Janez Kocijančič was the eighth President of the EOC (2017-2020). He died on 1 June 2020 at the age of 78, following a courageous battle against a sudden and severe disease.
Kocijančič was elected to the top post in November 2017 after four years as Vice President. He joined the EOC in 1997 first as an auditor and then in 2005 as a Member of the Executive Committee.
He was a great ambassador and promoter of the Olympic Movement and a true believer in the Olympic values for education, for peace and for social inclusion.
The EOC will always remember President Kocijančič fondly and with great reverence. More information on his biography can be found here.
Janez Kocijančič was a great ambassador and promoter of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Values. He was a true believer in the Olympic values for education, for peace and for social inclusion. For me, like many in the Olympic Movement, he was a true friend and I deeply admired the dignified way he faced his illness. We will always remember and honour him, and the Olympic flag will fly at half mast for this great man of our Olympic Movement.
Thomas Bach - IOC President
He has left a huge void in the heart of the Olympic Movement of Europe. He will be remembered for his professionalism and wise vision in profoundly understanding the diversity between the European countries. His cultural and historical knowledge was of great benefit to the sport movement in Europe and helped lead it to a prominent position globally. Janez was a true friend for me and many other Members of the EOC Executive Committee.
Raffaele Pagnozzi - EOC Secretary General
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