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News 2013

Posted 18th July 2013
New appointments to secure SportAccord’s steady development

Lausanne, 16 July 2013 – SportAccord’s recently elected President, Marius Vizer, appointed Georges Yerolimpos as the Executive Director of all SportAccord Multi-Sports Games and Sergey Seloveychik as SportAccord Chairman of 2013 World Combat Games. The decision aims to better serve all SportAccord Members by developing the management team and strengthening the support to the Multi-Sports Games Unit.

Mr Vizer welcomes Georges Yerolimpos as the Executive Director of all SportAccord Multi-Sports Games which include: World Combat Games, World Mind Games, World Beach Games, World Urban Games, and World Artistic Games. Mr Yerolimpos, a Ph.D Economist, currently sits on the World Karate Federation’s Executive Committee as the General Secretary. He has held other prestigious positions in the sport realm including Vice-Chairman of the Martial Arts Games Beijing 2010, advisor of Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Executive Director of the Mediterranean Games. Mr Yerolimpos is also member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and Secretary General of the European Karate Federation. The Athens native is a former Greek and European Karate Champion and member of the National Karate Team between 1984 and 1989.

In his capacity, Mr Vizer has appointed Sergey Soloveychik as SportAccord Chairman of the 2013 World Combat Games which will be held from 18-26 October in St Petersburg, Russia. Mr Soloveychik is a Moscow native and upon graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1988, he began his career at the Moscow Judo Federation as President (1998-2000). In 2007, he was elected President of the European Judo Union and a Vice-President of the International Judo Federation. Mr Soloveychik holds an MBA in Finance Management.

President Vizer has welcomed the additions of Mr Yerolimpos and Mr Soloveychik to the SportAccord team by saying "both gentlemen will be an asset for our organisation and will help bring it to new dimensions."

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