Ex-judo official elected new president of Korean Olympic Committee

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : April 26, 2013, 09:35 | Updated : April 26, 2013, 09:35
Kim Jung-haeng, former president of the Korea Judo Association (KJA), was elected new president of the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) on Feb. 22.

In a closely contested election, Kim won 28 out of 54 votes cast, while Rep. Lee Elisa, a former table tennis star, garnered 25 votes. One delegate abstained.

Kim served as KJA president from 1995 to earlier this month. He has been president of Yong In University in Gyeonggi Province since 1994.

Kim replaces Park Yong-sung who had served as KOC president since 2009. On Feb. 4, Park said that he will not run for reelection, citing health reasons.
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