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.