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People on the move: IOC, CAF, T-Mobile Park and more

Thomas Bach has been re-elected as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for a second term.

Bach (pictured left) was elected unopposed at the 137th IOC session, which was held virtually last week. Bach’s current eight-year term will end on the closing day of this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, with his second term to begin immediately after and conclude in 2025.

Patrice Motsepe has been elected unopposed as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Motsepe (pictured right) becomes the seventh CAF president and will serve a four-year term. The 59-year-old South African businessman served as the president of the Mamelodi Sundowns for almost two decades.

Motsepe replaces Ahmad Ahmad, who was ineligible for re-election as he serves a two-year ban from all football-related activity following a breach of ethics codes.

Centerplate has announced the promotion of Meagan Murray to the role of general manager at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team.

Murray will assume the role immediately, ahead of the start of the 2021 MLB season in April. She most recently served as director of operations at T-Mobile Park.

Murray has worked in the industry for more than 15 years, with experience in fine dining, special events, concessions and all levels of sports hospitality.

Noël Le Graët has been re-elected as president of the French Football Federation (FFF).

Le Graët will serve another four-year term until 2024 after being re-elected ahead of Frédéric Thiriez and Michel Moulin.

Italian Serie A football club Parma has appointed Jaap Kalma as its new managing director of corporate.

Kalma currently serves as chief commercial officer of London-based Sports Global Group and will begin his new role on April 1. He previously worked as chief commercial officer at AC Milan and has also held roles at Ferrari and Unilever.

Racecourse Media Group, the media and data rights holding company for leading racecourses in the UK and Ireland, has appointed Martin Stevenson as its new chief executive.

Stevenson succeeds Richard FitzGerald, who left the position in September. Stevenson joined RMG as finance director in 2007 and previously served as managing director of the Newspaper Licensing Agency and group financial controller of Trinity Mirror.

Derek Wilson has been appointed as the new chair of the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA).

Wilson has been a specialist sports architect for 30 years and is a former board member of the SGSA. He has also worked on five Olympic and Paralympic Games since Sydney 2000 and served as head of design and overlay for London 2012.

Wilson’s operations experience includes being part of the team that delivered nine editions of the NFL’s Super Bowl. He will take up his new role on April 1 and succeed Alan Coppin, who was appointed in 2015.

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Bach image: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar/CC BY 2.0/Edited for size

Motsepe image: World Economic Forum/CC BY 3.0/Edited for size