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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, Australia

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 (AOC); President of the Australian Rowing Council (1983-1988); Council member of the World Rowing Federation (FISA) (1992-2014); Senior Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Sydney in 2000 (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); Activities at the Games of the Olympiad: Australian Olympic Team Rowing Section Manager, Montreal 1976, Administration Director, Moscow 1980, Deputy Chef de Mission, Los Angeles 1984 and Chef de Mission at the following editions: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008

Awards and distinctions
Olympic Order, 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); IOC Vice-President (2013-); Member of the following Commissions: Juridical (2002-2014), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), TV Rights and New Media (2005-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 in London (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 2020 in Tokyo (2013-), Juridical (2014-2015), Sport and Law (2014-2015), Legal Affairs (2015-); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights - Oceania (2015-)