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Crown Prince Frederik wishes to continue his work for the International Olympic Committee



His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has decided to continue his work for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for another eight years. The Danish Crown Prince has been working for the International Olympic Committee since October 2009 and has done an excellent job.

His period expires in September of this year, but now it has now been decided that he will continue working for the next eight years. This was announced during a charity event in Denmark on Monday, where more than 50 million Danish kroner was collected for the Danish Olympic team.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, leads a run with retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Popp. Photo: U.S. Department of Defense (Public Domain) by EJ Hersom

The Crown Prince has repeatedly said that he is very fond of the Olympic Games. Through his work, he has chosen to focus on passing out information about the positive aspects of arranging the Olympic Games. Most recently, during the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Crown Prince travelled to the games. While attending many meetings with the Olympic Committee, he was often on the sideline as he watched the Danish athletes who participated.

The Crown Prince will continue to engage with informational work. He will also have a strong focus on the youth Olympics, which will be held in Lausanne next year, and the summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, is very pleased to hear that the Crown Prince wishes to continue his work for the committee. The members of the committee are to be selected through an election, but the IOC president is sure that His Royal Highness will win by a large amount as there are few candidates who are more suitable.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Prince Haakon together before the ski-race began. Photo: Gunn-Eva Høgseth, Det kongelige hoff / The Royal Court.

Crown Prince Frederik is active in several sports. This winter, he was in Norway with Crown Prince Haakon and participated in Norway’s hardest ski race. This race was something both Crown Princes Haakon and Frederik completed as individuals. It was not listed on either the official calendar of the Norwegian or the Danish Royal Family that the two would participate in the competition.

The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the worldwide Olympic movement to support the development of competitive sport by ethical and environmentally sustainable means.



About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.