IOC Member Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski of the Philippines. © Human NatureCouncil News
Date : 16 May 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland, May 15, 2019: The IOC today announced the composition of its commissions for 2019. The composition is marked by further growth in the female membership, three additional female chairs and a significant increase in young change-makes’ participation.
The new female chairs include the Philippines’ 2002 Busan Asian Games equestrian gold medallist Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski, who will head the IOC Olympic Education Commission.
With 45.4 per cent of the positions across its 27 commissions now occupied by women – a historic high – the IOC continues its advance towards gender equality.
Since 2013, as a result of Olympic Agenda 2020, female participation in the IOC commissions has more than doubled. In addition, three more IOC commissions are now chaired by women.
“Gender equality, both on and off the field of play, is one of the key focus areas of Olympic Agenda 2020,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.
“With the number of female athletes participating at the Olympic Games, we are practically there for Tokyo 2020. Off the field of play we will continue our efforts, but we are very proud of having reached such strong female and youth participation in a very short time.”
Along with gender equality, youth representation in its commissions has been another priority for the IOC and President Bach has increased the positions held by Young Change-Makers across the IOC commissions from seven in 2018 to 16 in 2019.
“It is crucial to give a voice to young people if we want to stay relevant,” said President Bach.
New chairs have been appointed for the following six IOC commissions: Richard L. Carrión (Olympic Channel), Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski (Olympic Education), Sari Essayah (Sport and Active Society), Jiri Kejval (Marketing), Robin E. Mitchell (Olympic Solidarity) and Luis Alberto Moreno (Public Affairs and Social Development Through Sport).
For the composition of all IOC commissions, see www.olympic.org
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