Lesotho National Olympic Committee President, ‘Matlohang Moiloa-Ramoqopo, is elected and sworn-in as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member.
The IOC members, natural persons, are representatives of the IOC in their respective countries, and not their country’s delegate within the IOC.
As stated in the Olympic Charter: “Members of the IOC represent and promote the interests of the IOC and of the Olympic Movement in their countries and in the organisations of the Olympic Movement in which they serve”.
The group of new IOC Members is composed of seven Individual Members and three Members whose election is linked to a function within a National Olympic Committee (NOC) or a Continental Association of NOCs. ‘Matlohang Moiloa-Ramoqopo has been sworn in as part of Individual Members.
The job of IOC is to promote Olympism around the world and lead the Olympic Movement. The IOC is the catalyst for all the Olympic family members: National Olympic Committees, International, Federations, athletes, Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, TOP partners and broadcasters, plus United Nations agencies.