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Outstanding success of sport in Hungary

Dr. Pál Schmitt, former Olympic Champion in fencing, Member of the IOC and President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee since 1989 was elected President of the Republic of Hungary. He took office on Friday, the 6th of August at a ceremony attended by 200 guests at the Presidential Palace in Budapest’s Castle District.


During the inaugural speech, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán emphasized the fact that having a former Olympic Champion as President was a real honor and success for sports, and he would support a motion to include sports education in the Text of Hungary’s Constitution. 


At the ceremony, Dr. Tamás Aján expressed his congratulations to Dr. Pál Schmitt in the name of the IWF and the Hungarian Olympic Academy.