— Published 2 February 2022

Zsolt Gyulay as President

There has been a change of governance at the Hungarian Olympic Committee. Zsolt Gyulay, double Olympic champion in canoeing at the 1988 Seoul Games, was elected president of the body at the last general assembly. He succeeds Krisztián Kulcsár, who had decided to resign from his position. In order to win and become the 17th president of the National Olympic Committee, Zsolt Gyulay beat his only rival for the post, the lawyer and sailing specialist Balázs Hajdu, by 34 votes to 14. Aged 57, Zsolt Gyulay takes over the reins of the Hungarian Olympic movement halfway through the Olympic Games, when the capital, Budapest, is due to host the World Athletics Championships in 2023 and may bid for the Summer Games in 2036.