- 07 Aug 2008
- IOC News
Movers and shakers in the world of sport
The 120th IOC Session today voted on several positions in the IOC Executive Board (EB) and elected two new members.
Executive Board elections
Yu Zaiqing, an EB member since 2004, was elected IOC Vice-President. He steps in for Gunilla Lindberg, whose term of office has expired. Denis Oswald, René Fasel, Mario Vázquez Raña and Frank Fredericks have been elected because of their respective roles and functions with Olympic summer sports, winter sports, National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the IOC Athletes’ Commission.
A new female EB member is Nawal El Moutawakel, Olympic 400m hurdles champion at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and Minister of Youth and Sport in Morocco. Richard Carrión, Chairman of the IOC's Finance Commission, has been re-elected to the EB for a new four–year term of office.
Two new IOC members
Sergey Bubka, Olympic champion and President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, has been re-elected as an IOC member. His previous IOC membership was connected to his function as Chairman of the IOC Athletes’ Commission. Dr Ugur Erdener, President of the International Archery Federation (FITA), was elected as a new IOC member.
The Session also selected Durban in South Africa as host city for the 123rd IOC Session in 2011.