NBA Champion as part of the Lakers joins the IOC

Basketball

Former Los Angeles Lakers and Spain striker Pau Gasol has become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In addition to the Spaniard, five new members of the organization’s athletes commission were also admitted – Polish cyclist Maya Wloszczowska, Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini, Japanese foil fencer Yuki Ota, Norwegian skier Astrid Jacobsen and Kenyan rugby player Humphrey Kayange.

Gasol won the NBA twice (2009,2010) and won the 2006 World Cup with Spain.

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