Mitchell eyes position in IOC Executive Board

By: Irfaan Khan


Mitchell 1Oceania National Olympic Committee President Doctor Robin Mitchell has confirmed his interest in replacing Patrick Hickey as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s ruling Executive Board.

Mitchell who is also the President of Fiji Hockey Federation will be one of six candidates standing for three positions but is likely to run unopposed for the position representing the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).

The 71-year-old was re-elected for a third term as President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees earlier this year and has served as an IOC member since 1994.

He is therefore not constrained by the age limit of 70 introduced for members who joined after 1999.

Mitchell, a former hockey player, is also vice-president of ANOC and chair of the ANOC Medical Commission.

An election for new IOC Executive Board members is scheduled for the final day of the Session on Saturday.

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