The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) first Vice President Miss Beatrice Allen has been appointed in four International Olympic Committee (IOC) 2017 commissions.
The IOC yesterday announced the revised composition of the IOC commissions for 2017, marked by an increase of 70 per cent in female participation since September 2013.
The commissions also reflect a broader geographical representation and include a number of new faces from a new generation who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Miss Allen who has been an IOC Member since 2006, served in three commissions before and her appointment in another one demonstrated the trust, commitment and leadership qualities shown during her 10 years tenure as IOC member.
She previously served in the following IOC Commissions: Women and Sport (2004-2015), Culture and Olympic Education (2008-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016 (2010-2016), Olympic Education (2015-), Women in Sport (2015-)
Miss Beatrice Allen, 67, who is also the chair of the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA) women in Sports Commission, is now been appointed in the IOC Public Affairs and Social Development through Sports Commission.
She will also serve in IOC Women in Sports Commission, the Olympic Education Commission as well as the Sustainability and Legacy Commission.
Beatrice Allen, who has been first Vice President of The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) since June 2009, has seen her IOC membership extended to 8 years in 2014.