Lalovic, IOC, Olympic Solidarity, Olympics

President Lalovic to Serve as Member of IOC's Olympic Solidarity Commission

By Tim Foley

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (April 26) – The International Olympic Committee announced this week that United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic has accepted an appointment to serve as a member of the IOC’s commission for Olympic Solidarity.

The commission for Olympic Solidarity acts to “organize assistance to all the National Olympic Committees, particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programs prioritizing athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic values.”

Lalovic is the first for a president of the international wrestling federation to serve in this role.

“Olympic Solidarity is a vital part of the Olympic movement,” said Lalovic. “I look forward to working with my partners on the commission to provide access to sport for millions of athletes around the world. Part of our mission at the IOC is to build sport for those in need and through programs motivated by Agenda 2020 I know we can continue that improvement.”

Lalovic will begin work with the commission immediately.


Lalovic Visits Beijing, Chinese National Olympic Training Centre

By United World Wrestling Press

BEIJING (February 15) – United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic paid a two-day visit to Beijing earlier this week in an effort to bolster an already productive relationship with the Chinese Wrestling Federation.

During the visit, Lalovic who is also a member of the IOC Executive Board, met with the Chinese NOC representative Mr. Zhenhua CAI; Mr. Jinqiang ZHOU, former President of Chinese Weightlifting, Wrestling and Judo Federation; Mrs. Xia ZHANG, the newly appointed President of Chinese Wrestling Federation; and Mr. Shenghui DONG, Secretary General of Chinese Wrestling Federation.

Lalovic focused the group’s conversations on strategic collaborations between the Chinese Wrestling Federation and United World Wrestling.

Lalovic also inspected the Chinese National Olympic Training Centre and watched China’s national team prepare for the upcoming Asian Championships in Kyrgyzstan. He praised the facilities and encouraged the athletes to be prepared for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Olympic Training Centre was recently recognized as the official United World Wrestling High Performance Training Centre in Asia.
“China is an economic powerhouses and a key influencer in the Olympic Movement,” said Lalovic. The development of wrestling in Asia requires China’s support and leadership.”

Mrs. Xia Zhang added, “We will follow the leadership of President Lalovic and provide as much support as we can to further advance our effort in the promotion and development of the sport of wrestling in Asia and worldwide.