Toronto, 6 January 2023 - In advance of the elections to the 2023-2025 Executive Committee, IOAPA President Richard Koo announced today that he would not be seeking re-election this coming April.
“It has been the honour of a lifetime to represent the members of the IOAPA. After 4 terms and 8 years as president, I have full confidence that the IOAPA is well positioned to take on the challenges and opportunities that await our organisation as we continue our mandate to support the IOA and deliver the message of Olympism around the world.”
“The next generation of leaders will inject new energy and ideas to propel our association and Olympic education forward, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us! Thanks to the new electronic voting system IOAPA instituted in 2021, every member will have an opportunity to have their say in choosing our next President and Executive Committee. This direct and democratic connection to our membership is one of the most important innovations we have brought to the association since our founding over 30 years ago.”
“I will do everything I can to support the success of our new Executive Committee as they take office at the end of the IOAPA Session in June 2023. It has been such a rewarding opportunity for me to give back to the IOA and Olympic movement, and I thank everyone who has supported me all these years. In the meantime, I strongly encourage any of our members to consider running for office when the official nomination period begins in February 2023.”
IOAPA will issue a communique in the coming weeks regarding the schedule for nominations, culminating in the IOAPA Executive Committee Elections in April 2023.
The International Olympic Academy Participants Association (IOAPA) is a volunteer organisation whose members have the Olympic Movement at heart. We strive to foster an international and multicultural Olympic fellowship of IOA past participants, providing tools and resources to facilitate Olympic education and support Olympism worldwide.
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