A total of six candidates, including Gangwon sports stars Jin Jong-oh and Lee Dae-hoon, have thrown their hats into the ring for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.
The Korea Olympic Committee (KOC) announced on Sept. 7 that it will hold an evaluation committee to assess the candidates at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the KOC’s conference room at the Olympic Parktel in Bangdong, Songpa-gu, Seoul.
A total of six sports stars have filed for IOC membership, including volleyball’s Kim Yeon-kyung (35), golf’s Park In-bee (35), taekwondo’s Lee Dae-hoon (31), shooting’s Jin Jong-oh (44), archery’s Oh Jin-hyuk (41) and badminton’s Kim So-young (31).
One by one on the 10th, they will explain their vision in front of the evaluators and answer their pointed questions.
After the evaluation, the NOC will hold an 11 a.m. meeting on Nov. 14 to recommend the finalists, and the Athletes’ Commission will vote on the finalists on Nov. 16-17.
The Senate was established in November last year through the revision of the KFA’s bylaws to recommend key sports-related personnel to national administrative agencies and government committees and to advise on major issues related to sports policy.
It is chaired by Kim Jong-gil (35th) and consists of nine members, including Park Yong-sung (37th), Kim Jung-haeng (38th and 39th), Lee Kang-doo (7th), Seo Sang-ki (9th), Jang Chung-sik (Vice President of the Korean Olympic Committee), Yoon Se-young (former President of the Korea Golf Association), Kwon Yun-bang (Professor Emeritus of Physical Education at Seoul National University), and Cheon Shin-il (Chairman of Sejong).
The NOC will notify the IOC of one finalist in the last week of August.
There have been two previous IOC Athletes’ Commissioners from South Korea, with Athens 2004 taekwondo gold medalist Moon Dae-sung being elected for the first time during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Yoo Seung-min, also a gold medalist in men’s singles table tennis at the Athens Olympics, was elected during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games and will soon complete his eight-year term.
Yoo was selected as South Korea’s candidate after competing with Jin Jong-oh and Jang Jang-ran, a former Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting, and was elected as the second highest vote-getter among 23 candidates from around the world. 토토사이트