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Friday, November 04, 2016
Singleton New IOC Athletes' Commission Member

Bermuda Olympian Patrick Singleton was formally inducted alongside the other eight new members International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission in Lausanne.

Singleton the World Olympian Association Treasurer receive a Rio2016 participation certificate & medal during the induction.

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, along with German fencer Britta Heidemann, Hungarian swimmer Daniel Gyurta, South Korean table tennis player Ryu Seung-min and New Zealand's BMX cyclist Sarah Walker,

Egyptian modern pentathlete Aya Medany and Jordan taekwondo ace Nadin Dawani along with Singleton were inducted.

India's Saina Nehwal and Argentina's Luis Scola both missed what would have been their first meeting.

London 2012 singles bronze medalist Nehwal has already made clear that she was not attend as she is preparing for Superseries tournaments in China and Hong Kong.

Scola, an Olympic gold medalist at Athens 2004, is busy playing for National Basketball Association side Brooklyn Nets.

The meeting, took place at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, and was the first since United States' Angela Ruggiero replaced Germany's Claudia Bokel as chair.

A series of "strategic workshops" are due to take place from Saturday (November 5) onwards.

It can be expected that anti-doping will form a major part of discussions after a year dominated by the ongoing investigations into allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Isinbayeva has been a fierce critic of Russia's suspension and has frequently denied the allegations.

Other Athletes' Commission colleagues have been far more critical, however, with Britain's Adam Pengilly, the only IOC member to have voted against a motion of confidence in the body's ruling Executive Board's stance towards Russia during August's IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro.
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