- 26 Feb 2006
- IOC News
Two New IOC Members
Two new IOC members have been elected during the close of the 118th IOC Session in Turin: Beckie Scott and Saku Koivu. Elected by their peers to the IOC Athletes’ Commission during the Turin Games, they were voted today by the Session as full IOC members.
They will act as IOC members for a period of eight years which is the length of their mandate on the IOC Athletes’ Commission.
Beckie Scott, from Canada, has competed in three editions of the Olympic Games including the Games in Turin in Cross Country skiing. On Wednesday she added an Olympic silver medal in the Ladies Team Sprint in Pragelato to the Olympic gold medal that she won in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Scott is a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athletes’ Commission member and was formerly a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes Council.
Saku Koivu, a native of Finland, led his team to an Olympic silver medal in Ice Hockey on the last day of competition on the Winter Games in Turin. Koivu already won a bronze medal in at the Games in Lillehammer in 1994 and in Nagano in 1998. Koivu has been the captain of the Finnish National Ice Hockey team since 1998.
The new members will be officially introduced at the Closing Ceremony of the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin.