Professor Ugur Erdener, president of World Archery, was elected to the board of the International Olympic Committee at the 126th IOC session in Sochi.
The only other World Archery president to have been awarded a place on the IOC board was Jim Easton, who served on the committee from 2002 to 2006. Professor Erdener released a comment on the World Archery website, stating, “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 the 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.”