PHUKET, Thailand (AP) – A South Korean govt with Olympic sponsor Samsung was elected on Friday as the brand new president of the Worldwide Skating Union.
Kim Jae-youl garnered 77 out of 119 votes in a four-person race to steer the governing physique of determine skating and velocity skating. The opposite candidates have been from america, Finland and Serbia.
Kim, who heads Samsung Financial Analysis, beforehand held a senior place on the organizing committee for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
His different Olympic roles embody a seat assigned by the IOC to its program committee, which oversees the collection of sports activities for the Summer time and Winter Video games, and he was on the IOC panel that oversaw preparations for the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
“I’m very shocked and humbled by your overwhelming help,” Kim advised ISU voters at their election rally in Phuket, Thailand.
He succeeds Jan Dijkema from the Netherlands, who resigned after six years.
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