- Release time:2018-10-11
TODAY, DURING THE IOC SESSION IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, NINE NEW INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) MEMBERS WERE ELECTED, THREE RE-ELECTED AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF MEMBERSHIP AND FOUR FINISHING THEIR MANDATE WILL BECOME IOC HONORARY MEMBERS.
Five new individual Members (three women and two men) and four representatives of the constituents of the Olympic Movement were elected, following a proposal by the IOC Executive Board in July 2018.
Daina Gudzineviciute (Lithuania), President of the Lithuanian Olympic Committee and five-time Olympian.
Felicite Rwemarika (Rwanda), First Vice-President of the Rwandan Olympic Committee.
Camilo Pérez López Moreira (Paraguay), President of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee.
Giovanni Malagò (Italy), President of the Italian Olympic Committee – effective from 1 January 2019.
Samira Asghari (Afghanistan), member of the Athletes’ Entourage Commission since 2014.
Representatives of the Olympic Movement
Two Members linked to a function within a National Olympic Committee (NOC) or world or continental association of NOCs:
William Frederick Blick (Uganda), President of the Ugandan Olympic Committee.
HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck (Bhutan), President of the Bhutanese Olympic Committee.
Two Members linked to a function within an International Sports Federation (IF) or association of IFs, or an organisation recognised by the IOC:
Morinari Watanabe (Japan), President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
Andrew Parsons (Brazil), President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).