IOC Executive Board meets to prepare for the Session in June

22 May 2019
IOC News

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) met today in Lausanne, Switzerland, to prepare for the IOC Session scheduled from 24 to 26 June, in the same city.

IOC Executive Board Lausanne 22 May 2019 IOC/Greg Martin

In addition to the 10 new IOC Members to be proposed for election by the IOC Session, the IOC EB proposed the re-election of Dr Gerardo Werthein (Argentina) and to extend the terms of office of three Members who will reach the age limit of 70:

  • Mr John Coates, AC (Australia) – until the end of 2024, due to his important role as Chair of the Legal Affairs Commission

  • Prof. Ugur Erdener (Turkey, IOC Vice-President) – until the end of 2024, due his important role as Chair of the Medical and Scientific Commission and in particular with regard to his important role as representative of the Olympic Movement in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  • Mr Mamadou D. Ndiaye (Senegal) – until the end of the 2023, as long as he continues to be the President of the NOC of Senegal, due to his eminent position in the Government of Senegal and Senegalese business community, and given the organisation of the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022.

Following the approval of recommendation 37 of Olympic Agenda 2020, a one-time term-of-office extension for a maximum of four years beyond the age limit of 70 can be granted by the IOC Session upon recommendation of the IOC Executive Board, in consultation with the IOC Members Election Commission, in a maximum of five cases at a given time.

Honorary Members

Finally, the IOC Executive Board proposed as IOC Honorary Members the following IOC Members who are due to finish their term of office at the end of 2019 because of the age limit. Also included is Mr Ung Chang, who reached the age limit last year, but did not attend the IOC Session in Buenos and, therefore, was not proposed as an Honorary Member at the time. 

World Anti-Doping Agency

The IOC Executive Board has nominated Ms Yang Yang, an Olympic champion from China, as the representative of the Olympic Movement for the Vice Presidency of WADA.

IOC Session 2021

After the results of a feasibility study requested by the IOC EB during its previous meeting in March, a recommendation has been made to the Session to host the IOC Session in 2021 in Athens, Greece.

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