Czech NOC President Jiří Kejval elected as new IOC Member

07 Feb 2018
IOC News Czech Republic

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected Jiří Kejval as a new Member, while Nenad Lalovic was elected to the Executive Board (EB) and Zaiqing Yu was re-elected as EB Vice-President during the IOC Session today.

Czech NOC President Jiri Kejval elected as new IOC Member

President of the Czech National Olympic Committee (NOC) since 2012 and a member of the IOC’s Marketing Commission, Jiří Kejval was elected as an Independent Individual for an eight-year term of office.

Read his biography here

IOC Member and President of United World Wrestling (UWW) Nenad Lalovic was elected onto the Executive Board as Association of Summer Olympic International Sports Federations (ASOIF) representative for a four-year term of office.

Change of status

The IOC Session also approved changes of status for two Members.

IOC Vice-President Uğur Erdener’s membership linked to his function as President of World Archery changed from International Federation (IF) to Independent Individual. This will ensure that Erdener can conclude his responsibilities as Chair of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission, and as an IOC Representative in the Independent Testing Agency (ITA).     

Pierre-Olivier Beckers’ membership linked to his function as President of the NOC of Belgium also shifted from NOC to Independent Individual, to ensure that he can conclude his responsibilities as Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.      

Athletes’ elections

During the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the athletes can elect two of six candidates standing for the IOC Athletes’ Commission, as approved by the EB in July 2017. The two candidates to be elected by their peers in the Olympic Villages will then be put forward to the IOC Session for election as IOC Members at the end of the Games. Two seats on the Commission will become available, as the current Chair Angela Ruggiero and member Adam Pengilly are finishing their terms of office at the end of the Games.


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