POSTED: November 10th 2016

Hungarian Olympic Committee's role remains unchanged after new sports reforms

MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) recently announced new sports reforms that will allow them to focus on its traditional areas of responsibility and expertise. Even with these changes, the HOC will remain unchanged as the support column for Hungary's international and national sport.

The traditional areas the reforms focus on include: managing international Olympic relations; acting as representatives for Hungary in the Olympic Movement; and the continuing develop of Olympic sports. These areas are shared across the world with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the HOC will continue to protect them.

As a founding member of the modern Olympic Movement, the HOC will continue to preserve its relationship with and accountability to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In addition, the HOC will continue to strongly support Budapest 2024.

"The Budapest Bid looks forward to continuing good relationships with our friends at the HOC, the government and the City of Budapest. We are united in the quest to secure the honor of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The vision of an Olympic Games in Budapest in 2024 is a source of great national pride," expressed Chairman of Budapest 2024, Balázs Fürjes.

In prior years, the HOC has been given various important responsibilities that have gone beyond the normal tasks of an NOC. These extra responsibilities have brought about many changes and found new ways of organizing sporting systems. Now it makes sense for the government to administer aspects such as retention of physical education and sports education in the national curriculum due to Hungary's Sport Development Program. Also, it makes perfect sense to separate Olympic tasks from governmental and administrative tasks.

Director of Sport and Venues for Budapest 2024, Attila Mizsér stated, "Like the Hungarian Olympic Committee, sport is at the heart of all we do. Budapest 2024 is utterly committed to providing the best possible stage for athletes to give the performance of a lifetime in 2024. As always we will continue to work closely with all our partners and stakeholders to achieve this goal."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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