International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has announced more “young changemakers” will be included on the organization’s Commissions in 2019.


Bach made the announcement at the third edition of the IOC Youth Summit here.

The young change makers have received IOC funding of up to CHF 5,000 (£3,900/$5,000/€4,400) to deliver grassroots social projects in their communities.

The projects are aimed at using sport as a tool to tackle a challenge in the community.

A total of 70 projects have been established that has impacted 25,000 participants since it was introduced in 2016, according to the IOC.

Several young change makers were involved in the first edition of the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires prior to the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Seven of the young change makers serve on IOC Commissions, which Bach pledged to increase next year as the three-day Summit began.

“I would like to inform you that we will significantly increase the number of young change makers in the IOC Commissions for 2019,” he said.

“This is your home to present your ideas, your projects and make your comments.

“Let’s join forces to make the world a better place through sport.”