The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), the leading organisation for sport in Jordan, has announced the time frame for its National Federations (NFs) to hold elections for their new board members.
At a briefing held in Amman Hall at Al Hussein Sport City, the NFs and media were presented with the timetable and the process as sport enters its new four-year Olympic cycle.
Briefing the attendees, Dr. Sari Hamdan, JOC Vice President, explained that the JOC has modified the NF Regulations in order to encourage more transparency and inclusion.
Nasser Majali, JOC Secretary General, added that everyone can play their part and announced that the JOC will be unveiling its new strategy soon.
The time table was presented by Fouad Qaradah, JOC Legal Consultant, who explained the election procedure that officially started on December 15 and will run through until April 5.
Amendments to the regulations include the removal of the distinguished members’ category on federations' boards to be replaced by a category that will contain citizens who can contribute to the sport.
Every federation is also now required to set up their own regulations in line with their respective international federations, whilst also appointing their own legal assemblies.
Another addition will see the sports centres, retired athletes, retired coaches and retired referees also represented in their respective sports’ general assemblies on committees for each category. The regulations also include the JOC’s financial and administrative roles in managing and supporting NFs, and the responsibilities of the NFs presidents and board members.
As per International Olympic Committee guidelines, the elections are held every four years in the period following the summer Olympic Games. Following the NF elections, a JOC General Assembly will be formed followed by elections for the new JOC Board members.