Jiří Kejval re-elected Czech Olympic Committee President
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, Jiří Kejval, was re-elected as Czech Olympic Committee President for a third term during the General Assembly on 29 June. The former international rower, who is a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee member, was first elected as President in 2012. Kejval is also Chair of the IOC Marketing Commission and IOC Television and Marketing Services.
President Kejval stood unopposed in the election, which was delayed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the General Assembly, President Kejval said, “I am delighted to have received such great support from the members of the Plenary Session. I see this as an affirmation of the work of our whole team and also an obligation for the coming years.”
ANOC International Relations Commission member Roman Kumpošt, who is Vice-President of the International Ski Federation and a member of the IOC Communications Commission, was re-elected as a Czech Olympic Committee Vice-President. Finance will continue to be the responsibility of Vice-President Libor Varhaník, who is also Vice-President of European Athletics and President of Czech Athletics. The areas of coaching, Olympism and education will continue to fall under the remit of Vice-President Zdeněk Haník, whilst non-Olympic sports will be represented by Vice-President Filip Šuman, who is Vice-President of the International Floorball Federation. Meanwhile, Milan Hnilička was elected as Vice-President for the first time. Hnilička is an Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion in ice hockey, who until recently led the National Sports Agency.