World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has been nominated to become a new IOC Member, after the organisation five new propose figures.
Coe is the only nominee whose role is linked to a function within an International Federation, and his nomination comes as IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed that Coe must take a ‘passive position’ at CSM Sport & Entertainment - the agency where he currently serves as Executive Chairman.
“What has changed is that Seb Coe has committed himself to change his status within the company he is currently running as managing director to a passive position,” said Bach at an online news conference announcing the news.
“The necessary documentation will be provided to the IOC Ethics Commission by July 1.”
The other candidates for IOC Membership include former Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic; former Cuban javelin thrower and Olympic Gold Medallist, Maria Caridad Colon; Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia; and former Mongolian Prime Minister Battushig Batbold.
Bach added: “With the election of these five candidates, the IOC Session and the entire Olympic Movement would benefit from an extremely valuable range of skills and expertise. We are also bringing up the female membership to 39.”
The nominations will be submitted to the IOC Session, which will be held virtually on 17th July.