Uganda Olympic Committee chairman William Frederick Blick has been appointed a member of the International Olympic Committee(IOC).
Blick was one of the nine new members that were elected on Tuesday in Buenos Aires,Argentina.
The former rugby Player is the President ANOC Zone V and ANOC Games Cordination committee chairman.
Among other new members are Prince Jygyel Ugyen Wangchuck, president of the Bhutanese Olympic committee, Japan’s Morinari Watanabe, head of the International Gymnastics federation, and Brazilian Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee.
Giovanni Malago and Camilo Perez Lopez Moreira, respective presidents of the Italian and Paraguayan Olympic committees were also elected.
Blick becomes the second Ugandan to earn such a position following the late Major Francis Nyangweso who was also Uganda Olympic Committee chairman.