Golden 25 -- European Olympics Chief #9 Patrick Hickey

(ATR) The head of the European Olympic Committees now has a continental games to oversee. Patrick Hickey won EOC approval this month for a European Games after years of cajoling the 49 NOCs of the region as well as federations. Baku, Azerbaijan, will host the 2015 debut. It’s up to Hickey and colleagues to make the most of this new addition to the sport calendar.

A year ago, Hickey was involved in the jostle for control of the Association of National Olympic Committees. Now he sits on the IOC Executive Board as a result, holding the seat earmarked for ANOC.

Hickey also serves on the coordination commission for Rio 2016 as well as the marketing commission.

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Written and reported by the ATR Staff.