EOK | Spiros KAPRALOS is the new president of the European Olympic Committees
On the first day of the EOC General Assembly in Athens, a new President of the European Olympic Committees has been elected, Mr. Spyros CAPRALOS is a longtime president of the Greek Olympic Committee, a member of the EC EOC and a water polo Olympian.
Mr. Capralos was elected by a majority of votes with a total of 34 votes in relation to the opponent Mr. Niels Nygarad who had 16 votes. Ms. Daina Gudzineviciute, Olympic archery champion, president of the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania and a member of the International Olympic Committee, was elected vice president.
The session of the General Assembly in Athens is attended by Mr. Marijan Kvesić, President of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Said Fazlagić, Secretary General of the OK BiH. After the session of the Assembly, the 50th anniversary of the European Olympic Committees will be marked.
President Kapralos was born on April 15, 1955. He has been the President of the Olympic Committee of Greece for many years and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees (2009-). He is a member of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage (2015-2019), an expert in the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education (2014-2015) and a member of the Olympic Solidarity Commission (2018-), etc. During his sports career, he participated in two Olympics in water polo (1980 and 1984) and is the champion of Greece in swimming (1969-1974). In his rich career, Mr. Kapralos has also held a number of positions in the economy sector and is part of numerous sports organizations and bodies internationally.
You can read more about the new EOC president HERE.