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ÖTV: Florian Gosch: former Olympian with fifth place becomes Secretary General of ÖOC

ÖTV: Florian Gosch: former Olympian with fifth place becomes Secretary General of ÖOC

The former Austrian beach volleyball player takes over the role from Peter Meinel.

The Austrian Olympic Committee reorganizes itself: Florian Gosch was unanimously appointed as the new Secretary General of the Austrian Olympic Committee on Tuesday with the approval of the Board of Directors. ÖOC reported on its website that Styria emerged victorious in a multi-stage selection process conducted by Deloitte Austria against 83 national and international applicants. This makes the 43-year-old the successor to Peter Mennell, who has been operationally managing Oman Oil Company for 14 years and whose contract runs until June 30, 2025.

In the months following the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris (July 26 – August 11, 2024), Josh will work with Mennell to prepare for a smooth transition into his position. He has been an important part of the Austrian Olympic Committee since 2011: this year, right after studying Business Administration, Josh came to the Austrian Olympic Committee, where he has been Marketing Director ever since. As a beach volleyball professional, he previously competed at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 (17th place with Nick Berger) and Beijing 2008 (strong 5th place with Alexander Horst), and was also crowned European Vice Champion at Sochi 2009 with Horst.

“We warmly congratulate Florian Gosch on taking on such an important role in Austrian sport. We wish him a lot of luck in this challenge – and at least as much success as he had as an athlete before,” said ÖTV President Martin Auberg. This position is held by a former Austrian athlete, who himself participated in the Olympic Games twice,” explained Thomas Schweda, Managing Director for Economic Affairs at ÖTV.

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