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Kiheung Athletic chairman, new IOC committee reservation ... Strong 'sports diplomacy'

2019-5-23 12:28:26

Lee Ki-heung is recommended as a candidate for the new IOC committee. I will be elected at the IOC General Assembly next month. It is Kwon Jong Oh. The International Olympic Committee, the IOC, held an executive committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, and all 10 candidates for the new committee were confirmed.


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Lee Ki-heung is recommended as a candidate for the new IOC committee. I will be elected at the IOC General Assembly next month.

It is Kwon Jong Oh.

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The International Olympic Committee, the IOC, held an executive committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, and all 10 candidates for the new committee were confirmed.

[Thomas Bach / IOC Chairman: Korea's Lee Ki-heung was nominated as chairman of the Korea Olympic Committee.]

The new members will be elected in favor of a majority vote at the IOC General Assembly next month, and the candidates nominated by the executive committee are rarely defeated.

As a result, the number of members of the IOC will increase to two, adding to the strength of sports diplomacy.

[Ki-heung Lee / Chairman of Korea Sports Council: I think that IOC gave gifts to Koreans who finished PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games well. I think the responsibility is heavy.]

Lee Ki-heung was elected chairman of the 2012 London Olympics and chairman of the swimming alliance, and was elected president of Korea Sports Council for the first time in 2016.

But he was also criticized for not being able to stop sexual violence and corruption in sports such as short-track coach Jo Jae-beom and faced a demand for resignation.

If Ihei, who is about to enter the IOC, is to be reelected at the end of next year's athletic presidential election, he will retain the IOC committee until 2025, when he is 70 years old.

(Image editing: Kim Byungjik)

ref: sbskr

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