Wednesday , 18 May 2022


New Olympians at the IOC

The IOC approved the candidatures of 24 athletes for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections, which will be held during the Olympic Games of Rio next August. Candidates come from all continents and are representing 14 different sports with an equal number of men and women.

Four seats on the Commission will become available in 2016, with current members Claudia Bokel, Dae Sung Moon, Alexander Popov and Yumilka Ruiz Luaces finishing their terms of office next summer. All athletes participating in Rio de Janeiro 2016 will be eligible to vote. After approval by the IOC Session, the four elected athletes will become IOC members for an eight-year term of office.

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