Olympic Committee Head Voted Out

  • 3 May 2017 9:00 AM
Olympic Committee Head Voted Out
Krisztián Kulcsár, a banker, was elected chairman of the Hungarian Olympic Committee yesterday, unseating Zsolt Borkai, who has run the organisation since 2010.

In the first round of voting Kulcsár received 83 votes, one short of the 84 needed for victory. Borkai received 54 votes and former general secretary Bence Szabó 27.

Kulcsár, a fencing world champion in 2007, is the sporting director of the International Fencing Federation.

A group of victims of the brokerage Quaestor bond fraud protested in front of the hotel as the Olympic Committee had its election meeting, as Borkai is also the mayor of Gyõr, which invested the city’s money in Quaestor bonds.

He also supported Quaestor’s construction of a stadium and hotel in Gyõr. Quaestor also owned the city’s professional football team.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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MTI photo: Illyés Tibor

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