If you get the right information, you can probably make the right decisions in all three IOC polls.
There are three important decisions to be made by the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early next month.
Over the next few weeks I am going to offer you some basic information, some PR stuff (see below :), some exclusive stuff (see below and check the blog), a lot of rumors, analysis and as much independent journalistic research as I am able to do.
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For now, some basic stories:
- Wer regiert den Weltsport? Teil 1: Wladimir Putin, Marius Vizer und Scheich Ahmad Al-Sabah
- Gartenparties bei Scheich Ahmed und Präsident Jacques
- Withering whispers of IOC members: ABB. Anything But Bach?
- Bildergeschichte vom IOC (3): “Mamma mia, what an exhibition!”
- Masters of the IOC universe: Putin, Gazprom, oligarchs and sheikhs
Some polls, basic information, PR and useful links – please, take your time! Have your vote, please.
1) 125th IOC SESSION BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
2) ELECTION OF THE 9th IOC PRESIDENT (all six presidential manifestos have been published on this blog first, worldwide exclusive)
Who should become the 9th IOC president? - Wer soll am 10. September 2013 in Buenos Aires IOC-Präsident werden?
- Der Stabhochspringer: Sergej Bubka (Ukraine)
- Der Ruderer: Denis Oswald (Schweiz)
- Der Lobbyist: Thomas Bach (FDP)
- Der Segler: Ser Miang Ng (Singapur)
- Der Banker: Richard Carrión (Puerto Rico)
- Der Architekt: Ching-Kuo Wu (Taiwan)
3) ELECTION OF THE HOST CITY FOR THE GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD IN 2020
Which city will become the host city of the Olympic Games 2020? - Wer wird Gastgeber der Olympischen Sommerspiele 2020?
(Usually those websites don’t link to each other.)
4) ELECTION OF AN ADDITIONAL SPORTS FOR THE 2020 PROGRAM
Which sports should be added to the Olympic program 2020? - Welche Sportart sollte in das Programm der Olympischen Sommerspiele 2020 aufgenommen werden?
- Softball and Baseball
Another sign of lack of transparency: the IOC has not published the report of the Program Commission so far.
- IOC-countdown (19 days): all you need is … information about the IOC Session 2013 and its decisions #IOCpresidency #OG2020 #2020sports | SportSquare | 24.08.2013
- IOC-Countdown (14 Tage): die Ruhe vor dem Sturm : sport and politics | 27.08.2013
- IOC-Countdown (11 Tage): Kandidat mit Säbel oder: Bach lässt Anwalt Schertz schreiben (II) : sport and politics | 30.08.2013
- IOC-Countdown (immer noch 10 Tage): ich bin dann mal weg #BuenosAires2013 : sport and politics | 31.08.2013
- Buenos Dias, Argentina #IOC-countdown9 : sport and politics | 01.09.2013
- I am the right IOC president, because … : sport and politics | 10.09.2013