International Biathlon Union Elects PyeongChang 2014 Honorary Ambassador Na-Mi KIM as a Vice President
Na-mi KIM was elected as the IBU’s Vice President of Special Projects during elections at the first day of the IBU’s Congress underway in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. This makes her the first South Korean to hold a vice-presidential level position. at the International Biathlon Union.
At the same time, Anders Besserberg of Norway was re-elected as IBU president at the Congress, which involves about 230 representatives of 51 National Federations around the world. Elections of the IBU’s Executive Board, Technical Committee and auditors also took place.
A national-level downhill skier since her high-school years in Korea, KIM has remained heavily involved in biathlon and winter sports organizations all her life. Presently, KIM serves as the Korea Biathlon Union’s international affairs director, and a directof of the snowboard committee at the Korea Ski Association.
Fluent in German as well as Korean, KIM graduated from the Austrian National Ski School after completing undergraduate studies at Korea’s prestigious Ewha Womans University.
PyeongChang 2014 bid Chairman Han Seung-soo responded enthusiastically to the news, saying that KIM’s election as vice president provides further evidence of Korea’s growing involvement in, and promotion of winter sports around the world. The chairman added that, with her wide-ranging experience and networks, KIM, who became an Honorary Ambassador last January, will play a special role in promoting PyeongChang on the world stage.