Sunday, May 15, 2016

Olympic Rules Question Reedie's IOC Presidency

Olympic Rules Question Reedie's IOC Presidency


A recent press release published by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has indicated that the maximum age of a potential IOC Board applicant is capped at 70 years old. This age restriction would prohibit Vice President of the IOC, Craig Reedie, from being on the IOC Board.

Reformation to the rules were made with the hope of ensuring that IOC Board Members reflect a modern view of perspectives related to the Olympic Games. Although the rationale for the IOC to make this modification has not faced serious criticism, one has to question whether it's current Board truly reflects this ideology.

Craig Reedie has served as the IOC vice president for four years, and has years of previous experience on the IOC board. However at age 75, many believe it may be time for Reedie to move on from the IOC and fully invest his time to his position on the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Should the IOC move forward with their restricted application process, their board members must also be held accountable. Should Reedie resign from his position on the IOC? If you have views on the matter, submit your opinions to ESPN.

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