(ATR) C.K. Wu will be involved in the ongoing realignment of SportAccord as president of AIBA, the federation representing Olympic boxing as well as an ambitious professional program.
Wu is number 24 in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2016. Now in its 20th year, the survey ranks 25 individuals or events expected to have a major influence on the Olympics in the year ahead.
Since 2012 he has been the representative of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations on the IOC Executive Board, with his term ending in the coming year. ASOIF has but a handful of federation presidents from whom to select who are also IOC members, Wu by far the most senior among them. He turns 70 in 2016, able to serve on the IOC until 2026 as he is covered by the age 80 retirement rule.
Wu, from Chinese Taipei, is also a key IOC member from the region who can follow preparations for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, even if he is a Summer Olympics expert.
Under his no-nonsense style of leadership, Olympic boxing has regained its credibility since he became AIBA president in 2006. He now faces the challenge of keeping his sport relevant in a fast changing martial arts landscape.
2015 ranking: not ranked
Written by Ed Hula.
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