on the committee.
MORE MOVES: Other new chairs include Turkey’s Ugur Erdener (medical), Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera (women and sport), Great Britain’s Princess Anne (nominations), Belgium’s Baron Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant (audit), Coates (judicial, sport and law), Taiwan’s Wu Ching-Kuo (Olympic philately, numismatic and memorabilia commission), Werthein (radio and television) and Monaco’s Prince Albert (sport and environment).