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Afghan woman among nine new IOC members as Coe, Infantino miss out

AFP  |  Buenos Aires 

Samira Asghari, a 24-year-old Afghan woman, was among nine new members elected Tuesday, but there was still no place for either IAAF or

"She's a lady who is doing a fantastic job to promote women's in Afghanistan," IOC said of Asghari, who made her name as of the Afghan women's team before holding several roles in administration.

"You know very well that this is not very easy for many reasons in this country."

The two other women elected at the 133rd IOC meeting in the Argentinian capital were Daina Gudzineviciute, of the Lithuanian Olympic committee, and Felicite Rwemarika, of the

Among other new members are Jygyel Ugyen Wangchuck, president of the Bhutanese Olympic committee, Japan's Morinari Watanabe, of the International Gymnastics federation, and Brazilian Andrew Parsons, president of the Committee.

Giovanni Malago, and William Frederick Blick, respective presidents of the Italian, Paraguyan and Ugandan Olympic committees, were also elected.

While predecessors and were long-time IOC members, before both were caught up in corruption scandals, British Coe and world chief again miss out.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:25 IST