Golden 25 -- Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah, Ser Miang Ng
IOC Member / Pres. Olympic Council of Asia, Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah #10 (Getty Images)Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah, IOC Member / Pres. Olympic Council of Asia #10
The Kuwaiti IOC member leads the Olympic Council of Asia in a year that includes the Asian Games, the biggest sports event of the year. Sheikh Ahmad, 47, could play a hand behind the scenes to curry support for the bid from South Korea for the 2018 Winter Games, PyeongChang the only Asian candidate. Now 47, the sheikh is Minister of Security for Kuwait and an IOC member since 1992. Ser Miang Ng, IOC Vice President #11
Ser Miang Ng, IOC Vice President #11 (Getty Images)
One of the leading Asian members of the IOC, Singaporean Ser Miang Ng was elected an IOC vice president this year, even with one of the four vp slots already held by an Asian (Zaiqing Yu of China). Ng, 59, chairs the Singapore Youth Olympic Games organizing committee, making him one of the major influences on the outcome of the inaugural YOG in 2010. The Golden 25 is a compilation of those individuals who will have the greatest influence in the Olympic Movement during the coming year. The entire list is available at Around the Rings by clicking here.
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