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29 December 2005 – Suriname
Gerhard van Dijk and Guno van der Jagt were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Suriname Olympic Committee.

10 December 2005 – Zambia
Ms Miriam Moyo and Ms Hazel Kennedy were elected respectively President and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Zambia.

11 November 2005 – Bulgaria
Ms Stefka Kostadinova, Olympic High Jump Champion at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games and silver medallist at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, holder until today of the world record (2.09 m) she established back in 1987 in Rome, and Beltcho Goranov were elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee.

5 October 2005 – Great Britain
Colin Moynihan, former Sports Minister, Rowing Silver medallist at the Olympic Games of Moscow 1980, was elected for a first three-year mandate as President of the British Olympic Association.

October 2005 – Republic of Mongolia
Demchigjav Zagdsuren, President of the NOC of Mongolia, was appointed Adviser for Sports to the President of the Republic of Mongolia, Nambar Enkhbayar.

29 September 2005 – Spain
Alejandro Blanco was elected President of the Spanish Olympic Committee. Víctor Sánchez continues as Secretary General.

24 September 2005 – Morocco
Housni Benslimane was re-elected President of the Moroccan Olympic Committee and Abdelhadi Ghzali was elected Secretary General.

11 September 2005 – Niger
Mamadou Talata Doulla and Idé Issaka were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Niger.

31 August 2005 – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nadija Vukadinovic is the new President of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

10 August 2005 – Swaziland
Victor Musawenkhosi Shabangu was appointed Secretary General of the Swaziland Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association.

9 August 2005 – Chinese Taipei
Steven Shyh-Kwei Chen was appointed Secretary General of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee.

1st August 2005 – Czech Republic
Petr Hrubec was appointed Secretary General of the Czech Olympic Committee.

29 July 2005 – Serbia-Montenegro
Ivan Curkovic was elected President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro.

30 June 2005 – Botswana
Negroes Malealea Kgosietsila was re-elected President of the Botswana National Olympic Committee, and Moses Moruisi was elected Secretary General.

26 June 2005 – Nicaragua
Julio Rocha López and Carlos García Solórzano were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Nicaragua.

23 June 2005 – Ukraine
Sergey Bubka was elected President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.

17-18 June 2005 – ANOCA Elections
The General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa gathered in Accra, Ghana elected their new Executive Committee. The new ANOCA President is Mr Lassana Palenfo, President of the NOC of Côte d'Ivoire. The Secretary General and Treasurer General are respectively Mr Gustavo Dias Vaz da Conceição, President of the NOC of Angola, and Mr Patrick Chamunda, President of the NOC of Zambia - otherwise ANOC Executive Council member.

9 June 2005 – Jamaica
Michael Fennell and Neville McCook were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Jamaica Olympic Association.

4 June 2005 – Gambia
Alhaji A.B. Dandeh Njie and Alhaji Abdoulie Touray were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Gambia National Olympic Committee.

31 May 2005 – Angola
Gustavo Dias Vaz da Conceição was elected President of the Olympic Committee of Angola. Currently President of the Basketball NF, he is also a former ANOCA Technical Secretary.
Mário Rosa Rodrigues de Almeida continues as NOC Secretary General.

31 May 2005 – Togo
General Zoumaro Gnofame was re-elected President of the National Olympic Committee of Togo, a post he has been holding since 1995. Zoumaro Gnofame is also First Vice-President of ANOCA, and ANOC's representative in the IOC Sport and Environment Commission.

21 May 2005 – Australia
John Coates was re-elected President of the Australian Olympic Committee, a post he has been holding since 1991.

21 May 2005 – Chad
Moussa Aggrey was re-elected President of the Olympic and Sports Committee of Chad.

19 May 2005 – Italy
Gianni Petrucci was re-elected for a third consecutive mandate as President of the Italian National Olympic Committee, and Raffaele Pagnozzi was re-elected as Secretary General.

18 May 2005 – Argentina
Julio Cassanello was elected President of the Argentine Olympic Committee.
Chef de Mission to the Olympic Games of Atlanta 1996, Julio Cassanello, aged 66, is currently President of the Taekwondo N.F., and otherwise ANOC's representative in the IOC “Sport and Law” Commission.
He is succeeding Antonio Rodriguez, ANOC founding member in 1979, IOC member since 1990, who did not seek another mandate after 28 years at the head of the NOC of Argentina.
Hernan Jorge Ferrari continues as NOC Secretary General.

14 May 2005 – Congo
Raymond Ibata was re-elected President of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Congo, and Colonel Muramwa Joseph was elected Secretary General.
Raymond Ibata is otherwise, within ANOC, member of its Executive Council and member of its Working Group.

11 May 2005 – France
Henri Sérandour was re-elected for a fourth mandate as President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee, and Michel Vial was elected as Secretary General.

7 May 2005 – Hungary
Pál Schmitt and Tamás Aján were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Hungarian Olympic Committee.

27 April 2005 – Trinidad and Tobago
Michael Larry Romany and Brian Lewis were elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.

2nd April 2005 – Rwanda
Ignace Beraho and Freddy Somayire were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSR).
The re-elected President stated that the programme of the new four-year cycle will focus on the finalization of activities implemented during the previous cycle, as well as on making the most of the programmes offered by Olympic Solidarity, which is the main provider of funds to the CNOSR.

1st April 2005 – ONOC Elections
IOC Member in Australia Kevan Gosper [currently ANOC Vice-President for Oceania] was re-elected for a 5th term as President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC). Dr. Robin Mitchell (Fiji) [currently ANOC Executive Council member ] and Ricardo Blas (Guam) were re-elected unopposed as Secretary General and Vice-President respectively.
The newly elected Executive Committee members are Barry Maister (New Zealand), David Tevita Tupou (Tonga) [currently ANOC Executive Council member], Joe Carlo (Vanuatu) and Baklai Temengil (Palau). IOC Members Phil Coles (Australia), John Coates (Australia) and Tay Wilson (New Zealand) also continue to serve as Executive Committee members.

30 March 2005 – Netherlands Antilles
William Millerson was re-elected President and Imro van Wilgen elected Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of the Netherlands Antilles.

30 March 2005 – Cook Islands
Tekaotiki Matapo was re-elected President of the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee and David Lobb continues as Secretary General.

26 March 2005 – Qatar
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani was re-elected President of the Qatar National Olympic Committee, and Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani was re-elected Secretary General.

24 March 2005 – Japan
Tsunekazu Takeda was re-elected President of the Japanese Olympic Committee.

24 March 2005 – Armenia
Gagik Tsarukyan and Armen Grigoryan were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia.

23 March 2005 – Lebanon
Souhail Khoury and Makram Alamuddin were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Lebanese Olympic Committee.

23 March 2005 – Israel
Following the re-election of Zvi Varshaviak on December 19, 2004 as President of the Olympic Committee of Israel, Efraïm Zinger was appointed Secretary General on March 23 mars, 2005.

17 March 2005 – Belarus
Alexandre Lukashenko was re-elected President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, and George Katulin was elected Secretary General.

12 March 2005 – Turkey
Togay Bayatli and Ms Nese Gündogan were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey.

11 March 2005 – Austria
Leo Wallner was re-elected President of the Austrian Olympic Committee and Heinz Jungwirth continues as Secretary General.

11 March 2005 - Portugal
José Vicente Moura and Victor Fonseca da Mota were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Portugal.

11 March 2005 – Samoa
Vui Tapasu Leung Wai and Niko Palamo were elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Samoa National Olympic Committee and Sports Federation.

9 March 2005 - Cuba
José Ramón Álvarez Fernández and Ciro Pérez Hebra were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Cuban Olympic Committee.

5 March 2005 – Luxemburg
Marc Theisen and Marlyse Pauly were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Luxemburg Olympic and Sports Committee.

3 March 2005 – Georgia
Arkadi Patarkatsishvili was elected President of the Georgian National Olympic Committee and Emzar Zenaishvili was re-elected Secretary General.

3 March 2005 – Algeria
Mustapha Berraf and Mohamed Nacerddine Naidji were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Algerian Olympic Committee.

27 February 2005 – Poland
Piotr Nurowski, 59, a lawyer, former diplomat, and former President of the Athletics N.F., was elected President of the Polish Olympic Committee. Adam Krzesinski is the new Secretary General.

24 February 2005 – Uzbekistan
Rustam Kurbanov was elected President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Malik Babaev was re-elected Secretary General.

23 February 2005 – Colombia
Andrés Botero Phillipsbourne and Alberto Ferrer Vargas were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Colombian Olympic Committee.

22 February 2005 – Serbia-Montenegro
Philip Zepter was elected President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia and Montenegro, and Predrag Manojlovic was re-elected Secretary General.

21 February 2005 – Somalia
Farah Addo and Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi were re-elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Somali Olympic Committee.

14 February 2005 – Mexico
Felipe Muñoz Kapamas was re-elected President of the Mexican Olympic Committee by 92 votes against 56 to his rival Pascual Ortiz Rubio. A swimming olympic champion in 1968, Felipe Muñoz is otherwise a member of ANOC's Executive Council and a member of the ANOC Working Group.

14 February 2005 – Tajikistan
Shirinjon Mamadsafoev and Bahrullo Radzhabaliev were elected respectively President and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan.

14 February 2005 – Greece
Minos Kyriakou was elected President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee. He was the only candidate to the post. President of the Panellinios sports club, organiser of the Tsiklitiria Athletics Grand Prix event, owner of a media group that includes the Antenna private television channel, Minos Kyriakou has been a member of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) Council since August 2003. Emmanuel Katsiadakis was elected Secretary General.

4 February 2005 – China
Liu Peng, Minister of General Administration of Sport, aged 53, was elected President of the Chinese Olympic Committee.

17 January 2005 – Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev was re-elected President of the National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic and Agadjan Abiyev was re-elected Secretary General.

11 January 2005 – Czech Republic
Milan Jirasek was re-elected President of the Czech Olympic Committee.

8 January 2005 – Pakistan NOC Secretary General retires
Mr Muhammad Latif Butt, Secretary General of the Pakistan Olympic Association (NOC) retired from his position, for health reasons. Mr Abdul Khaliq Khan, hitherto Associate Secretary General, is performing the duties and functions of Acting Secretary General.

3 January 2005 – Mongolia
Demchigjav Zagdsuren was re-elected President of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee and Judger Otgontsagaan was elected Secretary General.



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