Dec 12, 2012, 9:11 AM
Mr Thomas Bach announced on 31 March 2014 the composition of the IOC commissions for 2014-2016 with an increase in female members (23 per cent) and a much broader geographical representation.
Beatrice Allen, who doubles as first vice president of Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), will serve in the IOC Culture and Olympic Education Commission, Women in Sports Commission, and Coordination Commission of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad –Rio de Janeiro 2016.
The make-up of the commissions, which provide assistance to the IOC and Olympic Games Organising Committees, reflects the Olympic Movement’s commitment to universality.
There will now be two more commissions chaired by women and 22 more positions held by women in 2014 than in 2013 (female representation from Africa increased by 50 per cent), and a significant overall increase in the representation of members from Africa and Oceania.