IOC Athletes’ Commissioner Yoo Seung-min “Kim Jae-yul will play a big role”

Yoo Seung-min (41), President of the Korea Table Tennis Association and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athlete Commissioner, sent a congratulatory message to Kim Jae-yeol (55), President of the International Ice Skating Union (ISU) and President of the Samsung Economic Research Institute, who was elected to the IOC.”Mr. Kim was the first Asian to be elected president of the ISU last year, and he has been engaged in extensive sports diplomacy since the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics bid,” Yoo told Yonhap News Agency. “He is a worthy member of the IOC and I expect him to play a great role in the future.””I congratulate Mr. Kim on his election and am proud to be a fellow Korean.””I am already learning a lot from him,” Yoo added, “and I hope he will continue his good work as an IOC member.”Kim was elected by overwhelming support at the IOC’s 141st Session in Mumbai, India, on Sunday, receiving 72 votes in favor and one against out of 73 valid votes cast.

Kim becomes the 12th South Korean IOC member in history and marks the first time South Korea has had three IOC members.Previously, Yoo Seung-min was elected by athletes during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, and Korean Sports Ministry President Lee Ki-heung, 68, was elected to the IOC in 2019 as a representative of the National Olympic Committee (NOC).However, Yoo’s term will end at the 2024 Paris Olympics.”I had a lot of good experiences,” Yoo said, laughing when asked if he was sad that his 스포츠토토 term was coming to an end.

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