18 Oct - Michelle Yeoh has been named one of the new members of the International Olympics Committee.
The Malaysian actress shared the good news on social media on 17 October with photos from the ceremony, writing, "So happy so humbled... It's a such huge privilege to become an IOC Member."
"I understand the power that sport has to inspire people, change their lives and improve the world - and this is why I am so excited to become an IOC Member. [Thank you]," she added.
Michelle Yeoh, who won Best Actress at the Oscars for her performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once", received 67 votes to enable her to become a new member on the final day of the 141st IOC session in Mumbai, India.
She was voted along with seven others including Olympic medalist and politician from Peru, Cecilia Roxana Tait Villacorta and German sports entrepreneur, Michael Mronz.