Nicole Hoevertsz (55), a former synchronized swimmer from Aruba, has been topic for the chit chat in Olympicland as being the possible next president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), according to a publication of Inside The Games. At the moment Hoevertsz is a member of the IOC Executive Board. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2006.
While the current president, Thomas Bach, will not be expected to leave until 2025, Hoevertsz’ name has been heard to be his successor. The columnist David Owen has written an extensive article about the Aruban and mentions that Hoevertsz did achieve the president ship of the coordination committee of the Los Angeles games in 2028 this year. Also she is the vice-president of this same committee for the Paris games in 2024. These titles often indicate a future president ship for the IOC as is stated in the article. No to be forgotten is the appointed chair of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) Implementation Group during the winter games 2017 in Pyeongchang, a sure sign she was considered the safest of safe pairs of hands, Owen wrote.
Hoevertsz is quoted: “It is amazing that somebody from a small island like Aruba, a woman from a country that has never won an Olympic medal, that I am where I am today. I am very much aware of that and I am very appreciative of that. This is not just for big countries: I am a product of the universality of what the Olympic Movement stands for, and I am very much a defender of that principle because if it was just the big and powerful countries, I would not be sitting here.”q