UN Secretary-General and IOC President Scheduled to Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Work is still in progress on the final paper, but the Memorandum of Understanding, which is scheduled to be signed next Monday, April 28th, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IOC President Thomas Bach at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, no doubt represents a “historic step”. The IOC will become a partner on an “eye-to-eye” level with the inter-governmental organization founded in 1945, which meanwhile has a total of 193 member states.
It would appear that the former IOC President, Jacques Rogge, is to be involved in future sport-
related activities of the United Nations. According to sport intern sources, it is expected that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the suggestion of Dr. Bach, will appoint the IOC’s Honorary President as Special Envoy for Sport and Refugees. Dr. Rogge will be commissioned to implement a global program, which apparently will be largely financed by the IOC.
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