The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Pere Miró, who has been director of National Olympic Committee (NOC) relations and of Olympic Solidarity for 26 years, will now focus exclusively on his role as deputy director general for relations with the Olympic Movement. In this function, he will maintain a supervisory role over the two departments that he previously managed. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, James Macleod will become director of the NOC relations department and of Olympic Solidarity. Macleod has been associate director for relations with the Olympic Movement since early 2017. Prior to that, Macleod worked for Olympic Solidarity as head of athlete programs. He was also part of the London 2012 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games as head of NOC and NPC (National Paralympic Committees) services, and then of the Baku 2015 European Games Organizing Committee as director of athlete services and operations.