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Furjes: Hungary trusted part of ‘Olympic family’

Balazs Furjes, recently elected as a permanent member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said his appointment was a reflection of the trust placed in Hungary as part of the "Olympic family".
19. October 2023 17:24

He told public broadcaster M4 that he was honoured to have been put forward as a candidate for the post.

“I’ve been involved in sports … in designing and planning sports facilities and as part of the management of the Budapest World Championships,” he said.

He noted that, also, last year IOC President Thomas Bach asked him to join the planning committee for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.

On the subject of the possibility of Hungary hosting the Olympic Games in the future, he advised caution as the country faced other challenges right now, and in any case, he added, the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the Budapest municipality would have to find common ground. “There’s no reason to hurry,” he said, noting that the IOC would not consider the issue before 2027.

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