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Old 10-04-2006, 06:55 PM
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Crown Prince Frederik - A Candidate for the IOC?

Acording to an article in the Danish Newspaper Politiken Thursday, Crown Prince Frederik has agreed to be the next Danish candidate, for the International Olympic Committee.

If elected he will follow Kai Holm, who says that he have been working on the idea for a few years now. Acording to the article, all parties have signed on to the idea, including The Minestry of Culture and The Prime Minister's Office, as well as the Queen and perhaps most importently Crown Prince Frederik himself.

The candidacy has also been "accepted" by the president of the IOC Jacques Rogge, who says he will support it, giving Frederik a good chance of being elected.

The Crown Prince has a few years to practice for the job, as the vote wont take place until the next IOC congress in 2009, conviniently hosted by the city of....Copenhagen...

http://politiken.dk/archive/00152/Ko..._f_152988c.jpg




Good luck, Freddy....

http://politiken.dk/sport/article182016.ece
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:12 PM
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Thanks for informing us Tricota!
Nice idea. The IOC seems to be one of the favoured NGOs among royals. And since Frederik has a passion for sailing and seems to be rather sporty this could be a field of activity that releases his energies (..finally).
I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
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But if this goes thru and he is offered the position, does this not mean that he will actually have to work......like on a daily basis???
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:33 PM
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But if this goes thru and he is offered the position, does this not mean that he will actually have to work......like on a daily basis???
I doubt that the work of an IOC member is overly stressful on a daily basis. In periodes it can be a bit hectic, but they normaly lead a very comftable life, with nice hotels and good food.

Anyways, what is wrong with work? And what is this idea that people have, the Frederik is lazy? Sure he likes to play, but he had worked fulltime (or studdied) for most of his adultlife...And I doubt anyone can quilify for the special forces in the army, if they are lazy...
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:27 AM
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And what is this idea that people have, the Frederik is lazy? Sure he likes to play, but he had worked fulltime (or studdied) for most of his adultlife...And I doubt anyone can quilify for the special forces in the army, if they are lazy...
I agree with you Tricota; I don't get it why people are considered lazy when they don't appear non-stop in media coverage. Sounds to me like an urban legend of sorts about Frederik being lazy has been started on royalty forums. Surely, none of us seriously believe that royals only 'work' when there is a photographer nearby to take a picture of it? Doesn't bode well for most male royals in these days where there is so much focus on what the princesses are doing/wearing/weighing.....
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:04 PM
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Crown Prince Frederik announces he has been nominated to become Denmark's next International Olympic Committee member, at a press conference in Copenhagen, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006

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Old 10-05-2006, 12:14 PM
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Oh, relax people. I never said he does not work or that he is lazy. It was "implied". major difference. he could be as busy as a bee for all I care.
It just seems that for every 5 appearances that his wife does, he "may" do one appearance.
For all I know,they can do the same amount of appearances, but they publish Mary's appearances more than Fred's because they can comment on her clothes, hair, shoes, accessories, ect. ect. more than they can on Fred's.
Who knows, who cares......I'm just going off of what pictures and news is posted her from the media.
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Old 10-05-2006, 01:44 PM
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Oh, relax people. I never said he does not work or that he is lazy. It was "implied". major difference. he could be as busy as a bee for all I care.
It just seems that for every 5 appearances that his wife does, he "may" do one appearance.
For all I know,they can do the same amount of appearances, but they publish Mary's appearances more than Fred's because they can comment on her clothes, hair, shoes, accessories, ect. ect. more than they can on Fred's.
Who knows, who cares......I'm just going off of what pictures and news is posted her from the media.
I know, and perhaps I shhould have been more clear, but I was not just talking about you. It is something that i have read several times over the last few months, from people in other threads, and there is clearly someone who feels that he is lazy...
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Old 10-05-2006, 10:56 PM
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A top position at the International Olympic Committee could be in the cards for Crown Prince Frederik
http://www.cphpost.dk/get/98290.html
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:22 AM
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That position sounds great. Good luck to Copenhagen on their bid for the Games!
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:28 AM
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I doubt that the work of an IOC member is overly stressful on a daily basis. In periodes it can be a bit hectic, but they normaly lead a very comftable life, with nice hotels and good food.

Anyways, what is wrong with work? And what is this idea that people have, the Frederik is lazy? Sure he likes to play, but he had worked fulltime (or studdied) for most of his adultlife...And I doubt anyone can quilify for the special forces in the army, if they are lazy...
I agree with you. And why shouldn't CP Frederik manage it when CP Wilhelm Alexander has done it for many years for the Netherlands?
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Frederik's candidacy is front page news in Berlingske Tidende today; the commentary of the newspaper's sports reporter is that it is a unique chance for Denmark to keep the seat in IOC whic Denmark may otherwise lose once the present incumbent Kai Holm has to retire due to age.

The political comment from the newspaper is whether CP Frederik and his advisors have thought this scenario through sufficiently in view of the Danish royal family's completely non-political role - and not least in view of the entire IOC environment with frequent allegations of corruption, greed and commercialism.

But I personally think that if the Dutch CP can steer through this, Frederik should be able to as well.

By the way, in the interview Frederik is asked whether he can confirm that the former Danish IOC member, Niels Holst-Søren, tried to 'persuade a representative from the royal family to enter the IOC eight years ago'. Frederik replies 'Yes, I heard about it at the time. But it wasn't an idea I could support then. At the time I said that I would wait and see. At the time, the IOC was moreover even more politically disreputable so I decided not to comment on anything'
(my translation)
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I know, and perhaps I shhould have been more clear, but I was not just talking about you. It is something that i have read several times over the last few months, from people in other threads, and there is clearly someone who feels that he is lazy...
Just because his wife is in the ligth of the press it dos not mean that Frederik is not working at all.
Has it never been an thought for the people who always finde time to critic Frederik that he migth be attending alot of meetings in the week ???
Ther is alot of funktions as a CrownPrince not just in the press but also out of the press..PLEAS have that in minde the next time you finde CP Frederik lazy
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Just because his wife is in the ligth of the press it dos not mean that Frederik is not working at all.
Has it never been an thought for the people who always finde time to critic Frederik that he migth be attending alot of meetings in the week ???
Ther is alot of funktions as a CrownPrince not just in the press but also out of the press..PLEAS have that in minde the next time you finde CP Frederik lazy
Please read exactly what I write againg. I am getting tired of defending my self and thing I never even said....
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Tricota, the way I read H.M. Margrethe's post she was just elaborating on the same view that you had just expressed; I think we are on the same 'wave length' here!
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Old 10-06-2006, 02:59 PM
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Tricota, the way I read H.M. Margrethe's post she was just elaborating on the same view that you had just expressed; I think we are on the same 'wave length' here!
Well...Then why reply to my post...? Ah, anyways, I think he is doing a great job, and I think he will be great for this... Sorry if I was a bit bitchy...It happens...
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I think that Royal Stud Fred will be just marvelous at this job.
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According to this article in Avisen, the Danish Sporting League (Dansk Idræts-Forbund) isn´t too sure about nominating CP Frederik as the Danish IOC member. As a reason they have his lack of communication skills, The DIF even goes so far as to suggest the CP should follow a course where he will learn how to make coherent sentenses. I believe the article also says that they had a talk with the Court Marshal about it.
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According to this article in Avisen, the Danish Sporting League (Dansk Idræts-Forbund) isn´t too sure about nominating CP Frederik as the Danish IOC member. As a reason they have his lack of communication skills, The DIF even goes so far as to suggest the CP should follow a course where he will learn how to make coherent sentenses. I believe the article also says that they had a talk with the Court Marshal about it.
uuppps - maybe Mary can do the speeches etc on his behalf
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do not think mary writes her speeches from a to z, but this is about being able to "talk" comprehensively. I almost feel a bit sory for him, it rather embaressing. I the old days it would have been hushed up and they would have him tag along.
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