Igal Carmi was elected as the new Olympic Committee of Israel president
Following 16 years at the helm, Zvi Varshaviak announced that
he will step down in January and Maccabi candidate, Carmi, was voted in as his
successor after Hapoel candidate, Ze’ev Bielski, pulled out of the race.
embarking on a new road," said the 59-year-old Carmi, who is also the President
& CEO of Tadiran Batteries. ‘It is our responsibility to unite all the
forces in the country and work together to promote sports in Israel."
first decision under Carmi was to set up a sports committee headed by Barcelona
1992 silver medalist, Yael Arad, which will work in cooperation with Israel’s
Elite Sport Department.