Buks elected acting President of Latvian Olympic Committee

  • 2023-07-11
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Latvian Olympic Committee (LOC) at an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday elected Janis Buks, President of the Latvian Volleyball Federation, as acting  LOC President. 

The newly elected acting president will be heading the LOC until the next annual LOC Assembly. 

Other candidates running for the interim post included Gunta Vlasenko, President of the Latvian Rowing Federation, and Andris Feldmanis, Honorary President of the Latvian Modern Pentathlon Federation. 

To get elected, a candidate needed to receive at least 53 out of 104 delegates' votes, or 50 percent, plus one vote. Of the 97 valid ballot papers counted, Buks received 68 votes, Feldmanis 24 and Vlasenko five votes. 

The LOC's extraordinary General Assembly will be held on July 11.

As reported, previous LOC president Zorzs Tikmers resigned in May after media reports of a conflict of interest. 

Five Olympic federations had nominated Buks to the post of LOC president - the Latvian Basketball Association, the Latvian Swimming Federation, the Latvian Cycling Federation, the Latvian Surfing and SUP Federation and the Latvian Volleyball Federation.