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Former Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry, winner of seven Olympic medals, her country’s Minister of Sports and former President of the IOC Athletes Commission, has been elected to the organization’s Executive Committee for the period 2023-2027.

During the IOC meeting, two members were elected to the IOC Board. HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein (Jordan) was re-elected for a second four-year term, while Ms. @KirstyCoventry (Zimbabwe) was elected for a four-year term.

The meeting also voted for the re-election of seven IOC members:…

– COI MEDIA (@iocmedia) October 16, 2023

The Jordanian prince was re-elected to the same position as Faisal Al Hussein, who joined the Executive Committee in 2019 and could run for a second term.

Coventry, 40, has already served on the Executive Committee as athlete representatives between 2018 and 2021.



▪️ SWIMMERS · 40 years old · 7 OLY medals.
▪️MEMBER ELECTED TODAY OF THE IOC · Condition to be president in 2025.
▪️RIGHT HAND BACH in the previous step [hasta 2021] for the athletes committee.

—Jaime Gómez (@Rincon_Deporte) October 16, 2023

Its entry into the decision-making body of the IOC was approved at the 141st session in Bombay (India), with 79 yes votes and nine no votes.

She is just one of the most responsible women in the Olympic Movement, chairing the coordination committees for the Brisbane 2032 Games and the Dakar 2026 Youth Games.

Coventry, he won gold in the 200 meters backstroke at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games. He also has four Olympic silver medals (100 backstroke in 2004 and 2008 and 200 and 400 backstroke in 2008) and bronze medal (200 backstroke in 2004) .

Faisal received 71 yes votes and 8 no votes for his re-election. He heads a working group at the IOC charged with ensuring the safety of athletes from any form of abuse.

(With information from EFE)

Source: La Neta Neta