MANILA, Philippines—Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworksi was officially elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee late Tuesday (Manila time).
The fomer Asian Games gold medalist, who is the daughter of Philippine Olympic Committee head Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, joined eight others who were inducted in the 25th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mikaela Maria Antonia Cojuangco-Jaworski of the Philippines
takes her oath as a new member of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos
Aires on Tuesday, September 10. The IOC also voted in a new president, German
Thomas Bach. Reuters/Enrique Marcarian
The 39-year-old Cojuangco-Jaworksi became the third IOC representative to the Philippines, joining the ranks of Frank Elizalde and the late Jorge Vargas.
She is set to replace Elizalde, who will step down late this year.
The Olympic body later on elected the 59-year-old German Thomas Bach to replace Jacques Rogge for president.