Jordan’s Prince Among Six Proposed New IOC Members

  December 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm by

Prince Faisal of Jordan was nominated by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday for election at the IOC general assembly in Vancouver in February.

Faisal is the younger brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan and he is the President of Jordan’s Olympic Committee. His half-sister, Princess Haya, is already an IOC member and head of the International Equestrian Federation.

Also nominated were the secretary general of the New Zealand Olympic committee, Barry Maister; the President of the International Triathlon Union, Maria Casada Estupinan; an official of the Ethiopian national Olympic committee, Dagmawit Girmay Berhane; Chinese speedskater, Yang Yang; and the head of the Union Cycliste Internationale, Pat McQuaid.

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