Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

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Badminton World Federation President Joins International Olympic Committee

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is proud to announce that its President, Poul-Erik Høyer, has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This significant achievement took place at the 126th Session of the IOC in Sochi, Russia.

Poul-Erik Høyer, a 48-year-old Danish badminton player, was the sole nominee for membership. His election was met with applause from the IOC membership, and he was immediately invited to take the IOC Members’ Oath on the podium. IOC President Thomas Bach and other members of the IOC Executive Board warmly welcomed him.

Høyer, a former Olympic gold medalist in Men’s Singles in 1996, has been serving as the BWF President since May of last year. Prior to that, he held the position of President of Badminton Europe. His election to the IOC is not only an immense honor for him personally but also a positive development for badminton and the BWF.

Speaking about his election, Høyer expressed his gratitude and vowed to give back to the Olympic Movement. He emphasized his commitment to the development of sports and the promotion of Olympic ideals. With his membership in the IOC, Høyer believes that badminton and the BWF will have more opportunities to contribute to the international sports community.

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Høyer joins Li Lingwei of China and Dagmawit Girmay Berhane of Ethiopia, who are also members of the BWF Council, in this prestigious organization. Sir Craig Reedie, a well-respected figure in the world of badminton, is Vice-President of the IOC’s Executive Board.

This remarkable achievement further solidifies Høyer’s position as a respected leader in the badminton community and underscores the continued growth and influence of the sport globally.

FAQs

Q: How was Poul-Erik Høyer elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee?
A: Poul-Erik Høyer was the sole nominee for membership at the 126th Session of the IOC, where he was elected by the IOC membership.

Q: What is Poul-Erik Høyer’s background in badminton?
A: Poul-Erik Høyer is a former Olympic gold medalist in Men’s Singles in 1996. He has been serving as the President of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since May of last year.

Q: How does Poul-Erik Høyer’s election benefit badminton and the BWF?
A: Poul-Erik Høyer’s election to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a positive development for badminton and the BWF. It provides more opportunities for the sport to contribute to the international sports community.

Summary

Poul-Erik Høyer, President of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). His election took place at the 126th Session of the IOC in Sochi, Russia. Høyer, a former Olympic gold medalist in Men’s Singles, has been serving as the BWF President since May of last year. With his new role in the IOC, Høyer aims to contribute to the development of sports and promote the Olympic ideals. This achievement further strengthens his leadership in the badminton community and highlights the growing influence of the sport globally.

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