October 16 - Frankie Fredericks has been appointed as the chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, it was announced today.
The Namibian will be head of a six-person Commission that will oversee the preparations for the Games in the Argentinian capital after they were awarded the event in July, beating favourites Medellín from Colombia and Scotland's Glasgow.
He will be joined by 28-year-old Danka Bartekova, the Slovakian who won a bronze medal in the skeet shooting at London 2012 and only joined the IOC earlier this year as a member of the Athletes' Commission, which Fredericks used to chair.
Fredericks, 46, winner of 100 and 200 metres Olympic silver medals at Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996, recently resigned as President of Athletics Namibia to spend more time with his family in Germany and also to concentrate on his IOC career.
Fredericks will be joined by two other IOC members, China's Lingwei Li, winner of three world badminton titles, and Barry Maister, a member of New Zealand's hockey team that won the Olympic gold medals at Montreal 1976.
The Commission is completed by Adham Sharara, Canadian President of the International Table Tennis Federation, and Henry Nuñez, head of the National Olympic Committee of Costa Rica.
They will be representing the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations and Association of National Olympic Committees respectively.
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July 2013: Buenos Aires awarded 2018 Summer Youth Olympics ahead of Medellin and Glasgow