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18th Asian Games leader Erick Thohir set to become new IOC member

Date : 14 Jun 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2019: The head of the organising committee for last year’s successful Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesian media mogul Erick Thohir, is set to become a new IOC member later this month.

Mr Thohir, 49, who is President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, is one of 10 names submitted by the IOC Executive Board to the 134th IOC Session that will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland from June 24-26.

The vote on the 10 proposed new members will be taken on June 26.

Two more Asian sports leaders are on the list: Narinder Dhruv Batra (India, President of the Indian Olympic Association) and Lee Kee Heung (Korea, President of the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee).

Seven of the 10 proposed new members are individual members, including Mr Thohir, while there are three candidatures linked to a function within a National Olympic Committee (NOC) or a Continental Association of NOCs.

The seven proposed individual members are: Ntsama Assembe Celestine Odette Epse Engoulou (Cameroon), Spyros Capralos (Greece), Laura Chinchilla (Costa Rica), Matlohang Moiloa-Ramoqopo (Lesotho), Filomena Maria Spencer Africano Fortes (Cape Verde), Tidjane Thiam (Côte d’Ivoire) and Erick Thohir (Indonesia).

The three proposed members whose candidatures are linked to a function within an NOC or a Continental Association of NOCs are: Narinder Dhruv Batra (India, President of the Indian Olympic Association), Mustapha Berraf (Algeria, President of ANOCA) and Lee Kee Heung (Korea, President of the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee).

The addition of the 10 new members would bring the total number of IOC members to 105.

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