IWUF President Zaiqing Yu Re-elected as Vice-President of IOC in PyeongChang
Zaiqing Yu Re-Elected as IOC Vice-President at the 132nd
IOC Session in PyeongChang
On February 7, 2018, IWUF President Zaiqing Yu was re-elected as Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the 132nd IOC session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Yu heads into a third vice presidential term after serving two stints from 2008-2012, and then 2014-2018. In PyeongChang he was the only candidate up for the position and won by a wide majority vote of 78-7.
Yu offered a short speech after the vote, expressing his heartfelt thanks to the IOC Members. "Thank you very much for your support and trust. You trust me. I will do my best and never let you down. As always I would like to continue to make the further efforts to work for the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic movement. By organizing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics I will, together with all of you, try my best to deliver a successful Games."
After the election, IOC President Thomas Bach expressed his congratulations and spoke highly of Yu's past works during the IOC.
Yu, who is Vice President of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, has been an IOC member since 2000. He is also President of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). He has had vast experience in sports administration and leadership in the Olympic realm, with roles including Chinese Olympic Committee Vice-President (1999-); Executive Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008 (BOCOG) (2002-2008); Deputy Chef de Mission of the Chinese Delegation of the XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002, of the XXVIII Olympiad Athens 2004, of the XX Olympic Winter Games Turin 2006, and of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008. He is also a member of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) (2002-2014), and ANOC Vice President (2014-present.)
Working closely with the IOC for nearly two decades, Yu's numerous roles have also included: Member of the Executive Board (2004-2008); IOC Vice-President (2008-2012, then 2014-); Member of the following IOC Commissions: International Relations (2002-2013), Radio and Television (2005-2013), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 (2005-2012); 2009 Olympic Congress (2006-2009), Marketing (2012-2013), Coordination for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (2011-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2014-), TV Rights and New Media (2014-2015), Nominations (2014-2015), Olympic Channel (2015-), IOC Members Election (2015-), Marketing (2015-); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights - Asia except MENA (2015-).