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6 July 2007 – Two new Members join the NOCs' family
The 119th IOC Session held in Guatemala approved on July 6th the integration of two new NOCs into the Olympic family : the NOC of Montenegro (MNE) and the NOC of Tuvalu (TUV), bringing the total number of NOCs recognized by the IOC up to 205. The President and Secretary General of the NOC of Montenegro are respectively Mr Dusan Simonovic and Mr Djordjije Kustudic, and those of the NOC of Tuvalu respectively the Honourable Kausea Natano and Mr Nakibae Kitiseni.

May 2007 – Elections : New GAISF President
Hein Verbruggen, Vice-President of the Cycling I.F., IOC member, was elected President of the General Association of International Sports Federations.

May 2007 – Denmark – New NOC President
Niels Nygaard was elected President of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark.

May 2007 – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Elections at the NOC
Marijan Kvesic and Ms. Diouri Joksimovic Rulaine were elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

May 2007 – Gabon – Elections at the NOC
Léon Louis Folquet and André Franck Angwe Aboughe were elected respectively President and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Gabon.

13 May 2007 – Norway – New NOC President
Ms. Tove Paule was elected President of the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. She is the first woman to be at the head of the NOC.

2 May 2007 – Burundi
Following the passing away of Léonard Nduwayo , President of the National Olympic Committee of Burundi (CNOB), the interim presidency was entrusted by the Board of the CNOB Executive Committee to General Major Evariste Ndayishimiye, Vice-President of the NOC.

April 2007 – Cameroon – New NOC Secretary General
During the NOC's General Assembly held at the end of April, Emmanuel-Claude Abolo Biwole was appointed Secretary General of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Cameroon.

Kuwait, 16 April 2007 – OCA President and Secretary General re-elected
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, ANOC Vice-President for Asia, was re-elected President of the Olympic Council of Asia by the 26th OCA General Assembly held in Kuwait on 16-17 April 2007. Raja Randhir Singh (India), ANOC Executive Council member for Asia, was also re-elected OCA Secretary General.
Both are therefore renewed for a fifth term until 2011, having remained in the same respective functions in the Olympic Council of Asia since 1991.

28 February 2007 – Turkmenistan
H.E. Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov, President of Turkmenistan, was elected President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan, and Azat Muradov was re-elected as Secretary General.

7 February 2007 – Morocco
Nour-Eddine Benabdennbi is the new Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Morocco.

2 February 2007 – Guatemala
Fernando Beltranena Valladares was re-elected President of the Olympic Committee of Guatemala, and Sergio Arnoldo Camargo Muralles was re-elected Secretary General.



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