|Two members elected to the IOC Executive Board
The IOC Session today elected two members to the IOC Executive Board. HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein (Jordan) was re-elected to the Executive Board for a second four-year term. Prince Feisal was originally elected to the Executive Board in 2019.
Meanwhile, Ms Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe), who previously served on the Executive Board from 2018 to 2021 in her capacity as Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, was elected for a four-year term.
Mrs Nawal El-Moutawakel’s (Morocco) term of office on the Executive Board came to an end. Mrs El-Moutawakel had served since 1 January 2020, when she replaced Willi Kaltschmitt Luján who had reached the age limit on 31 December 2019. Mrs El-Moutawakel had previously served on the Executive Board from 2008 to 2012.
IOC Members re-elected with the age limit taken into consideration
On the same occasion, and following a vote, seven IOC Members coming to the end of their eight-year term, following their election or re-election in 2015, were re-elected for another eight years, with the age limit being taken into consideration for the end of their terms (80 years for those elected before December 1999 and 70 years for those elected after that date).
The Members were Mrs Nawal El Moutawakel (Morocco, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1962, elected in 1998), HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II(Monaco, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1958, elected in 1985), and HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1955, elected in 1998). All were elected for another eight-year term.
Meanwhile, taking age limits into consideration, Mr Valeriy Borzov (Ukraine, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1949, elected in 1994) was re-elected to serve until the end of 2029; Mrs Gunilla Lindberg (Sweden, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1947, elected in 1996) was re-elected to serve until the end of 2027; Syed Shahid Ali(Pakistan, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1946, elected in 1996) was re-elected to serve until the end of 2026; and Mr Nenad Lalović (Serbia, membership linked to his function as President of United World Wrestling (UWW), year of birth: 1958, elected in 2015) was elected to serve until the end of 2028.
Extension of terms of office for two IOC Members
The Session also voted to approve the extension of the terms of office for four years of two IOC Members.Mr Luis Mejía Oviedo (Dominican Republic, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1953, elected in 2017), whose age limit, 70, will be reached at the end of 2023, starting from 1 January 2024 and running until the end of 2027. This is due to his position as President of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (ODECABE) and to his pioneering role in promoting the Olympic Movement and its values through a national Olympic Channel.
Similarly, Mr Gerardo Werthein (Argentina, Independent Individual, year of birth: 1955, elected in 2011), whose age limit, 70, will be reached at the end of 2025, starting from 1 January 2026 and running until the end of 2029. His position as Chair of the Boards of Directors of Olympic Broadcasting Services SA and SL, and his role as Chair of the Technology and Technical Innovation Commission are key to the IOC’s digital strategy.
Re-election of a member of the IOC Ethics Commission
Finally, following the recommendation of the IOC Executive Board in September 2023 and in accordance with Rule 22.2 of the Olympic Charter and Art. 2 of the IOC Ethics Commission’s statutes, the IOC Session re-elected to the IOC Ethics Commission HE Ambassador Patricia O’Brien (Ireland) for a final four-year term in her capacity as personality, Independent Member. Mrs O’Brien was first elected to the IOC Ethics Commission in 2015.
The IOC Ethics Commission is composed of nine members – four are IOC Members, one of whom must be an Athletes’ Commission member. The other five members are prominent personalities known for their independence of spirit, their competency and their international reputation. They must not be IOC Members, Honorary IOC Members or former IOC Members. The Commission Chair is one of these independent members. The Chair and members are elected for a term of four years, which may be renewed no more than twice.
Credit: International Olympic Committee