HRH PRINCE JIGYEL UGYEN WANGCHUCK AP­POINTED AS MEM­BER OF IOC

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His Royal High­ness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck has been ap­pointed as a mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, at the 133rd Ses­sion of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee held on Oc­to­ber 9 in Buenos Aires. 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.

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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