Denmark’s 800 meter runner Wilson Kipketer was Denmark’s candidate for the IOC Active Committee, and although he still has a chance, he was not chosen during voting during the Olympics in Beijing. Nonetheless, Denmark will be represented, although from an unexpected quarter.
“I am not Danish, but I’ve been here for almost eight years and Denmark is my home now. It is a large part of me,” says Pedro Yang.
Yang is Guatemalan and has been appointed to the committee by the IOC President Jacques Rogge. He was one of 28 candidates who were not chosen during the Olympic Games.