Pat Hickey in his capacity as an International Olympic Committee Member and President of European Olympic Committees attended the World Alpine Skiing competitions in Bansko (Bulgaria) last weekend. He visited the Museum of History in Sofia and made a presentation of the IOC Trophy to Mr Boyan Radev – Double Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, the event was attended by the Mr. Simeon Djankov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mrs. Stefka Kostadinova, President of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, Olympic Champion, Mr. Tzeno Tzenov, FILA Bureau Member and President of the European Council of Associated Wrestling, Mr. Valentin Yordanov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, President of the Bulgarian Wrestling Federation, Olympic Champion, Mrs. Zdravka Yordanova, NOC Executive Board Member, Olympic Champion, Mrs. Vanya Gesheva, NOC Executive Board Member, Olympic Champion and many other Olympic Champions and World champions in Wrestling, NOC EB members, artists, media
During his visit to Bansko he also presented the European Olympic Committees Plaque to Mr Tzeko Minev – President of the Bulgarian Ski Federation.
He also met with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev; The Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourist, Mr. Traicho Traikov; The Minister of Physical Education and Sport Mr. Svilen Neykov.
Pat Hickey congratulated the organisers on such a fantastic event.
On the picture from left to right:
Mr. Rosen Plevneliev – President of the Republic of Bulgaria; Mr. Patrick Hickey; Mr. Svilen Neykov – Minister of Physical Education and Sport; Mr. Belcho Goranov – Secretary General of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee and Mr. Traicho Traikov – Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourist.