Senegal National Olympic and Sports Committee (SNOSC) President Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye is to be proposed as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), insidethegames has been told.
He will be one of two new members put forward at next month's IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, along with United World Wrestling President, Nenad Lalovic, who insidethegames revealed on Friday (June 5) would be proposed
Ndiaye, who has led the SNOSC since 2006, was last week made a member of the IOC's Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission, formerly known as the body representing international relations.
He will also become the first Senegalese IOC member since International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack graduated to honorary member status last year having reached the age-limit of 80.
The pair were put forward for IOC membership by the Nominations Commission, which is headed by Britain's Princess Royal.
But, because they will not be confirmed as members until the Session in Kuala Lumpur, neither Ndiaye nor Lalovic will be eligible to vote in decisions to be made in the Malaysian capital, including the bidding contest for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics and the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
Other appointments were also made today, Adams added, but only to extend the terms of existing members rather than any other new additions.
insidethegames has been told that a trio having their terms extended are Switzerland's International Basketball Federation secretary general Patrick Baumann, National Sports Committee of Indonesia President Rita Subowo and Spain's International Canoe Federation head, José Perurena.
Perurena would become the second beneficiary of a rule, introduced as part of Agenda 2020, to allow selected International Federation representatives to remain members beyond the age of 70.
International Ski Federation President Gian-Franco Kasper became the first beneficiary of this in December.
June 2015: Exclusive: Lalovic set to be proposed as International Olympic Committee member