Ottavio Cinquanta (centre, alongside IOC President Thomas Bach, right) is no longer a member of the IOC ©Getty Images

Italy's Ottavio Cinquanta is no longer a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being replaced as President of the International Skating Union (ISU).

The 77-year-old stood down after 22 years at the helm of the world governing body last week following the election of Dutchman Jan Dijkema.

He has served as an IOC member since 1996.

His name still remains on the official list of the IOC members published on the bodies website, but a spokesperson has confirmed to insidethegames that he has relinquished his position as an automatic response to standing-down as President.

This means he will not appear as an IOC member during August's IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro, although it is possible he could still be considered for an IOC honorary member position.

ISU Council member Yang Yang is currently the only skating representative among the IOC membership ©Getty Images
ISU Council member Yang Yang is currently the only skating representative among the IOC membership ©Getty Images

It means that, at present, there are just 90 IOC members after Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen relinquished his place on the IOC Athletes' Commission this year, although eight new individuals have been proposed for inclusion in Rio.

These eight include fellow Italian Ivo Ferriani, the 56-year-old Italian who is President of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation, meaning there will still be three Italian IOC members and three Presidents of winter federations.

Ferriani will join fellow Italians Franco Carraro and Mario Pescante as well as Swiss duo René Fasel and Gian-Franco Kasper, respective Presidents of the International Ice Hockey Federation and International Ski Federation.

Dijkema, however, will not become a member as he is already 71, so over the age limit.

He plans, "in principle", to just serve two years, meaning his replacement could be re-elected as a skating representative.

In the meantime, China's former short track Olympic champion and IOC Athletes' Commission member Yang Yang is likely to represent ISU interests after being elected onto the body's Council last week.