David Haggerty, the President of the International Tennis Federation, has been elected as a member by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 135th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. Haggerty was sworn in as a member along with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita.
He will also continue to serve on the IOC Athletes Entourage Committee. He was appointed to that committee in 2016. After this election, the total number of IOC Members now stands at 101. The IOC said in a press release that the three new members are "linked to a function within a National Olympic Committee or an International Federation"
Haggerty commented, "It is a great privilege to become an IOC member, I am truly honoured. As I said when nominated, this is an acknowledgement of the ITF Board, Committees, Regional and National Associations, and staff who work tirelessly to grow the game.
I look forward to working with all other members to represent and promote the Olympic values and to continue the long and meaningful relationship between tennis and the Olympic and Paralympic movement”. IOC President Thomas Bach congratulated all three new members on the election.
“Congratulations to our three new colleagues on their election. The IOC can now count on the valuable advice of these experienced personalities”. Haggerty was elected President of the International Tennis Federation in September 2015.
Prior to being elected President of the International Tennis Federation, he was President of the United States Tennis Association.