The election of eight new members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was confirmed here today but the Czech Republic's Jiří Kejval must wait to take up his place following allegations of financial impropriety against him in his home country.
The 49-year-old former rower, now President of the Czech Olympic Committee, had been recommended for membership of the IOC last month.
He arrived in the Peruvian capital, where his position on the IOC was due to be sealed, but returned home yesterday.
An anonymous letter was sent to IOC President Thomas Bach which claimed Kejval should not become a member because of allegations of corruption levelled against him.
It allegedly refers to redistribution of money from the Ministry of Youth and Sports to Czech sport, according to reports in the country.
Kejval denies the allegations.
He claimed his election will be up for discussion again at the next IOC Session in Pyeongchang on the eve of the Winter Olympic Games in February.
Kejval admitted that officials at the IOC were uncomfortable about the prospect of him becoming a member at a time they are under pressure following allegations of corruption against several members.
"I asked colleagues from the International Olympic Committee to move my election as a permanent member of the IOC to February next year," Kejval said.
"The reason is the current situation in Czech sport, which I now want to focus on.
"The IOC fully respects my decision and supports me."
The other names put forward to become IOC members were all elected, which was always going to be a formality.
They were led by Chile's Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) President Neven Ilic.
He is one of two new IOC members representing the National Olympic Committees (NOC), along with Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Zubair, chairman of the Oman Olympic Committee.
France's Jean-Christophe Rolland, 49, and Belgium's Ingmar de Vos, 54, respective Presidents of World Rowing and the International Equestrian Federation, were elected as the two International Federation representatives.
Kejval was due to be an individual member, meaning his status would not have been tied to any NOC or International Federation.
The four other individual members were elected easily.
They were Thailand's Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, Palau's Baklai Temengil, Norway's Kristin Kloster Aasen and Dominican Republic's Luis Mejía Oviedo.
The 56-year-old Kloster Aasen will replace Gerhard Heiberg as Norwegian's representative.
Heiberg announced today that, after 23 years, he is stepping down from the IOC.
The 78-year-old is suffering from cancer.
Oviedo, 63, is currently President of the Dominican Olympic Committee.
Temengil, 50, is general secretary of the Palau National Olympic Committee and was elected the first female vice-president of the Oceania National Olympic Committees this year.
She is also serving Minister for Women and Community in Palau.
Leeswadtrakul, 52, is President of the Badminton Association of Thailand and a Council member of the Badminton World Federation.
She will replace Nat Indrapana, who will next year pass the age limit of 80 for those members who joined before 2001.
Heiberg was made an honorary IOC member, along with South Korea's Kun-Hee Lee, the billionaire chairman of the Samsung Group.
Lee, is currently in coma having suffered a heart attack in 2014 and his family had already requested he ceased being a member of the IOC at the end of this Session.
Senegal's Youssoupha Ndiaye, replaced by former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as head of the IOC Ethics Commission was also recognised.
The former President of Senegal's Supreme Court, an IOC member since 2002, was made an IOC honour member.
The only other person who currently holds that status is former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Also, in light of the 2020 Olympic Games, Japan's Tsunekazu Takeda it was agreed to extend the age limit for him.
Takeda was due to reach the IOC age limit of 70 in November and would have had to step down as a member.
He will now stay on as a member until after Tokyo 2020.