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Park In-bi Confirmed as Korean Candidate for IOC Athletes

‘Golf Empress’ Park In-bi confirmed as Korean candidate for IOC Athletes’ Commission

Korean 12th IOC member challenge… Voting for next year’s Olympics in Paris

Park In-bi

‘Empress of Golf’ Park In-bi (35) has been confirmed as a candidate to represent Korea in the process of selecting athletes for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next year.

According to the Korea Sports Council on the 18th,

As Park In-bi was finally decided as the domestic candidate to run for the IOC Athletes Commission election vote after the decision of the Sports Association Athletes Committee and the approval of the Korea Sports Council Lee Ki-heung.

IOC Athletes Commission

Inbi Park, who challenged the new IOC Athletes Commission selection process to be held during the Paris Olympics next year,

was selected as the Korean candidate 온라인카지노사이트

after competing with Jin Jong-oh (shooting), Kim Yeon-kyung (volleyball), Lee Dae-hoon (taekwondo), and Kim So-yeong (badminton).

On the 10th of this month, the players were evaluated on their Olympic performance,

athlete careers, and international activities

including foreign language skills through a closed interview by the Korea Sports Council Evaluation Committee. recommended

Korea Sports Council

Afterwards, through the Athletes Committee’s decision on the 16th and 17th, and the approval of President Lee Ki-heung,

the process for selecting a Korean candidate was completed, and the Korea Sports Council notified Inbi Park as a candidate to the IOC.

In the IOC Athletes Commission election next year, four new members will be elected.

Inbi Park, who won 21 victories on the LPGA Tour ranked 4th in accumulated prize money ($18.26 million),

achieved the “Career Grand Slam” by winning four major tournaments and entered the Hall of Fame.

It is a ‘living legend’.

In addition, she also achieved the first ‘Golden Slam’ by winning a gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games,

where women’s golf was revived as an Olympic event after 116 years.

IOC Members

Among the IOC members who make up the IOC, which is called the ‘United Nations in the field of sports’,

the Athletes Commissioner can only run for athletes who have participated in the previous Olympics who are active athletes in the Olympics where the election is held.

They exercise the same rights and responsibilities as other IOC members,

act as a bridge between athletes and the IOC, contribute to sports diplomacy.

There are two former IOC Athletes Commissioners from Korea.


2004 Athens Olympics taekwondo gold medalist Moon Dae-seong was elected for the first time during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Yoo Seung-min,

president of the Korea Table Tennis Association, who won a gold medal in table tennis men’s singles at the Athens Olympics, was elected during the 2016 Rio Olympics and will soon finish his eight-year term.

There are 11 Korean IOC members, including the Athletes Commissioner.

A recent example of election is Lee Ki-heung, president of the Korea Sports Council, who was elected at the 2019 IOC General Assembly.

Inbi Park is the 12th Korean IOC member and will challenge for the third Athletes’ Commission.

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