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  • Eight Australians Appointed to IOC Commissions


    05/17/19

    17 May 2019

    Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates AC has welcomed the inclusion of eight Australians on a range of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Commissions.

    Mr Coates, who Chairs two Commissions, says it’s important that Australians continue to play a role in the important work done by the Commissions.

    “I note that the IOC’s commitment to gender equality extends beyond the field of play into the work done by Commissions and Australia’s representation of four women and four men in in a total of eight Commissions reflects that.

    “This is an important objective and I further note that IOC President Thomas Bach remains committed to increase the number of women who Chair and are members of Commissions as well as the number of young people represented on the Commissions via the IOC’s Young Change-makers Program.

    “I can certainly echo his comments that for the IOC to remain relevant we need to give young people a voice,”

    “At the recent AOC Annual General Meeting I mentioned that the AOC is now introducing the Australian Olympic Change-makers program which identifies young leaders and students making a difference in their communities,” Mr Coates concluded.

    The Australians appointed to IOC Commissions are:

    John Coates AC: Chair, Legal Affairs Commission, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Coordination Commission
    Helen Brownlee AM: Olympic Education Commission
    James Tomkins OAM: Athletes’ Commission, Olympic Programme Commission, Marketing Commission
    Kitty Chiller AM: Athletes’ Entourage Commission
    Catherine Freeman OAM: Sport and Active Society Commission
    Mark Woodforde OAM: Communications Commission
    Moya Dodd: Athletes Entourage Commission
    Ryan Stokes: Olympic Education

    ENDS;

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