Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh proposed as IOC member

09 Sep 2023 04:55pm
Yeoh is among eight new names to be considered at next month's meeting in Mumbai, India - Photo by Bernama
Yeoh is among eight new names to be considered at next month's meeting in Mumbai, India - Photo by Bernama
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh has been proposed as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Yeoh, who won this year's Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," is among eight new names to be considered at next month's meeting in Mumbai, India.

The IOC has 99 honorary members, including royalty, former athletes, and political and industrial leaders.

Their primary role is to confirm the host cities for the Summer and Winter Olympic Games from a list of countries previously selected by the IOC administration and executive board.

Yeoh also has ties to the United Nations (UN), where she has represented Malaysia twice at the General Assembly and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN development programs. - AWANI