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 Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games

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Young Ambassador for Slovakia at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games

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Master’s degree in International Relations, Matej Bel University

2012

Elected to the IOC AC
Why did I want to be a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission?

I have always wanted to represent people and address their needs so that I can try to help them to change something – that’s why I studied International Relations.

I fell in love with sport and it became a big part of my life. I wanted to listen to the needs of the athletes and try to help them at the highest possible level. I’m ready to do my best to make sure athletes are well represented within the Olympic Movement.

 

What do the Olympic Games mean to me?

As a three-time Olympian, I am a big fan of the five rings! I believe that sport has the power to teach us to strive for our best while respecting others. And I believe sport and especially the Olympic Games can break down walls and help us unite people.

 

Role in the AC

I lead our work on communications through Athlete365. It is essential that we support you with the most valuable information and resources at the right times throughout your career.

 

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OLYMPIC GAMES


Beijing 2008
London 2012
Rio 2016

I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO REPRESENT PEOPLE AND ADDRESS THEIR NEEDS

DANKA BARTEKOVÁ

Additional roles in the IOC
  • Chair of the Coordination Commission for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 (2015-2020)
  • Member (2013-2017) then Vice-Chair (2017-) of the IOC Athletes’ Commission
  • Member of the following Commissions: Coordination for the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 (2013-2018); Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-), Ethics (2018-); Olympic Channel Services (2015-)
  • IOC Representative on WADA Foundation Board
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