The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will propose nine new Members for election at the IOC Session ahead of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October.
Five of these nine proposed new Members are Individual Members. Amongst these five are three women and two men. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, the IOC Members Election Commission, chaired by HRH The Princess Royal, proposed these five to the EB following a targeted recruitment process guided by a specific set of criteria.
Four of the nine new proposed Members, in accordance with the Olympic Charter, are representatives of the constituents of the Olympic Movement: the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Federations (IFs) and organisations recognised by the IOC. These four have been chosen in close consultation with the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).
These nine candidates offer various skillsets and come from backgrounds as diverse as sport, communications, business administration, international relations, women’s advocacy, finance, social welfare, economics and NGOs. All of them can bring skills and experience needed by the IOC, and aim to further strengthen the ranks of the Olympic Movement in the years to come.