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Lin Hong-dow re-elected as head of Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee

2017/11/25 21:53:56

Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) Lin Hong-dow (林鴻道) was re-elected as president of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) on Saturday with near unanimous support from committee members.

In the vote, held at the Sports Administration building in Taipei, 66 of the 75 committee members cast votes, and 65 of the 66 voted in favor of Lin serving a second term as head of the organization.

Six other committee vice presidents were also successfully re-elected. They are: Chang Chao-kuo (張朝國), Steven Chen (陳士魁), Chang Huan-chen (張煥禎), Chen Chien-ping (陳建平), Liao Yu-hui (廖裕輝), and Tsai Szu-chueh (蔡賜爵).

Speaking after winning re-election, Lin said the committee has already drafted plans for the next four years, which include programs to help nurture new sports talent and assist athletes in their career transitions.

Asked whether he would personally give another NT$10 million (US$333,400) to any Taiwanese athlete who wins a gold medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as he did last year during the Rio de Janeiro games, Lin said there will definitely be another huge bonus.

"Winning an Olympic gold medal is no easy feat. If there is any way to help and encourage our athletes, we will continue to do so," he said.

(By Lung Po-an and Ko Lin)