POSTED: February 13th 2010
Appointments

IOC elects new members representing NOCs, IFs and an athlete

Three women and three men make new additions to the IOC membership / Image: IOC/Juilliart
Three women and three men make new additions to the IOC membership / Image: IOC/Juilliart

VANCOUVER, Feb. 13: The IOC has elected six new members and reconfirmed both Thomas Bach as IOC vice-president and Sam Ramsamy on the executive board for new terms of office. Bach and Ramsamy will serve another four years for their terms.

In a statement by the IOC new members include:

• HRH Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, President of the Jordanian Olympic Committee. He was nominated as an individual member.
• Maria de la Soledad Casado Estupiñan of Spain, President of the International Triathlon Union. Her candidature is linked to a function within an International Federation.
• Barry John Maister of New Zealand, Secretary General of the New Zealand Olympic Committee and an Olympic hockey champion. He was nominated as an individual member.
• Dagmawit Girmay Berhane of Ethiopia, Secretary General of the Ethiopian Olympic Committee. Her candidature is linked to a function within a National Olympic Committee.
• Patrick McQuaid of Ireland, President of the International Cycling Union. His candidature is linked to a function within an International Federation.
• Yang Yang of China, an Olympic speed skating champion. She was nominated as an active athlete.

The choices of three women and three men added to the efforts by the IOC to promote women in sport and include women leaders from national Olympic committees and international federations. Members serve eight year terms and these new additions brings the membership to 114 total as the maximum number is set at 115 overall.

The IOC is chaired by President Jacques Rogge, and the members on the executive board are: Zaiqing Yu, Mario Pescante, Ser Miang Ng and Thomas Bach as Vice-Presidents; and Gerhard Heiberg, Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña, Frank Fredericks, Nawal El Moutawakel, Richard L. Carrión, Craig Reedie, John Coates and Sam Ramsamy.






Keywords · IOC · Jacques Rogge · Zaiqing Yu · Mario Pescante · Ser Miang Ng · Thomas Bach · Gerhard Heiberg · Denis Oswald · René Fasel · Mario Vázquez Raña · Frank Fredericks · Nawal El Moutawakel · Richard L. Carrión · Craig Reedie · John Coates · Sam Ramsamy


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