ALISA CAMPLIN-WARNER APPOINTMENT FOR BEIJING 2022 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced the appointment of Alisa Camplin-Warner AM as Deputy Chef de Mission for the Australian Team to compete at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Ms Camplin-Warner, Australia’s first female Winter Olympic Gold medallist (Salt Lake City 2002) was Performance Manager for the Australian Team at the PyeongChang Winter Games in 2018 and has previously been Chef de Mission for the Australian Team at the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games.
She has also been on the Board for the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) for more than 15 years as well as previously holding numerous leadership roles in sport, including Deputy Chair Australian Sports Commission, Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation and Director of the Collingwood Football Club.
Chef de Mission of the Australian Team for the Beijing Winter Games Geoff Lipshut says Alisa Camplin-Warner brings great leadership and knowledge to the Team.
“I look forward to working closely with Alisa over the months ahead in the lead-up, and then on the ground in February next year. Alisa's background as an Olympic Champion, then in corporate life makes her the ideal fit for the Team.
“She is one of our sporting greats and I am really pleased that the 2022 Team athletes and their coaches will have an opportunity to benefit from her involvement.”
Ms Camplin-Warner says the athletes are her priority.
“I care deeply about every one of our athletes’ Olympic journeys, They have all made sacrifices and invested their lives to represent their country and discover their ultimate potential.
“Meeting each of them, where they are at, and providing what they need to be as mentally, physically and emotionally ready for their moment is incredibly important to me.
"I competed in my first games as a rookie and my second as an Olympic Gold medalist, recovering from serious injuries. I’ve also worked two games with our TV media broadcasters and held leadership roles in two prior Olympic Winter Games Teams, so I feel really well equipped to support all members of the Team in predicting and working through anything that might come our way.”
"It’s an absolute honour to be named as Deputy Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022 - you can never take these very special appointments for granted!
"Beijing 2022 will bring forward different opportunities for our team, and after living in Hong Kong for the last few years, I have a great sense of the cultural and environmental landscape we will be operating in. I can’t wait to help our athletes, coaches and officials with preparations to maximise our performances at the games.”
“The Australian Olympic Team did that for me in 2002 and 2006, and it’s a privilege to be serving the next generation with that same level of passion and commitment to excellence,” Ms Camplin-Warner concluded.
The Beijing Winter Olympic Games will take place 4-20 February 2022.
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