as South Korea’s candidate for IOC Athletes’ Commissioner
South Korea’s 12th IOC member seeks election during next year’s Paris Games
Park In-bee answers questions
A closed-door interview for the Korean Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission, 토토 the first gateway to selecting South Korean candidates for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was held Tuesday at the Olympic Park Hotel in Bangdong, Songpa-gu, Seoul. Golf athlete Park In-bee answers a reporter’s question as she heads to the interview center.
“Golf queen” Park In-bee, 35, has been confirmed as a candidate to represent South Korea in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) athlete selection process next year.
According to the Korea Olympic Committee on Monday, Park was finalized as the country’s candidate to run in the IOC athletes’ election following a vote by the athletes’ committee and approval by the president of the Korean Olympic Committee, Lee Ki-heung.
Park, who challenged the new IOC Athletes’ Commissioner election process that will take place during next year’s Paris Olympics, was selected as the Korean candidate after competing with Jin Jong-oh (shooting), Kim Yeon-kyung (volleyball), Lee Dae-hoon (taekwondo) and Kim So-young (badminton).
The athletes were interviewed in private by an evaluation committee of the Korean Olympic Committee on March 10 to evaluate their athletic careers, 안전놀이터 including Olympic results, and their ability to perform internationally, including speaking foreign languages, and Park, who received the highest score, was recommended as the single candidate by the KOC’s senate on March 14.
Following the decision of the Athletes’ Commission on the 16th and 17th and the approval of President Lee Ki-heung on the same day, the process of selecting the Korean candidate was completed and the Korean Sports Federation will notify the IOC of Park In-bee’s candidacy. Next year’s IOC Athletes’ Commission elections will see four new members elected.
Park, who has 21 wins on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour and ranks fourth on the all-time money list ($18.26 million), is a “living legend” who achieved the “career grand slam” of winning all four majors and is a member of the Hall of Fame.
She also completed the first-ever “golden slam” at Rio de Janeiro 2016, when women’s golf was reinstated as an Olympic sport after a 116-year absence.
Previous South Korean IOC members
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected Lee Ki-heung (64), President of the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC), as a new member of the IOC at its 134th Session held at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday (June 26).
Among the IOC members who make up the organization that has been called the “United Nations of sports,” only athletes who have competed in the previous Olympic Games or are competing in the Olympic Games in which the election is being held can run for the position. They have the same rights and responsibilities as other IOC members, and can serve as a bridge between athletes and the IOC and contribute to sports diplomacy.
There have been two IOC Athletes from South Korea.
Dae-sung Moon, a gold medalist in taekwondo at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was first elected during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Yoo Seung-min, a gold medalist in men’s singles table tennis at the Athens Olympics, was elected during the 2016 Rio Olympics and will soon complete his eight-year term.
Including the athletes, there have been 11 Korean IOC members.
The most recent was Korean Sports Minister Lee Ki-heung, 스포츠토토 who was elected at the 2019 IOC Session.
Park will be the 12th South Korean IOC member and the third Athletes’ Commissioner.