23 November 2013
Patrick Hickey re-elected EOC President
On Saturday the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) completed its work in Rome. On the final day the President and the Executive Committee of the organization were elected. Patrick Hickey was re-elected Head of the EOC for the second time. He was the only candidate running for the presidency.
Hickey, a 68-year-old Irishman, has led the EOC since 2006 having previously been vice-president and secretary general of the organization. Thus, he will hold the presidency of the EOC at least until 2017.
The Honorary Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Kozlovsky has been re-elected to the EOC Executive Committee for another four years.
The General Assembly participants marked the achievements of the employees of the Russian Olympic Committee with Laurel Award for outstanding achievement in the promotion of sports in the country and the strengthening of ties between the National Olympic Committees of Europe. The Head of the ROC Department for Cooperation with the all-Russian sports federations Valery Kuvaev became its owner.
After closing of the General Assembly its delegates and participants on the part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), headed by IOC President Thomas Bach, visited the audience with Pope Francis, that was also attended by the Head of the ROD and the IOC member Alexander Zhukov.