Election- five new IOC members, one new vice-president and two new members of the EB
The 118th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session today voted to elect five new IOC members, one IOC Vice-President and two Executive Board members.
New IOC members
Beatrice Allen (Gambia), Vice-President of the Gambia National Olympic Committee; Nicole Hoevertsz (Aruba), Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Aruba; HRH Prince Tunku Imran (Malaysia), President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia; Francesco Ricci Bitti (Italy), President of the International Tennis Federation; and Hein Verbruggen (Netherlands), Executive Vice-President of the International Cycling Union, were elected as IOC members. With the election of Beatrice Allen and Nicole Hoevertsz, the number of female IOC members is now 14.
These five new members will serve a mandate of eight years. As of today, the IOC has 115 members.
New IOC Vice-President
Thomas Bach was elected as IOC Vice-President, as James L. Easton came to the end of his mandate as first Vice-President. Thomas Bach was an IOC Vice-President from 2000 to 2004 and he is currently Chairman of the Juridical and Sport and Law Commissions. The four IOC Vice-Presidents are: Gunilla Lindberg, Lambis V. Nikolaou, Chiharu Igaya and Thomas Bach.
Two new Executive Board MembersThere was also a vote for the position of two EB members due to the terms of Alpha Ibrahim Diallo and Toni Khoury coming to an end. Mario Pescante and Sam Ramsamy were elected to the EB as members. The EB comprises Gerhard Heiberg, Denis Oswald, Mario Vázquez Raña, Ottavio Cinquanta, Sergey Bubka, Zaiqing Yu, Richard L. Carrión, Ser Miang Ng, Mario Pescante and Sam Ramsamy.