Women, Africans get more places on new IOC commissions

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ABUJA – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, on Tuesday announced the composition of the IOC commissions for 2014, with women and Africans getting some measure of prominence.

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A statement on the IOC website said the composition saw an increase in the number of female members to 23 per cent, while there is a much broader geographical representation.

The make-up of the commissions, which provide assistance to the IOC and Olympic Games Organising Committees, reflects the Olympic Movement’s commitment to universality.

There will now be two more commissions chaired by women and 22 more positions held by women in 2014 than in 2013.

Female representation from Africa also increased by 50 per cent, while there was a significant overall increase in the representation of members from Africa and Oceania.(NAN)


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