IOC President announces composition of IOC Commissions; 4 Zimbabweans Appointed

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has announced the composition of the IOC Commissions for 2014, with an increase in female members (23%) and a much broader geographical representation.

The make-up of the commissions, which provide assistance to the IOC and Olympic Games Organizing 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 increased by 50%), and a significant overall increase in the representation of members from Africa and Oceania.

Significantly, 4 Zimbabweans have been appointed on to the various IOC Commissions.  ZOC President Admire Masenda returns to the Culture and Olympic Education Commission; ZOC CEO and Secretary General Anna Mguni has been appointed to the Entourage Commission; Kirsty Coventry who was elected to the Athletes’ Commission by her peers in 2012 in London, is also appointed, along with Mr. Thomas Sithole to the Olympic Solidarity Commission.  This represents an unprecedented development and proud achievement for Zimbabwe sport administration.

A complete list of IOC Commissions can be found on the IOC website.