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FIA joins International Olympic Committee

Jean Todt: I am delighted the FIA is now part of the Olympic family as this is a confirmation of the strength of our sporting credentials as well as a recognition of the values of Respect, Excellence and Friendship which we actively share with the Olympic movement.

The FIA, F1's governing body, has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee, it was announced on Wednesday.

The IOC recognition will be provisional initially for a period of two years. The IOC has also invited the FIA to introduce as soon as it is possible an Athlete's Commission so as to make the recognition permanent.

“The FIA strongly shares the Olympic sporting values as expressed by the IOC and aimed at developing a better understanding between communities worldwide,” read an FIA statement. “With this is mind the FIA affirms its commitments to respect the Olympic Charter.”

“I am delighted the FIA is now part of the Olympic family,” added FIA president Jean Todt, “as this is a confirmation of the strength of our sporting credentials as well as a recognition of the values of Respect, Excellence and Friendship which we actively share with the Olympic movement.”

Todt will now send a letter to the 129 national sporting club members of the FIA, inviting them to respect and share the values of the Olympic movement.

The FIA will also now participate in the activities of the IOC and its relevant commissions.



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Googolplex

January 12, 2012 12:47 PM

As Bernie sits there counting how many millions he has been able to extract from the F1 commercial rights, he must be scratching his head about how the FIA propose to now seek to enforce the IOC aim of opposing all commercial abuse of sport. In fact he is probably also wondering about the requirement to promote high ethical standards and the obligation to place sport at the service of all humanity, etc. LOL

JJJ - Unregistered

January 12, 2012 2:32 PM

So does the winner of the British GP get an olympic medal this year? I'm kinda missing the point of the FIA becoming a member of the IOC when racing will never be an olympic sport.



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