IOC announces composition of commissions for 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the composition of its commissions for 2018, with women now occupying 30 more commission positions than last year.

This represents an increase of 16.8 per cent in female participation compared to 2017 and an improvement of 98 per cent since 2013, reflecting the IOC’s commitment to improve gender equality throughout all levels of sport. In total, 42.7 per cent of the positions across the 26 IOC commissions will now be held by women – a historic high. The changes also include increases in the number of members from Africa and Oceania.

ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has retained his position as Chair of the Olympic Solidarity Commission and his position as a member of the Olympic Channel Commission. ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg has retained her positions on the Olympic Programme Commission, Olympic Solidarity Commission and Olympic Games Paris 2024 Coordination Commissions. Lindberg is also on the Youth Olympic Games 2022 Evaluation Commission.

The Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (6-18 October) means that the IOC commissions’ meetings for 2018 will take place from 14-20 January 2019. For 2019, the IOC will go back to its previous schedule, with the review of the commissions’ composition in spring and Commissions’ Week to be held in November 2019.

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