So, barring any upsets, Kim is likely to be elected as the newest IOC member when the 141st IOC Session votes on October 15-17 in Mumbai, India. It is rare for an Executive Board nomination to be rejected by the General Assembly.If so, Kim, the son-in-law of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee, will have the honor of becoming the second member of the Samsung family to serve on the IOC.It will also mark the second time South Korea has had three Korean IOC members, following the era of the late IOC Vice President Kim Yong-yong, President Lee Kun-hee and former Doosan Group Chairman Park Yong-sung serving side by side.Currently, there are two South Korean IOC members, Lee Ki-heung, President of the Korean Olympic Committee, and Yoo Seung-min.Lee was elected as a new member at the 134th IOC Session in June 2019, representing the National Olympic Committee (NOC).Yoo, a gold medalist in the men’s singles table tennis event at the 2004 Athens Olympics, was elected by the Athletes’ Commission during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. Mr. Yoo will serve an eight-year term until the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.The IOC has a quota of 115 members. The membership is made up of 70 individuals, representatives of National Olympic Committees (NOCs), representatives of International Federations (IFs) and eight-year athletes (15 each).Vice-President Kim Yong-yong, who led the globalization of taekwondo and joined the IOC in 1986 and served until 2005, and President Lee Kun-hee, who was an IOC member from 1996-2017, were elected as individuals.Park Yong-sung became an IOC member as president of the International Judo Federation (IJF) and served from 2002 to 2007.The three Koreans served concurrently for three years, from 2002 to 2005.Kim Yong-yong, the former vice president, resigned after being charged with misappropriating public funds from a sports organization, and Park Yong-sung stepped down as president of the IJF and automatically lost his IOC membership after selling out his group.Lee Kun-hee, who passed away in 2020 after a long battle with an acute myocardial infarction, resigned as an IOC member in 2017 when it became difficult for him to continue his public activities.After the three giants stepped down one after the other, South Korea had only one or two IOC members before the IOC Executive Board elected President Kim Jae-yeol as the newest member, marking the first time in 18 years that the country has had three members, albeit briefly, until early August 2024.Considering that France has the most members (four) out of the 99 active members of the IOC, followed by China, Japan, and Italy (three), it is expected that the increase in the number of Korean IOC members to three could lead to an increase in Korea’s diplomatic power on the international sports stage.In particular, apart from the internal situation of the Samsung Group, the election of Chairman Kim Jae-yeol to the IOC could be interpreted as Samsung’s return to international sports diplomacy.Unlike a whopping 12 summer IF heads who also serve as IOC members, only Ivo Feriani (ITA) of the International 카지노사이트 Bobsleigh and Keleton Federation (IBSF

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