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Old 10-06-2009, 02:25 PM
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Beautiful pictures, i'm glad the royals are attending events to do with the IOC. I know they are the host country, but it's nice to see.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:15 AM
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Berlingske has an article that talks about the corruption scandals that some of the IOC members have been involved in, or have been accused of being involved in:
Kronprins Frederik på vej i dårligt selskab - Danmark

It says that this might not be a group of people that Crown Prince Frederik would want to associate with. It mentions the former IOC president Samaranch of Spain, who was a supporter of the the Spanish dictator Franco. It also says that members have been accused of tax fraud, smuggling, corruption, and murder (doesn't say which members-and only says that they have been accused).
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:46 AM
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Berlingske has an article that talks about the corruption scandals that some of the IOC members have been involved in, or have been accused of being involved in:
Kronprins Frederik på vej i dårligt selskab - Danmark

It says that this might not be a group of people that Crown Prince Frederik would want to associate with. It mentions the former IOC president Samaranch of Spain, who was a supporter of the the Spanish dictator Franco. It also says that members have been accused of tax fraud, smuggling, corruption, and murder (doesn't say which members-and only says that they have been accused).
Samarach's reign is mostly associated with the bad part of the commercialisation of the games, bringing along corruption, nepotism, hybris etc until he was more or less urged to go and replaced by Rogge to try and reinstall integrity. I thought that Madrid made a mistake by letting him do part of the pitch, whining about his age and urging people to give the games to Madrid for that reason, like a silly old fool who can't let go. He stands for the past and Rogge did well by getting rid of his Old Boy's Network and preventing his son, who is also an IOC member, from climbing ranks.

Frederik who has been labelled "lazy" many times seems be have lots of determination when it is about something he really wants or is interested in. Hopefully he will use his energy for the better of the IOC and not only become one of these huge egos within the organisation who are more interested in freebees and spin than the cause.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:23 AM
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It official, Prince Frederik has been elected new member of the International limpic Comittee.
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77 votes for him, 9 againts
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:23 AM
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Seems that Frederik just got elected, accoring to this live blogg:
LIVE BLOG: Final day at the IOC Session in Copenhagen | More than the games

08.58: St Lucia's Richard Peterkin is first to be confirmed following by the Crown Prince of Denmark. Hardly a shock that after members have enjoyed the delights of 'wonderful Copenhagen' for the past ten days.
However, nine members didn't vote for the heir to the Danish throne and six abstained. Maybe, they didn't like the food - or the weather.
08.55: The session is now considering six nominees to join the IOC membership.
All have been vetted by a nominating committee and their election is considered a formality.
Despite criticism that the organisation remains too euro-centric, they include Sweden’s Goran Petersson, the president of the International Sailing Federation, and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:40 AM
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I hope Prince Frederick will become a perfect candidate for the IOC!

I'm right, Prince Frederick has become a new member of the IOC!

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Crown Prince Frederik attends the start of the last day of the 121st IOC session (9/10/2009).

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Old 10-09-2009, 06:13 AM
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Congrats to him!!! He must be very happy!!

He's going to celebrate that good news tonight with his beautiful wife!
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Congratulations to Crown Prince Frederik.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:47 AM
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Here is the official confirmation of Frederik's election from the IOC website:

"The new IOC members are Richard Peterkin (St Lucia); HRH Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark; Habu Ahmed Gumel (Nigeria); Habib Abdul Nabi Macki (Oman); Lydia Nsekera (Burundi); and Göran Petersson (Sweden)."

ETA: Photo Gallery from JP.dk of the election announcement. There is a picture at the end of Frederik being congratulated by the Prince of Orange. Apparently a press conference with Frederik and IOC President Jacques Rogge (and I'm assuming the five other new members) at 15:00 Danish time.
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Congratulations to Frederik. He seemed to want this very much, hopefully now that he has got it he will continue to work hard and use his new position wisely.
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Congratulations to Frederick! I agree that he seemed to wish it a lot...
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I don't think Fred will have much time to celebrate with his wife because a report says that he flies out Friday night for Sydney, Australia. Congratulations to Fred.
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Congratulations to Frederik. I'm sure he's delighted.


I love the warmth between the pair.
It's a shame he has to fly out to soon.
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:48 PM
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This is great news, congrats to him.
Was it a tuff place to get?

Danish Crown Princess Mary and her husbond, newly elected member of the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) Crown Prince Frederik, is leaving amusementpark Tivoli in Copenhagen, Friday October 9 2009 after attending the farewell reception for the IOC members ending the last day of the 121st IOC session.

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Old 10-11-2009, 03:07 AM
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Here is a picture gallery and an article of Fred & mary at the concert in tivoli, last day of the IOC meetings - click here
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:26 AM
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Courtesy of PPE.

Crown Prince Frederik at the IOC press conference in Copenhagen (9/10/2009).

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Crown Prince Frederik holds a press conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (9-10/10/2009).

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:06 AM
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Frederik looks like a determined gentleman in those pictures.
I am ever so glad he got the position, though i don't think anyone thought he wouldn't get it.
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