The OCM extends its warmest and most enthusiastic congratulations to Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh on her nomination as one of the distinguished eight (8) new IOC members who is set for election during the upcoming 141st IOC Session next month in Mumbai, India.
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, a renowned film star and Hollywood blockbuster sensation, is a well-known public figure in Malaysia, having achieved global recognition through her iconic roles in martial arts and dramatic films. She is popular for performing her own stunts, leaving an indelible mark on the world action cinema. Her contributions to film acting have earned her numerous awards and she made history as the first Asian to win the Oscar for Best Actress through her role in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” in May of this year.
Indeed, the nomination of Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh as an IOC Member underscores her unwavering commitment to the world of sports and her broader global impact. This prestigious recognition not only highlights her achievements in the entertainment industry but also acknowledges her dedication to promoting the Olympic Values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship.
As an IOC Member, she has the opportunity to contribute and share her passion, influence and unique perspective to the highest echelons of the Olympic Movement, further solidifying her role as a global ambassador for both sports and cultural exchange.
“The NOC Malaysia offers Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh our heartiest felicitations on her nomination for the IOC membership”,
“We are immensely proud of her nomination and wholeheartedly support it”,
“Her presence within the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement will undoubtedly serve as a platform for the voice of Malaysia to be heard at the highest level in sports” quoted Dr. Norza Zakaria, the President of NOC Malaysia.