Four stars of Korean sports are putting their names forward for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. Kim Yeon-kyung (volleyball), Jin Jong-oh (shooting), Lee Dae-hoon (taekwondo), and Park In-bee (golf) are expected to compete for IOC membership.
Recently, the Korean Sports Federation sent a letter to its affiliated organizations titled “Guidance on the Nomination of IOC Athlete Candidates for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
This is one of the procedures to select the Korean representative to the IOC.
Kim Yeon-kyung, Park In-bee, Kim Yeon-kyung, and Lee Dae-hoon received the letter and announced their intention to run. The deadline for nominations is 6 p.m. on April 4. After reviewing the documents, the KOC plans to conduct interviews this month and select one final candidate on the first of next month.
The IOC Athlete Commissioner elections will take place during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
As the eight-year term of the current IOC Athlete Commissioner, Yoo Seung-min, head of the Korean Table Tennis Association, will end at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the KTA will select a new domestic candidate for the IOC Athlete Commission.
Two South Korean athletes have been elected to the IOC: Moon Dae-sung (taekwondo) at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Yoo Seung-min (table tennis) at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Kim Yeon-kyung, an advisor to the South Korean women’s national volleyball team, encourages the players during the women’s match between South Korea and Bulgaria at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) at Seosuwon Chilbo Gymnasium in Suwon, South Korea, on June 27.
First up is Kim Yeon-kyung, who represented South Korea’s women’s volleyball team at the London 2012 Olympics and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021, where she helped the Taeguknangs reach the quarterfinals. In London, she was named the women’s volleyball MVP after finishing fourth.
She went on to play for Fenerbahçe and Exxerbahçe in Turkuye, winning multiple titles and earning the title of world’s best player.
Jin Jong-oh, co-chairman of the 2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games, makes a greeting at the ‘2024 Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games’ ambassador appointment ceremony at Olympia Hall, Olympic Parktel, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on March 24.
“Shooting Emperor” Jin Jong-oh is a South Korean sports legend. He won four gold medals from Beijing 2008 to London 2012 and Rio 2016. He became the first shooter to win three consecutive Olympic titles and the most medals (4 gold, 2 silver) of any South Korean athlete at the Summer Games. She is tied with Shingung’s Kim Soo-nyeong (4 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze).
Park In-bee, the “Golf Empress,” is a gold medalist in women’s golf at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She also competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and has 29 career victories on world tours, including 21 on the U.S. Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour.
“Based on my experience at the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games, I hope to help expand the impact of the Olympic Games with a variety of activities that will benefit current and future athletes,” Park said through her agency.
“Regardless of the outcome of the IOC candidate selection, I plan to always do my best as an Olympian for the development of Korean sports and the Olympic Games,” she added.
Taekwondo’s Lee Dae-hoon reacts after losing to China’s Zhao Shui in the bronze medal match of the men’s 68kg taekwondo event at Makuhari Messe A Hall on Friday night in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Lee lost 13-17 in the bronze medal match.
Lee won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics and a bronze at the Rio 2016 Games. 스포츠토토 He came out of retirement after the Tokyo Olympics to coach the national team.