Jean-Michel Saive elected President of Belgian Olympic Committee

Jean-Michel Saive at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games (Photo: World Table Tennis) A host of accolades to his credit in the playing arena, on the evening of Friday 10th September, Jean-Michel Saive was elected President of the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC). He follows Pierre-Olivier Beckers, head of the organisation for 17 years. At the election Saive received 77 of the votes cast at the extraordinary general meeting; his one rival being Heidi Rakels, judo bronze medal in the women's middleweight division at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. “From last September I was the only candidate, Heidi registered her nomination on 8th July, two days before the deadline, it was a big surprise for everyone, me included!” Jean-Michel Saive Now 51 years old, commencing