NextGen 2020 - Women Shape New IOC in Asia

(ATR) New women members bring experience and youth. More in NextGen 2020.

(ATR) Lingwei Li of China has become an important figure in the IOC as a member of the cocomms for Dakar 2022 and Paris 2024. An IOC member since 2012, she already has served as chair of the IOC cocomm for the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games. She’s a member of the Audit and Program commissions. Li was head of international relations for Beijing 2008.

Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski is in her sixth year as an IOC member. A broadcaster by profession in the Philippines, she’s also active with the NOC. On the IOC she’s a member of the cocomms for Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024. Potentially she can remain on the IOC for 25 more years.

Nita Ambani is an Indian businesswoman known as the owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket club and for her support of youth football programs in India. An IOC member since 2016, she is a member of the Olympic Channel, Education and Public Affairs commissions.

Samira Asghari, 25, is the youngest member of the IOC following her election in 2018 and potentially could serve another 45 years under current retirement rules. She was active in the operation of the Afghanistan NOC as a teenager and claims basketball as her sport.

Reported by Ed Hula.