Aron Szilagyi (HUN) Approved as Election Candidate to IOC Athletes’ Commission

LAUSANNE, Switz., Dec. 5, 2023 – Aron Szilagyi, Hungary’s world champion and triple Olympic gold medallist in men’s sabre, has been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board to take part in next year’s Paris 2024 election to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.

Szilagyi earned gold medals in individual men’s sabre at the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and won the gold at the 2022 Cairo Fencing World Championships. He served on the FIE Athletes’ Commission from 2013 to 2022 and has been on the Hungarian NOC Athletes’ Commission since 2020.

The IOC Athletes’ Commission comprises up to 23 members, with 12 elected by athlete peers and a maximum of 12 being appointed by the IOC. The approved list of candidates for Paris 2024 includes 32 athletes (18 male and 14 female), from which four new positions will be elected to the Commission.

The candidates are nominated by their respective National Olympic Committees, coming from 15 sports and 32 NOCs. The vote is supervised and certified by an Election Committee, appointed by IOC President Thomas Bach.

The elected term is eight years, with the outgoing members having been elected and appointed at the Rio 2016 Games.

For more information about the IOC Athletes’ Commission, click here.

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