Janez Kocijančič elected President of the European Olympic Committees, Raffaele Pagnozzi Secretary General
- Published: 24 November 2017
Janez Kocijančič has been elected permanent President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) by acclamation to replace Patrick Hickey today. Kocijančič, the 76-year-old Slovenian who has served as acting President since August 2016, was uncontested for the position at the body's General Assembly here.Niels Nygaard of Denmark was elected vice-president after securing 27 of 50 possible votes in a two-horse race. Italy's Raffaele Pagnozzi and Kikis Lazarides of Cyprus were also both elected unopposed for the respective secretary general and treasurer roles.