Manolis KOLYMPADIS General Secretary of the Hellenic Olympic Committee
The president of Hellenic Table Tennis Federation Manolis KOLYMPADIS received another great honor in his long career in sport yesterday. KOLYMPADIS was elected general secretary of the Hellenic Olympic Committee for the period 2017-2020.
In the elections of H.O.C. he received 14 votes in total of 14 votes cast and became General Secretary in the administration of Spiros KAPRALOS, who was re-elected to the presidency, continuing his tenure, which began in 2009. In a statement, 64 year old head of the board of E.F.O.Ep.A. sent warm thanks to various people and in particular to the President of the Greek Basketball Federation George VASSILAKOPOULOS, whom he described as his mentor. He also assured the people of table tennis that his new duties in the H.O.C. will not affect the work of the president of H.T.T.F..
Manolis KOLYMPADIS said: “I thank my colleagues for the honor they gave me. And those who honored me with their vote, and those who withdrew from the process. I feel that this is the culmination and reward of my long road in sports and this is directly reflected in the table tennis sport. Thanks also sincerely welcome friends from all over Greece, who yesterday and today telephoned and gave me my courage and strength, but especially want to thank my athletic father, George VASSILAKOPOULOS, who in 1982 helped me and encouraged me to be involved with sport. He is my mentor and, whether it did not attend the vote, for me it was like to be present. I want to assure the world of table tennis that my increased responsibilities as the Hellenic Olympic Committee general secretary will no way affect my presence as president of the federation.”