IOC DOES NOT INTEND TO APPOINT ANOTHER BULGARIAN
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not intend to appoint another Bulgarian to succeed Ivan Slavkov who was voted out of the IOC Thursday during a session in Singapore. The committee in charge of nominations which approves and proposes for voting the new candidates has not received a proposal with a Bulgarian name. Only incumbent IOC members may propose new names. Since 2001 when it was decided to limit the number of IOC's members to 115, it has become still more difficult to be accepted in the society of chosen. The most powerful international sport federations and Olympic committees of leading sport nations each have 15 quotas in the IOC. Another 15 members are chosen among the present Olympic sportsmen by voting among themselves, but Bulgaria does not have someone with the necessary popularity right now. The remaining IOC 70 members are individual, such as Mr. Slavkov was.