Federica Pellegrini joins the International Olympic Committee. The blue champion was elected member of the athletes’ commission of the International Olympic Committee obtaining 1658 votes
Federica Pellegrini member of the IOC as well as Ferriani and Malagò
Italy within the International Olympic Committee has its own specific weight. With the election of Federica Pellegrini to the Athletes Commission, the Italian members in the IOC rise to three. In fact, Ivo Ferriani, from Piedmont who is part of the Executive (the Government), and Giovanni Malago ‘, Roman president of Coni and appointed individual member in October 2018, are currently at the top of world sport. Pellegrini, who will turn 33 tomorrow and will play the last race of a wonderful career in the autumn, was elected member with 1658 votes out of 30 candidates. Between July 13 and August 3, 6,825 athletes accredited to the Tokyo Olympics, 61.27% of those entitled to one of the highest stakes ever, voted their representatives in the Athletes Commission of the International Olympic Committee .
Federica Pellegrini member of the IOC with Pau Gasol, Maja Wloszczowska and Yuki Ota
In addition to Pellegrini, ‘La Divina’, a five-time participant in the Olympics, Olympic champion in Beijing 2008 in the 200 freestyle, Olympic silver in Athens 2004 and world champion in 2009, 2011, 2017 and 2019, new members have also been elected. , Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player, five-time Olympian (silver in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, bronze in Rio 2016), Maja Wloszczowska, Polish mountain bike cyclist, four-time Olympian (silver in Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016) and Yuki Ota, Japanese fencer four times Olympic (silver in Beijing 2008 and London 2012). The announcement of the new members arrived today at Tokyo Big Sight near the press center set up for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Federica Pellegrini member of the IOC until 2028
Pellegrini will remain in office for 7 years (not 8 years due to the postponement of the elections due to the postponement of the Games) and will automatically join the Coni National Council and Council. The blue swimmer will be among the members who will have the right to vote on the occasion of the election of the next Coni president in 2025. The president of the Athletes Commission, Kirsty Coventry, the vice president Danka Bartekova ‘, complete their mandate started in London 2012. Tony Estanguet, James Tomkins and Stefan Holm. On 6 August the members of the Athletes Commission, therefore also Pellegrini, will elect the new president and vice-president. The president will automatically become a member of the IOC Executive.
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Federica PELLEGRINI is a new member of the IOC. The blue champion was elected to the athletes’ commission of the International Olympic Committee, obtaining 1658 votes. “This election opens me an important window on my world but with another role. I am very happy. I will always be connected to the Olympics, in other guises but always as an athlete. The future? This was my last Olympics: out a very exciting life awaits me, perhaps a little less tiring. What I want to do in the IOC is to make the life of an athlete who approaches the Olympics easier and easier “the words of PELLEGRINI reported on the Fin website. “Federica is a champion, with an exceptional palmares and the record of five Olympic finals in the 200 freestyle in as many editions – underlines the president Paolo Barelli – Her value is recognized by everyone in the world and this election rewards her extraordinary merits . Federica’s election makes our federation and our entire movement very proud “. “To the compliments of the president Paolo Barelli – we read on the Fin website – are added those of the honorary president Lorenzo Ravina, of the general secretary Antonello Panza, of the vice presidents Andrea Pieri, Giuseppe Marotta and Teresa Frassinetti, of the technical director Cesare Butini, of the board, of the federal offices and of the whole Italian Swimming Federation.