News from the Hungarian Olympic Committee

22 Nov 2021

Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.

29 November 2021

HOC/Péter Szalmás, Iranian NOC

A delegation from the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) was recently in Tehran to conduct talks with the leadership of the Iranian NOC and the Iranian Minister for Youth and Sport. The Hungarian delegation comprised HOC President Krisztián Kulcsár, HOC Secretary General Bálint Vékássy and Hungarian Water Polo Association President Attila Vári. They met the President of the NOC of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Syed Reza Salehi Amiri, and Secretary General Keykavous Saeidi. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening cooperation, organising training camps and exchanging knowledge in various sports. The HOC delegation also visited the Olympic Academy and Museum. More details here. In addition, the election of the HOC’s Athletes’ Committee was held on 13 November. Five new members were elected: wrestler Tamás Lőrincz, track and field athlete Balázs Baji, shooter Zsófia Csonka, judoka Éva Csernoviczki and water polo player Rita Keszthelyi. Gymnast Krisztián Berki, fencer Áron Szilágyi and handball player Gergely Harsányi were appointed by the HOC Executive Board, while swimmer Dániel Gyurta and short track speed skater Viktor Knoch are joining in their capacity as members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and European Olympic Committees Athletes’ Commission, respectively. The two remaining members of the HOC Athletes’ Committee will be elected and appointed following the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. More info here.

22 November 2021

HOC/Ferenc Vasvári

A joint meeting was held in Budapest on 12 November between the Hungarian NOC (HOC) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). HOC President Krisztián Kulcsár and Secretary General Bálint Vékássy and ANOCA President and IOC member Mustapha Berraf and Secretary General Ahmed Abou Elgasim, met to finalise the launch of a three-week diplomatic training course in Hungary for African NOC leaders. The first cycle is intended to start in April 2022. Two courses are to be held annually, one in English and one in French. Info at www.olimpia.hu.

31 may 2021

HOC/Péter Szalmás

The Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) recently hosted the Central & South–Eastern European NOCs Meeting. Sports leaders of 16 NOCs travelled to the Hungarian capital, Budapest, where they were welcomed by HOC President Krisztián Kulcsár. Organised despite the challenging times, the event was originally planned for last May. The topics on the agenda included the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the inoculation and qualification processes. A report was also delivered on the preparations for the 3rd European Games. In addition, on its website, the HOC presented the Tokyo 2020 apparel designed for the Hungarian athletes. More info here.

01 February 2021

HOC/Péter Szalmás

On 9 January 2021, five-time Olympic champion gymnast Ágnes Keleti (photo) turned 100. IOC President Thomas Bach spoke with Ágnes on the phone, while Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) President Krisztián Kulcsár and Secretary General Bálint Vékássy personally conveyed their best wishes to her. The oldest living Olympic champion is also one of the country’s most successful Olympians, having won 10 Olympic medals for Hungary. She is also a coach, university professor, international sports judge and HOC Honorary Member. In Helsinki in 1952, Ágnes Keleti won one gold, one silver and two bronze Olympic medals. Four years later at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, she won four gold and two silver medals at the age of 35. At the 1954 World Championships in Rome, she collected one medal of each colour. In 1957, she went to Israel for the Fifth Maccabiah Games, after which she immigrated to the country. In 1960, as an Olympic coach, she got three Italian gymnasts to the Olympic Games Rome. More details here.

The Hungarian Olympic Committee has officially established a committee to explore the feasibility and possibility of hosting a future edition of the Olympic Games in the Hungarian capital. The eight-member committee comprises distinguished and acknowledged Hungarian economic players. Full details here.

11 September 2020

Magyarock / Péter Szalmás

The Hungarian Olympic Committee recently launched Magyarock, an athlete and fan lifestyle brand. Magyarock, referring to Hungarians (“magyarok”) in Hungarian, was launched with a press conference in the presence of NOC President Krisztián Kulcsár and NOC Secretary General Bálint Vékássy (photo). Magyarock features new Instagram and Facebook accounts, a YouTube channel, and a website that promotes the Instagram posts of Hungarian athletes and Olympics, the official IOC Instagram page. Full info here.

14 May 2019

Hungarian NOC

The Association of Hungarian Coaches and the Hungarian NOC’s Women in Sport Committee held a joint coach training conference on the role of women in sport. Organised at the Centre for Hungarian Sport (Magyar Sport Háza), the conference was addressed by the Hungarian Secretary of State for Sport, Tünde Szabó, and the NOC President, Krisztián Kulcsár (photo). One of the main aims of the conference was to strengthen the presence of women in coaching and sports leadership. More details here.

24 September 2018

MOB Szalmás Péter, MTI

The Hungarian Olympic Committee has announced the death of the quadruple Olympic champion, epeeist Gyozo Kulcsar (photo), at the age of 77. Kulcsar won an individual gold at the Olympic Games Mexico City 1968, and three team golds at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968 and Munich 1972. He also won bronze medals in 1972 and at the Montreal Games in 1976, as well as three World Championship golds. More info at www.olimpia.hu

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