BOC Pres­i­dent elected as IOC mem­ber

Bhutan Times - - Home - Staff Re­porter HRH Ji­gyel Ugyen Wangchuk with IOC Pres­i­dent Thomas Bach ( Pic: IOC).

The pres­i­dent of Bhutan Olympic Com­mit­tee (BOC), His Royal High­ness Prince Ji­gyel Ugyen Wangchuck was ap­pointed to be a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, at the 133rd Ses­sion of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee held on the 9th of Oc­to­ber in Buenos Aires. Ar­gentina.

The ses­sion, held ahead of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires this month, elected new mem­bers to the IOC fol­low­ing a pro­posal by the IOC ex­ec­u­tive board in July 2018.

An­nounc­ing the new mem­ber­ships, IOC Pres­i­dent Thomas Bach said that the Olympic Move­ment would ben­e­fit sig­nif­i­cantly from the ex­per­tise of the new mem­bers, and that their ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of the sports move­ment will add ex­tra strength and ex­pe­ri­ence to the uni­ver­sal col­lege of IOC mem­bers. HRH was one of the nom­i­nated can­di­dates linked with the func­tion­ing of a Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, the BOC.

With the ad­di­tion of new nine mem­bers, the to­tal num­bers of mem- bers in the com­mit­tee stands at106. These nine can­di­dates of­fer var­i­ous skill sets 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.

His Royal High­ness is His Majesty’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Pres­i­dent of the Bhutan Olympic Com­mit­tee and has worked closely with fed­er­a­tions and ath­letes to pro­mote sports in Bhutan.

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