Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., son of the late IOC president, has not ruled out running for the 2025 election when the term of the current chairman of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach of Germany, expires.
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The 61-year-old Spanish sports diplomat told COPE in an interview with Spanish radio that he was considering the possibility of winning the post in the future. He added that first, however, he wanted to achieve his goal of returning to the IOC Executive Board. He left there in 2020 after serving two consecutive four-year terms on the governing board and was also vice president. According to the regulation, you can return to the IOC after waiting for two years and try to be re-elected. In any case, he did not break away from the Olympic movement: he is the head of the coordination committee overseeing preparations for the 2022 Beijing Winter Pentathlon.
The younger Samaranch joined the International Olympic Committee in 2001, the same year his father resigned from the presidency after more than two decades.
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