Kirsty Coventry will be part of the IOC Executive Commission | Tweet
The former Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry, winner of seven Olympic medals, Minister of Sports of her country and former president of the IOC Athletes Commission, has been elected member of the Executive commission of the organization for the period 2023-2027.
The IOC Session elected two members to the IOC Executive Board. HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein (Jordan) was re-elected for a second 4-year term, while Ms @KirstyCoventry (Zimbabwe), was elected for a 4-year term.
The Session also voted to re-elect 7 IOC Members:… pic.twitter.com/Jbmn6ObJrx
— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) October 16, 2023
The Jordanian prince was re-elected for the same position Feisal Al Hussein, who accessed the Executive Commission in 2019 and could run for a second term.
Coventry, 40, already belonged to the Executive Commission between 2018 and 2021, then how representative of athletes.
A WOMAN is FAVORITE for PRESIDENT of the INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
▪️ SWIMMER · 40 years old · 7 OLY medals.
▪️ TODAY elected IOC MEMBER · Condition to be President 2025.
▪️ RIGHT HAND BACH in previous stage [hasta 2021] in front of the Athletes Commission. pic.twitter.com/aVLsi1YzmS
— Jaime Gómez (@Rincon_Deporte) October 16, 2023
Its entry into the organ of dIOC excision was approved by the 141 Sessionmeeting in Bombay (India), with 79 votes in favor and nine against.
Is currently one of the women with the most responsibilities in the Olympic Movement, by presiding over the coordination commissions of the Brisbane Games 2032 and of the Dakar Youth Games 2026.
coventry he won gold in the 200 meters backstroke in the Games of Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Also has four Olympic silver medals (100 backstroke in 2004 and 2008 and 200 and 400 styles in 2008) and a bronze (200 styles in 2004).
Feisal received 71 votes in favor and 8 against of his re-election. He heads a working group at the IOC charged with ensuring the safety of athletes against any type of abuse.
(With information from EFE)
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