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Nominations Commission





The Nominations Commission's mission is to guarantee transparency and equity in the nomination process of the IOC members.

Procedure for electing

The 110th IOC Session created a Nominations Commission in order to institute a procedure for electing and re-electing IOC members. The task of the Commission, as noted in the Olympic Charter, is to examine each candidature for membership of the IOC and to establish a report on each candidature for the IOC Executive Board.

Candidatures submitted

The following persons and organisations are entitled to submit one or more candidatures for election for IOC membership: IOC members, IOC Athletes' Commission, International Federations of Olympic Sports and National Olympic Committees. All candidatures must be submitted in writing to the IOC President, who then forwards these to the Chairman of the Nominations Commission.

Focus on the candidate

The Nominations Commission will acquire all the necessary information on the candidates, including their professional situation, career and sports activities. The Commission meets before each IOC Session in order to produce a written report for the IOC Executive Board in which it states its reasons for believing whether or not a candidate possesses the qualities required for election as an IOC member.

The IOC Session alone is competent

The Executive Board will then study all reports received from the Nominations Commission and decide whether or not to propose the candidate to the Session for election as an IOC member. The IOC Session alone is competent to elect any IOC member. All candidatures for election for IOC membership proposed by the Executive Board are submitted to a vote by the Session; votes are taken by secret ballot; decisions are taken by a majority of the votes cast.