Wu Ching-kuo to serve second term as IOC culture commission Chair

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(Photo courtesy of www.olympic.org.tw)

(Photo courtesy of www.olympic.org.tw)

Taipei, April 27 (CNA) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has appointed Taiwanese Wu Ching-kuo (吳經國) to serve another term as Chair of the Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission and coordinator for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing in 2022.

Both nominations were officially announced by IOC President Thomas Bach on April 18.

Wu, who has been a member of the IOC Executive Board since 2012, is also the president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) which is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He said his goals are to actively promote Olympic activities, maintain an international space for the participation of Taiwanese athletes and look out for Taiwan's interests in the international sports arena.

The nominations are a personal milestone and a giant step for Taiwan, Wu said while thanking his supporters at home and abroad.

In line with the Olympic spirit, he also promised to help promote Taiwan's soft power through its participation in the committee's activities.

The Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission was established to promote activities related to culture, including art and history while focusing on values and academic research, with a view to promoting the Olympic ideals as widely as possible, especially among young people all over the world.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Ko Lin)

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