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16 Oct 2017

Erdener re-elected for fourth term as World Archery president

Ugur Erdener has been re-elected president of World Archery, the sport’s international governing body, for a fourth four-year term.

The Turkish administrator, who took office in 2005, will serve until at least 2021, with his new tenure encompassing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Speaking after the election at the World Archery 2017 Congress in Mexico City, Erdener said: “I look forward to working with our member federations to further grow the important Olympic sport of archery, make continued progress in areas of good governance, clean sport and universality, and make significant strides towards World Archery’s vision of a world in which everyone has the opportunity to make archery their activity of choice.”

Erdener became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2008, and is now a vice-president. Last week, he was appointed by the IOC to the new Independent Testing Authority for doping in sport. 

Also in Mexico City, Colombia’s Maria Emma Gaviria and Sanguan Kosavinta of Thailand were re-elected vice-presidents of World Archery, while Greg Easton of USA, Vladimir Esheev of Russia and Aladin Gabr of Egypt were re-appointed as members of the executive board.