Four Asian representatives on new IOC Olympic Games hosting commissions

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 8, 2019: The International Olympic Committee has announced the 18 members of the two new Future Host Commissions for the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

After consultation with the IOC Executive Board, the two commissions were appointed by the IOC President Thomas Bach.

They are both gender-balanced: five female members and five male members for the Summer Games and four female members and four male members for the Winter Games.

They include Samira Asghari (Afghanistan), Zhang Hong (China), Li Lingwei (China) and Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski (Philippines).

The commissions are made up of IOC members who are not on the IOC Executive Board. Additionally, there are representatives of the athletes, International Federations, National Olympic Committees and the International Paralympic Committee, in line with the IOC regulations.

The full composition of the commissions is as follows:


Chair, Octavian MORARIU (ROU); IOC, Gunilla LINDBERG (SWE), Karl STOSS (AUT), Samira ASGHARI (AFG); Athletes, Zhang Hong (CHN); IFs – President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Federations (AIOWF), Gian-Franco KASPER (SUI); NOCs, Neven ILIC (CHI); IPC, Rita VAN DRIEL (NED).


Chair, Kristin KLOSTER AASEN (NOR); IOC, Richard POUND (CAN), Li Lingwei (CHN), Mikaela COJUANGCO JAWORSKI (PHI), Luis MEJIA OVIEDO (DOM), Filomena FORTES (CPV); Athletes, Sarah WALKER (NZL); IFs – President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Francesco RICCI BITTI (ITA); NOCs, Paul TERGAT (KEN); IPC, Andrew PARSONS (BRA).

For more information on the work of the two new commissions, see: