The IAAF appointed El Moutawakel following the new council election in Doha.
Rabat – Former Moroccan athlete Nawal El Moutawakel was elected on Wednesday, September 25, as a board member of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
El Moutawakel was appointed following the elections of the new council held in Doha on Tuesday, at the general meeting of the IAAF. El Moutawakel had 120 votes in her favor.
The former athlete was Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). She also chaired the Coordination Commission of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The IAAF Council will see other members joining, among them, the Chilean Ximena Restrepo to become the first female vice-president of the organization. The other vice presidents are Sergey Bubka, Geoffrey Gardner, and Nawaf Bin Mohammed Al Saud.