The 1987 Modern Pentathlon World Champion Focused his election campaign on two main themes- encouraging social commitment from Olympians and providing services to Olympians during and after their career.
Bouzou was nominated by a vast majority in the first round of voting. He succeeds the American Richard "Dick" Fosbury at the head of the only international organization which unites all of the 100,000 athletes to have competed in an Olympic event.
Bouzou, who is also the President & Founder of Peace and Sport said he wants the WOA to become “a global player to serve society.”
"Sport has given us so much. It has changed our lives. It can be a life-changer for so many more people in so many different ways. And we are the ones who can make that happen (...).
"The World Olympians Association is the most amazing reservoir of resources, experience and talent you could find! And yet it remains largely untapped. We need to change that.”
This position is a reward to a man who has dedicated his life to Modern Pentathlon and the Olympic Movement.
Not only has he competed in 4 Olympic Games (Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992) and won an Olympic medal, he has also been the Secretary General of UIPM since 1997 where he has overseen a significant rise in the sport. These 2 factors, together with the rest of his distinguished career we can all see Bouzou is the right man for the job.