|In April I had the great honor to be appointed to four of the IOC Commissions. During the next year, I will serve on the Women and Sport, Olympic Solidarity, Public Affairs and Social Development Through Sport and Evaluation for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Commissions, while ITU Honorary Member Dr. Sarah Springman will serve on the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission.
I am particularly pleased by the fact that 38% of the places of the 26 IOC Commissions are now held by women. The new make-up of the IOC Commissions, which will provide assistance to the IOC and the Olympic Games Organising Committees, is also marked by the inclusion of young men and women who represent a new generation and will be the sports leaders of tomorrow. Read more.I was also elected to the Council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) at the General Assembly held in Aarhus, Denmark. Read more.
Also in April, the ITU Executive Board met in Seoul, South Korea to address many important topics at their first meeting after the 29th Congress held in Spain in December 2016.
During two fruitful days of meetings, the Board, presided by ITU’s President Marisol Casado, agreed on launching the bidding process for cities interested in hosting the 2018 World Triathlon Series and World Cup events. The Board also analyzed the competition structure within ITU and explored the possible improvements, changes and adaptations. The Board members also had the chance to review the documents sent to the IOC to formally bid for Mixed Relay to be included on the Olympic Programme Tokyo 2020. Read more