SEOUL, May 11 (Yonhap) — A South Korean anti-doping expert has joined the top educational body of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
International Sport Strategy Foundation (ISF), based in Seoul, announced on Wednesday that Park Jao-Hee, its secretary general, had been appointed to the Scientific Committee of the International Olympic Academy (AIO).
Basée en Grèce, l’AIO est responsable de l’éducation et de la recherche olympiques. He offers master’s programs in Olympic studies and manages other educational programs for national Olympic committees, athletes and sports journalists.
Park, a member of the Olympic Council of Asia’s anti-doping commission, is the first South Korean to join the IOA.
“As a member of the IOA, representing global Olympic studies, I will try to give academic value to sports science,” Park said. “Going further, I hope to contribute to the development of sports science and education in Korea.”
Park, 42, has a doctorate. in Sports Medicine and Science from Kyung Hee University and is an adjunct professor at Ewha Womans University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Park has served as the anti-doping manager for a number of international sporting competitions held in South Korea: the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju.
Park also worked as an anti -doping control agent for the 2010 winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and as a control site for the anti -doping control site during the 2014 winter games in Sochi.
Park has helped develop educational materials by the World Anti-Doping Agency and participated in anti-doping research projects by the Korean Anti-Doping Agency.