FIFA head Infantino proposed as IOC member
December 05 2019 05:40 PM


FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been proposed for membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IOC president Thomas Bach said Thursday the head of football's governing body was proposed by the executive board for approval at the IOC Session in Lausanne in January.

Yasuhiro Yamashita, head of the Japanese National Olympic Committee, and David Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation, have also been put forward for IOC membership.

‘These three personalities would bring a wide and varied set of skills and expertise that will be extremely beneficial for the IOC, Bach said.

If the candidates are approved at the 135th Session on January 10, it would bring the number of IOC members to 108.

The IOC is meanwhile looking at the South Korean venue of Pyeongchang, the 2018 Winter Olympics hosts, to stage the 2024 Youth Winter Games.

‘The concept is open to take North Korea on board if the circumstances allow,’ Bach said.

The next Youth Winter Games are in January in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Last updated: December 05 2019 11:11 PM

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