MANILA, Philippines - Incoming Philippine Olympic Committee chairman and current triathlon president Tom Carrasco has been elected by the Asian Triathlon Confederation executive board as the new Asian Area Representative to the International Triathlon Union Executive Board effective January 2013.
The board members named ASTC senior vice-president Carrasco vice David Hoong of Singapore, who has served as Asian Area Representative the last four years, during the 52nd ASTC Executive board meeting at Subic Bay last month.
The vote was also done in anticipation that current ASTC president Yu Kyung-Sun could not fulfill the duties of the post due to his heavy business commitments.
Traditionally, the ITU encourages all continental presidents to act as area representatives although the decision is left to the continental bodies to elect their representatives. The Asian Area Representative is tasked to coordinate with the ITU the sports development activities of the continent as well as ensure good governance for the Asian body in line with the ITU’s policies and programs.