Patrick Hickey is to serve a second four-year term on the executive committee of the International Olympic Committee, it was announced at the 129th IOC Session.
Mr Hickey has served on a number of IOC commissions over the past 20 years, having been a member of the the Executive Board since 2012. The Dubliner will resume his seat a representative of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)
Two new IOC vice-presidents and seven new members were also elected ahead of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
Speaking after the announcement Mr Hickey said he was looking forward to serving another term:
“I’m thrilled to be re-elected for another four years, representing the 206 National Olympic Committees around the world,” he said.
“My continuation on the executive board is great for my position of European Olympic Committees. It’s an interesting time we’re going through so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Honorary Life President of the Irish Judo Association; President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (1989-); Chef de Mission at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in 1988 in Seoul and at the Games of the XXV Olympiad in 1992 Barcelona; Vice-President (1997-2001), Secretary General (2001-2006) then President (2006-) of the European Olympic Committees (EOC); Member of the Executive Council of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) (1994-); Senior Vice-President of the ANOC (2006-)
Member the Executive Board (2012-): member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1996 then 2002-), Olympic Solidarity (1996-), “IOC 2000” (1999), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), 2009 Congress (2006-2009), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (2010-), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-); Delegate Member for Autonomy (2014-)