International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Ivan Dibos of Peru and recent appointee by the World Taekwondo President Dr. Choue as World Taekwondo Vice-President has been re-elected at the IOC elections realized on 15th September 2017, to serve as IOC Member for a third term.
Mr Dibos already counts eight years of membership within IOC. Himself, along with fifteen current members who serve for same time period, have been re-elected en bloc, summing the total IOC Members into 100 exactly.
With a wide range of skills, extensive education, talents, and experience, Ivan Dibos has devoted his professional career and life in serving the world of sports and that is why he has been holding core positions in major sport organizations and institutes.
He has served as President of the Peruvian Cycling Federation (1967-1968); Secretary of the Peruvian Rowing Federation (1971-1974) then treasurer (1980-1981); treasurer and member of the National Olympic Committee of Peru (1982-); Olympic Solidarity course director of Itinerant School for Sports Administrators; Council Member (1998-2009) then Vice-President (2009-) of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF); Vice-President of the Panathlon Club Lima (1999-2014); Chef de Mission at the Games of the Olympiad, Sydney 2000.
He was active practitioner and athlete in athletics, rowing, swimming, cycling and with a strong athletic career in rowing starting during the early 50's, he has been a champion of numerous Open Cups, National Championships in many categories.
He has also been a receiver of several awards and distinctions not only from the sporting world. Indicatively, some of them include the Sports Illustrated 'Pat on the Back' Trophy (1959); Municipality of Lima Order of Commanders Cross Year (1980); Order of Knight of South American Rowing (2001); Gold Medal of Youth and Sports of the French Government (2001); Merit of Distinguished Services in the rank of Grand Officer (Peru) (2004); Order of Honour and Merit awarded by South American Football Confederation and Officer of the Légion d'Honneur (France) (2011)
His IOC Membership has given him a loud voice and role to serve in several commissions as in the one of Study and Evaluation for the Preparation of the Olympic Games (1984-1986), Culture and Olympic Education (1988-2015), Women and Sport (2005-2015), Radio and Television (2005-2015), Culture and Olympic Heritage (2015-), Women in Sport (2015-) and more.