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Mr John D. COATES, AC

Mr John D. COATES, AC

John D. COATES, AC
Entry in the IOC 2001
Country AUS (Australia)
Born 07 May 1950
Education
Bachelor of Law, Sydney University

Career
Lawyer and Company Director

Sports practised
Rowing (coxswain)

Sports administration
Member of the Executive (1982-1985), Vice-President (1985-1990) then President (1990-) of the NOC; President of the Australian Rowing Council (1983-1988); Council member of the International Rowing Federation (FISA, 1992-); Senior Vice-President of SOCOG (1993-2000) and Chairman of SOCOG Sports Commission (1996-2000); Member (1994), Vice-President (1995-2010) then President (2011-) of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS); President of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) (2011-); Chairman of the Australian Olympic Foundation (1996-); member, Sydney Olympic Park Authority (2005-); Director (1985) and Deputy Chairman (1986-1989) of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); member (1987-1989) and Deputy Chairman (1989-1998) of the Australian Sports Commission (incl. AIS); Australian Olympic Team Rowing Section Manager at the Montreal Games, Administration Director at the Moscow Games, Deputy Chef de mission at the Los Angeles Games and Chef de mission at the Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing Games

Awards and distinctions
Olympic Order in Gold (2000); FISA Medal of Honour (2000), Member of the Order of Australia (1989); Officer of the Order of Australia (1995); Companion of the Order of Australia (2006)

IOC History
Member of the Executive Board (2009-2013); Vice-President (2013-); Member of the following Commissions: Juridical (2002-), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), TV Rights and New Media (2005-), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (2005-2012), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 (2010-); Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020 (2013-); Chairman of the Juridical Commission (2014-)