List of members of the International Olympic Committee

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This is a list of members of the International Olympic Committee. According to the Olympic Charter, the members of the IOC "represent and promote the interests of the IOC and of the Olympic Movement in their countries and in the organisations of the Olympic Movement in which they serve". Currently there are 105 members, 32 honorary members and 1 honour member. Jacques Rogge is the Honorary President.[1]

Current members[edit]

The chairperson of an international organization, who represents an Olympic sport (e.g. the chairman of the athletics IAAF), is represented in the IOC "ex officio" (i.e., because of that position).

Member Country Since Olympic participation (if any) ex officio Notes
Mr Vitali Smirnov  Russia 1971
Mr Peter Tallberg  Finland 1976 sailing (1960–1980)
Mr Richard W. Pound  Canada 1978 swimming (1960)
Mr Franco Carraro  Italy 1982
Mr Iván Dibós  Peru 1982
HE Mr Pál Schmitt  Hungary 1983 fencing (1968–1976)
HSH the Princess Nora of Liechtenstein  Liechtenstein 1984
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco  Monaco 1985 bobsleigh (1988–2002)
Mr Lambis Nikolaou  Greece 1986
Ms Anita DeFrantz  United States 1986 rowing (1976)
HRH the Princess Royal  Great Britain 1988 equestrianism (1976)
Mr Wu Ching-Kuo  Chinese Taipei 1988
Mr Willi Kaltschmitt Luján  Guatemala 1988
Mr Richard Carrión  Puerto Rico 1990
Mr Nat Indrapana  Thailand 1990
Mr Denis Oswald   Switzerland 1991 rowing (1968–1976) FISA (rowing)
Mr Thomas Bach  Germany 1991 fencing (1976) president from 2013[2]
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah  Kuwait 1992
Mr James Easton  United States 1994
Sir Craig Reedie  Great Britain 1994
Mr Mario Pescante  Italy 1994
Mr Gerhard Heiberg  Norway 1994
Mr Austin Sealy  Barbados 1994
Dr Robin E. Mitchell  Fiji 1994
Mr Alex Gilady  Israel 1994
Mr Shamil Tarpishchev  Russia 1994
Mr Valeriy Borzov  Ukraine 1994 athletics (1972–1976)
Dr René Fasel   Switzerland 1995 IIHF (hockey)
Mr Sam Ramsamy  South Africa 1995
Mr Reynaldo González López  Cuba 1995
Mr Olegario Vázquez Raña  Mexico 1995 shooting (1964–1976)
Mr Patrick Joseph Hickey  Ireland 1995
Mr Toni Khoury  Lebanon 1995
Syed Shahid Ali  Pakistan 1996
Mr Chang Ung  North Korea 1996
Mrs Gunilla Lindberg  Sweden 1996
Mr Julio César Maglione  Uruguay 1996 FINA (swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming)
Mr Lee Kun-hee  South Korea 1996
Mr Ottavio Cinquanta  Italy 1996 ISU (figure skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating)
Mr Guy Drut  France 1996 athletics (1972–1976)
Mrs Irena Szewińska  Poland 1998 athletics (1964–1980)
General Mounir Sabet  Egypt 1998
HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1998
Ms Nawal El Moutawakel  Morocco 1998 athletics (1984)
Mr Melitón Sánchez Rivas  Panama 1998
Mr Leo Wallner  Austria 1998
Mr Ng Ser Miang  Singapore 1998
Mr Samih Moudallal  Syria 1998
Mr Joseph S. Blatter   Switzerland 1999 FIFA (football)
Mr Gian-Franco Kasper   Switzerland 2000
Mr Yu Zaiqing  China 2000
Mr Timothy Fok  Hong Kong, China 2001
Mr John D. Coates, AC  Australia 2001
Mr Issa Hayatou  Cameroon 2001
Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch  Spain 2001
Mr Patrick Chamunda  Zambia 2002
HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani  Qatar 2002
Sir Philip Craven, MBE  Great Britain 2003 IPC (Paralympics)
HRH Prince Tunku Imran  Malaysia 2006
Mrs Nicole Hoevertsz  Aruba 2006 synchronised swimming (1984)
Mrs Beatrice Allen  Gambia 2006
Mr Andrés Botero Philippsbourne  Colombia 2007
Mr Patrick Baumann   Switzerland 2007 FIBA (basketball)
HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein  United Arab Emirates 2007 equestrianism (2000)
Mrs Rita Subowo  Indonesia 2007
Mr Sergey Bubka  Ukraine 2008 athletics (1988–2000)
Dr Uğur Erdener  Turkey 2008
Mr Moon Dae-Sung  South Korea 2008 taekwondo (2004) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr Aleksandr Popov  Russia 2008 swimming (1992–2004) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mrs Claudia Bokel  Germany 2008 fencing (1996–2004) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mrs Yumilka Ruiz Luaces  Cuba 2008 volleyball (1996–2004) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr Richard Peterkin  Saint Lucia 2009
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark  Denmark 2009
Mr Habu Gumel  Nigeria 2009 FIVB (volleyball)
Ms Lydia Nsekera  Burundi 2009
HRH Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein  Jordan 2010
Mr Barry Maister, ONZM  New Zealand 2010 field hockey (1968–1976)
Mrs Marisol Casado  Spain 2010 ITU (triathlon)
Mrs Yang Yang  China 2010 short-track speed skating (1998–2006)
Mrs Angela Ruggiero  United States 2010 ice hockey (1998–2010) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr Adam Pengilly  Great Britain 2010 skeleton (2006–2010) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr José Perurena  Spain 2011 canoeing (1968) ICF (Canoeing)
Dr Gerardo Werthein  Argentina 2011
Mrs Barbara Kendall, MBE  New Zealand 2011 boardsailing (1992–2000)
Ms Li Lingwei  China 2012
Mr Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 2012 athletics (1992–2004)
Mr Tsunekazu Takeda  Japan 2012 equestrianism (1972–1976)
Baron Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant  Belgium 2012
Ms Aïcha Garad Ali  Djibouti 2012
Ms Danka Barteková  Slovakia 2013 shooting (2008–2012) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr James Tomkins, OAM  Australia 2013 rowing (1992–2008) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Ms Kirsty Coventry  Zimbabwe 2013 swimming (2004–2012) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr Tony Estanguet  France 2013 canoe/kayak (2004–2012) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr Octavian Morariu  Romania 2013
Mr Bernard Rajzman  Brazil 2013 volleyball (1976–1984)
Mrs Mikaela Cojuangco-Jaworski  Philippines 2013
Mr Alexander Zhukov  Russia 2013
Mr Paul Tergat  Kenya 2013 athletics (1996–2004)
Mr Lawrence F. Probst III  United States 2013
Mrs Dagmawit Girmay Berhane  Ethiopia 2013
Mr Camiel Eurlings  Netherlands 2013
Mr Stefan Holm  Sweden 2013 athletics (2000–2008)
Mr Poul-Erik Høyer  Denmark 2014 badminton (1992–2000)
Mrs Hayley Wickenheiser  Canada 2014 ice hockey (1998–2014), softball (2000) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
Mr Ole Einar Bjørndalen  Norway 2014 biathlon (1994–2014) Member of the IOC Athletes' Commission
  • Athlete's commission members are elected to eight year terms.

Honorary Members[edit]

Most honorary members are former members who, after finishing their terms of office, are made honorary members.

Member Country Since Honorary Since Olympic participation Notes
HRH the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg  Luxembourg 1946 1998
HM King Constantine  Greece 1963 1974 sailing (1960)
Mr Ashwini Kumar  India 1973 2000
Mr Niels Holst-Sørensen  Denmark 1977 2002 athletics (1948)
Mr Günther Heinze  Germany 1981 1992 former president of the National Olympic Committee of the GDR
Mr Vladimír Černušák  Slovakia 1981 2002
Ms Flor Isava-Fonseca  Venezuela 1981 2002
Dame Mary Glen-Haig, DBE  Great Britain 1982 1994 fencing (1948–60)
Sir Tennant Tay Wilson, KNZM, OBE  New Zealand 1988 2006
Mr Borislav Stanković  Serbia 1988 2006 former Secretary General of the FIBA
HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón  Spain 1996 2006
Mr Shagdarjav Magvan  Mongolia 1977 2007
Mr Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla  Colombia 1988 2006
Mr Hein Verbruggen  Netherlands 1996 2006 former president of the UCI, Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008
Mr Mustapha Larfaoui  Algeria 1995 2009
Mr He Zhenliang  China 1981 2010
Mr Fernando Lima Bello  Portugal 1989 2010 sailing (1968–72)
Mr Tamás Aján  Hungary 2000 2010
Mr Walther Tröger  Germany 1989 2010 former president of the German National Olympic Committee
Ms Manuela Di Centa  Italy 1999 2010 cross-country skiing (1984–98)
Mr Kipchoge Keino  Kenya 2000 2010 athletics (1964–72)
Mr Phillip Walter Coles, AM  Australia 1982 2012 canoeing (1960–68)
Mr Chiharu Igaya  Japan 1982 2012 alpine skier (1952–60)
Mr Shunichiro Okano  Japan 1990 2012 football (1968)
Professor Arne Ljungqvist  Sweden 1994 2012 athletics (1952)
Mr Antun Vrdoljak  Croatia 1995 2012
Intendant Général Lassana Palenfo  Côte d'Ivoire 2000 2012
Mr Francisco Elizalde  Philippines 1985 2013
Mr Carlos Arthur Nuzman  Brazil 2000 2013 volleyball (1964) President of Organizing Committee of 2016 Summer Olympics.
HM King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands  Netherlands 1998 2013
Mr Kevan Gosper, AO  Australia 1977 2014 athletics (1956–1960)
Mr Lamine Diack  Senegal 1999 2014 President of the IAAF1
  1. 1 Lamine Diack is president of the IAAF and therefore its representative in the IOC but exceeded the age limit for an IOC membership.


Honorary President[edit]

Member Country Honorary Since Olympic participation Notes
Count Jacques Rogge  Belgium 2013 sailing (1968–1976) IOC President (2001–2013)[3]

Honour Members[edit]

Member Country Honour Since
Mr Henry Kissinger  United States 2000

Former members[edit]

Original members[edit]

Member Country Since Until Notes
Mario Lucchesi-Palli  Italy 1894 1894
Demetrios Vikelas  Greece 1894 1897 President (1894–1896)
Arthur Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill  Great Britain 1894 1898
Alexei de Butowski  Russian Empire 1894 1900
Leonard A. Cuff  New Zealand 1894 1905
Charles Herbert  Great Britain 1894 1906
José Benjamín Zubiaur  Argentina 1894 1907
Ferenc Kemény Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary 1894 1907 First Secretary (1895–1907)
Ernest Callot  France 1894 1913 Treasurer (1894–1895)
Viktor Balck Sweden Norway-Sweden 1894 1921
William Milligan Sloane United States 1894 1924
Baron Pierre de Coubertin  France 1894 1925 President (1896–1925)
Jiří Guth-Jarkovský  Bohemia 1894 1943

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