Spyros Capralos re-elected President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee
Spyros Capralos has been re-elected President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee for a fourth term, during HOC’s election. Capralos who is also and IOC member and President of the European Olympic Committees was the only candidate for the presidency and received 22 out of 22 votes.
Addressing the members of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Spyros Capralos announced that it’s going to be his last term in HOC presidency:
“Thank you very much for honoring me once again! I hope I live up to your expectations. Αlthough, according to our statutes, I am allowed to run for President again in the future, I do not intend to use this right after the Paris 2024 Olympics. All you young people, see it as a race where you start from the same starting line. In this race you will have to show work and achievements in the HOC, with a spirit of cooperation and solidarity with the colleagues and the staff of the HOC. The new candidate must have an international profile as befits Greece. Our country has a leading role in the Olympic Movement, as we are increasingly at the center of international interest…”
Capralos was a member of the Greek National water polo team at two Olympics, Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984 and he has led the HOC since 2009.
Stelios Aggeloudis and Stefanos Chandakas were elected at the position of HOC vice-presidents. Manolis Kolympadis will be again secretary general and Antonis Nikolopoulos will be treasurer for one more term.