The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons and International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) counterpart Morinari Watanabe will be proposed as two of nine new members, as the leaders of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and world football’s governing body Fifa continue to be sidelined.
The nine new members are expected to be elected at the IOC Session ahead of the summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires from October 8-9. Five of the proposed new members are individual members. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC's strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, the IOC Members Election Commission, chaired by HRH The Princess Royal, proposed these five to the Executive Board following a targeted recruitment process guided by a specific set of criteria.
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