Eight Australians Appointed to IOC Commissions
16 May 2019
AOC: 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