Rows mar ANOC meeting as Raña succession discussed

By Tom Degun at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London

Sheikh Ahmad_Al-Fahad_Al-Sabah_with_Mario_Vasquez_RanaFebruary 20 - Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has been lined up to replace Mexico's Mario Vázquez Raña as the National Olympic Committees (ANOC) President with Ireland's Patrick Hickey set to take his seat on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board.

Nigerian Olympic elections not recognised by IOC

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

September 19 - Confusion surrounds the election of Loughborough University graduate Sani Ndanusa as the new President of the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) with claims that the process is illegal and the results have been not recognised by the international Olympic Committee (IOC).

Kuwait suspended by IOC

January 7 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended Kuwait's Olympic Committee (KOC)  because of alleged political interference by the Government, they have announced.

Ghana ordered to hold new Olympic elections

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

December 9 - Ghana's Olympic Committee, who elected Francis Dodoo (pictured) as its new President in June, has been ordered to hold fresh elections within six months following a critical review by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).