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Covering IOC Session in Buenos Aires

TWOD visited the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At this IOC Session there were several important milestons to be set and new opportunities for interviews with some of the insiders about the status on athletes medical health, new rules and the challaneges ahead. Professor Ljungqvist made his last official report as Chairman of IOC Medical Commission...two years after the IOC rule stipulates that members have to withdraw due to age (80). However, Professor Ljungqvist was asked by President Jacques Rogge already in 2011 to stay as Chairman after his 80th birthday up until this session in 2013. This prolonged stay “in office” is in fact a unique exception from the IOC rules. IOC President Jacques Rogge stepped down from position as President and was strongly recognized for his legacy with a zero tolerance anti-doping message as one of the strongest messages to be carried on to the new President and era. IOC Member Thomas Bach was elected as the new IOC President by his colleagues, and it was said that President Thomas Bach asked Professor Ljungqvist to accept a second exception from the IOC age rule and stay as Chairman for yet another while...

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