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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Questions Remain as Singleton Re-Appointed WOA Treasurer

www.islandstats.com on several occasions has attempted to have questions addressed about the World Olympians Association Bermuda branch that has Bermuda Olympian Patrick Singleton as the President, but the constant refusal for an interview remains a top priority.

World Olympians Association (WOA) announced Japan’s Mikako Kontani and Sweden’s Pernilla Wiberg will serve as vice-presidents for the organisation.

The WOA confirmed their appointments at the organization’s first Executive Committee since their 2020 General Assembly, which was held online.

Kontani and Wiberg will serve four-year terms as WOA vice-presidents.

The first WOA Executive Committee meeting of the year was attended by new members Valerie Barlois of France, China’s Zhang Hong, Burundi’s Venuste Niyongabo, Carlos Santiago of Puerto Rico and Australia’s James Tomkins.

The five Olympians were appointed as International Olympic Committee (IOC) representatives by IOC President Thomas Bach, who serves as WOA Honorary President.

"Fostering the engagement with Olympians and their role as strong ambassadors of the Olympic values is very important for the IOC," Bach said.

"The WOA has and continues to play an important role in these areas.

"The appointment of IOC representatives to the WOA Executive Committee will guarantee that our collective effort to support the global Olympian community throughout their life is as impactful as possible."

The WOA Executive Committee also includes Secretary General Anthony Ledgard Grimm and Treasurer Patrick Singleton.

Singleton’s involvement in the organization is under question, as a representative of Bermuda and as an organization that has yet to have a meeting or elect officials.
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