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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 Australian National Olympic Committee (NOC); President of the Australian Rowing Council (1983-1988); Council member of the World Rowing Federation (FISA, 1992-); Senior Vice-President of the
Sydney Organising Committee for the Games of the XXVII Olympiad (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 1980 Games, Deputy Chef de Mission at the Los Angeles 1984 Games and Chef de Mission at the Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic 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 (2009-2012); Vice-President (2013-); Member of the following Commissions: Juridical (2002-2014), 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-); Chair of the following Commissions: Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020 (2013-); Juridical (2014-)