A member of the International Olympic Committee since 2010, World Triathlon president Marisol Casado has just been named to another important IOC Commision – the Future Host Commisions for Games of the Olympiad and the Olympic Winter Games.
Casado adds this latest post to a busy schedule that includes being a member of “the Women in Sport Commission since 2014, Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission since 2015, Coordination for the Games of XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024, Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 and the Olympic Solidarity Commission since 2017. She is also an IOC member since 2010, and chairs the Gender Equality Review Project Working Group. She is one of the only three female Presidents of International Federations. In addition, she is a member of the ASOIF Council and Treasurer of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).”
According to a release from World Triathlon today “The new approach to electing Olympic hosts is more flexible and collaborative, with the IOC working with potential hosts to optimise their Olympic projects and align them with long-term social and economic development plans for the benefit of their communities.”
Heading up the new commision is Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, a former president of the Republic of Croatia.
“I am truly honored to be named to this Commission, and to see us women taking more and more active roles within the IOC,” Casado said. “Advancing women in leadership roles in sport is truly a team effort, and I want to thank every single one that has allowed this to happen, from President Bach to all the incredible women that are now serving in multiple Commissions and the Executive Board of the IOC. It is now our turn to lead with the example, to be the role models of the future generations and to make sure that we work all together to ensure that the future Olympic Hosts continue delivering excellent Games.”