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Nasser in running for IOC post

DOHA: Qatar’s sports icon Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah is running for one of the four open slots to become an Athletes’ Commission member of the International Olympic Committee.

Four places on the Commission are up for grabs, with current members Hicham El Guerrouj, Rania Elwani, Frank Fredericks and Jan Zelezny all completing their terms next summer.

The Athletes’ Commission election will be held during the 2012 London Olympics to be held from July 27 to August 12. All athletes participating at the London Games will be eligible to vote.

A champion shooter and an ace rally driver, Nasser will be making his fifth Olympic appearance in London.