Olympic: The President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, was appointed as the chairman of the International Relations Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia during the 34th General Assembly of the Council, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Wednesday.

According to BOC’s press release, HRH will chair the committee for a term of four years from 2015 – 2019.

The International Relations Committee is responsible for the facilitation and promotion of relationships between the Olympic Movement, particularly the Olympic Council of Asia, National Olympic Committees, International Olympic Committee, International and Asian Sports Federations and other government and public authorities.

Currently the Council has 17 standing committees to assist in the execution of its mandate. The powers of the Council are exercised through three organs – the General Assembly, the Executive Board and the President.

The Chairpersons of the standing committees are also members of the Executive Board of the Council, HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, is now also a member of the Council’s Executive Board. HRH was previously a member of the Peace Through Sports Committee.

This is the first time BOC is represented in the Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Asia.