Yumilka Ruiz reappointed in IOC Commission
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 29, 2020 – Cuba’s Yumilka Ruíz
Luaces,has reappointed to the Sport and Active Commission as the
IOC announced the composition of its Commissions for 2020 with
FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° and a number of other members
of the Volleyball Family among those appointed.
Ruíz Luaces, who has two Olympic gold medals (Atlanta 1996 and
Sydney 2000) as well as a bronze at the Olympic Games Athens
2004, will be advising on all the activities of the Olympic
Movement that are related to using sport to improve physical
activity, giving access to sport as a right for all, and
engaging in sports activities, with a special focus on youth.
The FIVB President has been re-appointed to the prestigious IOC
Marketing Commission that provides guidance, perspective and
ideas in the area of Olympic marketing which will assist the IOC
to continue to generate, enable and grow long-term revenue
streams for the Olympic Movement.
Habu Ahmed Gumel, the IOC Honorary member and the FIVB Executive
Vice-President will continue to sit on the Coordination
Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 – a
Games which will see volleyball return to it Olympic
Two female FIVB Executive Vice- Presidents Rita Subowo and
Bouchra Hajij were re-appointed to the Sport and Active Society
Commission and Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission
respectively. While, three former volleyball players,
Meanwhile, Olympic gold medallist (Montreal 1976) Yuko Arakida
and Olympic silver medallist (Los Angeles 1984) Bernard Rajzman
will work with their colleagues, including in the Commission on
analysing the programme of sports for both the Games of the
Olympiad and Olympic Winter Games, and forming proposals for
consideration by the IOC Executive Board.