Nicole Hoevertsz Elected Vice President of International Olympic Committee

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Nicole Hoevertsz was elected vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday at the IOC session in Tokyo. She said it was a dream come true.

“If you would have asked me many years ago if I would ever think of becoming a vice-president of the IOC, I would have thought that I was dreaming,” Nicole Hoevertsz said after the results were announced. “But today you make this dream a reality from a young lady from a small island. I promise to continue to work with you, for you and for the organization.”

Hoevertsz, 57, from Aruba, takes the place vacated by American Anita De Franz, who served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed by IOC standards. Hoevertsz has been a member of the IOC Executive Board for the past four years.

She received 72 of a possible 79 votes in the IOC election, according to an Inside the Games report.

Her term on the Executive Board ends in 2025, at the same year that the IOC will be electing Thomas Bach‘s successor.

Hoevertsz is a former synchronized swimmer and has been part of the IOC since 2016 and her roles have continuously gotten bigger.

Bach appointed Hoevertsz as chair of the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Coordination Commission in 2019.

She also chaired the Olympic Athletes from Russia Implementation Group, that set rules and regulations for the participation of Russian athletes at Pyeongchang 2018, and is a vice-chair of the Paris 2024 Coordination Commission.

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