BOC President elected as IOC member
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.