Lalovic to Join IOC Executive Board

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (February 7) – United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic has been elected to the IOC Executive Board (EB) as representative for the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), following a recent vote by the 28 Summer International Federations. The IOC Session confirmed the vote this morning in Pyeongchang.

Lalovic will become the first EB member from the sport of wrestling.

A businessman from Belgrade, the 59-year-old Lalovic has overseen several dramatic and popular changes to one of the Olympic Games’ oldest sports. Lalovic was named the president of United World Wrestling in February 2013 and appointed as a full member of the IOC in August of 2015.

"The Executive Board has tremendous responsibility to assist the Olympic movement," said Lalovic. “I'm humbled to be a member of the board and contribute to its many missions and goals. I take pride in this position as representing all Summer Sports on the EB and will be a strong advocate for all of them.”

The EB consists of the IOC President, four Vice-Presidents and ten other members. Among its many concerns the EB assumes the overall responsibility for the administration of the IOC, approves the IOC's internal organization and is responsible for the management of the IOC's finances and prepares an annual report. The EB also conducts the procedure for acceptance and selection of candidatures for the organization of the Olympic Games and establishes the agenda for the IOC Sessions.

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President Lalovic to Serve as Member of IOC's Olympic Solidarity Commission

By Tim Foley

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (April 26) – The International Olympic Committee announced this week that United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic has accepted an appointment to serve as a member of the IOC’s commission for Olympic Solidarity.

The commission for Olympic Solidarity acts to “organize assistance to all the National Olympic Committees, particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programs prioritizing athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic values.”

Lalovic is the first for a president of the international wrestling federation to serve in this role.

“Olympic Solidarity is a vital part of the Olympic movement,” said Lalovic. “I look forward to working with my partners on the commission to provide access to sport for millions of athletes around the world. Part of our mission at the IOC is to build sport for those in need and through programs motivated by Agenda 2020 I know we can continue that improvement.”

Lalovic will begin work with the commission immediately.