POSTED: Friday February 7th 2014

World Archery President Prof Dr Ugur ERDENER elected to IOC Executive Board

At the 126th International Olympic Committee Session in Sochi, ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Prof Dr Ugur ERDENER was made a member of the Olympic Movement’s executive board.

The vote took place on the morning of the last day of the session. Prof Dr Ugur ERDENER was elected with 51 votes in favour, against 42 for Mr Richard POUND, former IOC Vice President and former President of WADA.

Prof Dr ERDENER said: “It is an honour to have been appointed to such a prestigious position. The continued promotion and progression of the Olympic Movement is paramount to the success and development of all sports worldwide, and a cause I am most passionate about.”

“As President of World Archery, I have seen a change in the way we present sport to world, its people and media. To retain the attention of old Olympic fans and encourage the support of new, we must continue to evolve and engage.”

As well as serving as the President of the Turkish Archery Federation for 23 years, Prof Dr ERDENER spent five years as President of World Archery Europe before becoming the first Turkish sportsman to be elected President of an International Federation in 2005. He was re-elected to a third term as President of World Archery at the organisation’s 50th Congress in Belek, Turkey last year.

Prof Dr ERDENER is the second World Archery President to obtain a position on the IOC Executive Board after Jim Easton served as a Vice President from 2002 to 2006.

The IOC Session in Sochi has been hailed by all members as historic with an unprecedented discussion on the future of the Olympic Games under the leadership of Dr Thomas BACH. The newly-elected Executive Board will play a key role in the implementation of the Olympic 2020 Agenda.

On behalf of the entire World Archery family, congratulations to Prof Dr Ugur ERDENER on his appointment to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee.

World Archery Communication

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