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Mr Phillip Walter COLES, AM

Mr Phillip Walter COLES, AM

Phillip Walter COLES, AM
Entry in the IOC 1982
Country AUS (Australia)
Born 20 July 1931
Sports practised
Canoe, surfing, golf, skiing

Sports career
Olympic Games: Australian canoeing team member in Rome (1960), canoeing team captain in Tokyo (1964), canoeing team member in Mexico City (1968); winner of 25 National Canoe Racing Championships; 5 times National Surf Lifesaving champion; Captain of the first Australian Surf Lifeguard team to compete in California (USA) (1965)

Sports administration
Member of the Executive Board of the Australian Olympic Committee (1973-), Secretary General (1985-1993) then Director of International Relations (1993-1999); Vice President and Director of Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) (1993-1999); Secretary General of the International Triathlon Union (1994-1999); Patron of the Australian Triathlon Union (1993-); Foundation member and member of the Executive Board of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (1981-); Chairman of the New South Wales Institute of Sport (1995-); Board Member of the Australian Sports Drug Agency (1996-1998); Vice President of the Australian Luge Association (1991-1994); Chairman of the Torch Relay Committee SOCOG (1994-1999); Member of the Australian Sports Commission (1984-1987; 1989-1991), of the NSW Government International Sports Facilities Committee (1989), of the NSW Government State Sports Centre Trust (Homebush) (1983-) and of the MLC Junior Sports Foundation Board; Vice-President of the World Taekwondo Federation (2008-)

"Handbook for Managers of International Sporting Teams" (1980)

Awards and distinctions
Awarded Knight in Order of Lifesaving (1996); Honorary Life Member of the International Triathlon Union (2000); Australian Sporting Hall of Fame (2000); ’Fair Play Award’ of the International Committee for Fair Play; Member of the Order of Australia (AM); Life Member of the NOC, of the Australian Canoe Federation, and of the New South Wales Olympic Council; 50 Year Service medallion for Surf Lifesaving; Olympic Order in silver (2012)

IOC History
Member of the IOC from 1982 to 2011; Honorary Member since 2012; Member of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (1983-1987, 1993-1999, 2001-), Joint Mass Media (1983-1984), Olympic Solidarity (1987-1995), Study and Evaluation for the Preparation of the Winter Olympic Games (1987-1988), Sport for All (1989-1995, 2007-), New Sources of Financing (1995-1997) then Marketing (1998-1999), Working Group on the Olympic Programme and Olympic Programme Commission (2002-)