SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE MONTENEGRIN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Preparations for Vancouver according to plan
Yesterday in Podgorica was held session of the Executive Board of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee, chaired by the President Dušan Simonović. At the session were adopted reports from Mediterranean Games in Pescara and European Youth Olympic Festival in Finland. It was noted that Montenegrin athletes achieved extraordinary result by winning seven medals in Pescara, while appearance in Finland could be much better since best results were fourth place in discus by Danijel Furtula and seventh place in judo by Tanja Božović. Financial reports from both competitions were adopted. At the session was also noted that preparations for participation at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver are going according to plan. At the Games Montenegrin delegation will not be numerous, but it was noted that only participation at the event represents great success, since out of 211 memners of IOC, only about eighty have representatives at the Winter Olympic Games. EC was informed about preparations for the first Summer Youth Olympic Games to be held in Singapour in the middle of August.
At the session was also adopted report from 13th Congress of the Olympic Movement and 121st Assembly of IOC, held at the beginning of this month in Copenhagen, where, among others, Rio de Janeiro was elected host city of the OG 2116, and rugby and golf were once again listed in Olympic sports family, and Jacques Rogge won trust for one more term as head of IOC.
At the session was also agreed that regular session of MOC should be organised at the beginning of next year.
Initiative for joint election of the best
EC made the decision to propose to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Media and to Association of sport Journalists to jointly elect best senior athletes and teams in the future. Traditionally, MOC elects young Montenegrin athletes and teams in both categories. It was also agreed that MOC Commission should also propose 50 candidates for the Olympic Hope scolarship for 2010.